AIR KISSES by Zoë Foster

Aug 04

AIR KISSES by Zoë Foster

In one of my first semester subjects, we were taught how to write a book review. I realise this might sound ridiculous but, in all honesty, the art of critical writing is a tough skill to master. I am yet to master it myself! Perhaps the most important tip we were taught is to review a book for what it was, not what you wish it had been. I could be harsh about Zoë...

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PROMISE by Tony Cavanaugh

Jul 21

PROMISE by Tony Cavanaugh

I really admire Tony Cavanaugh. Not only is Promise a terrifying crime debut, but it’s set in a place that’s only an hour away from where I live. I can’t imagine it would be easy to take a familiar environment and transform it into a serial killer’s playground, but the setting made it ten times creepier and a whole lot more enjoyable....

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The Ultimate Book Q&A, via The Book Salon

Jul 15

The Ultimate Book Q&A, via The Book Salon

Book Q&A Rules 1. Post these rules 2. Post a photo of your favourite book cover 3. Answer the questions below 4. Tag a few people to answer them too 5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them 6. Make sure you tell the person who tagged you that you’ve taken part! Favourite book cover… What are you reading right now? I’m currently...

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Under the Dome: Episode 1

Jun 25

Under the Dome: Episode 1

So, tonight in Australia, the first episode of Under the Dome aired. Those of you who know me even remotely well know how close Stephen King’s epic novel is to my heart. Tonight, my heart was broken. If you are concerned about not watching the show before you read the book, stop stressing. Seriously. They have taken character names, vague character traits, and...

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LEXICON by Max Barry

Jun 24

LEXICON by Max Barry

Words are wondrous things. I recently read a quote that reflected on how every story we read is just a different combination of the same 26 letters, and this seems quite magical to me. I spend a great deal of both my professional and private lives around words and, indeed, I sometimes even dream about them. Words and the meaning we derive from them are the...

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Grand gestures, Taylor Swift, and feminism: making sense of my contradictions

Jun 19

Grand gestures, Taylor Swift, and feminism: making sense of my contradictions

It wasn’t until yesterday that, thanks to the Feminist Taylor Swift Twitter account, I considered my personality could actually be full of contradictions. The outrage! The horror! In all seriousness, the gender equality conversation has been at the forefront of Australian public discussion in the past week, primarily because of Howard Sattler and his...

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Top Ten Tuesday: 21 May 2013

May 21

Top Ten Tuesday: 21 May 2013

I loved preparing this Top Ten Tuesday entry. It’s the first one I’ve had time to do in quite a while, so for that I apologise. I couldn’t miss this one, though. Book covers are almost as important to me as what lives inside the cover. I fear that the list below will reveal too much about what I think is beautiful on a bookshelf, but I’ll...

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