I love this time of year. I get to indulge myself in one of my pastimes, buying books, and I get to share some of my favourites with you all. This Christmas I have been doing a lot of my
So grab a drink and join me for, if not quite a walk on the wild side, then at least a tip-toe in the shadows.
This month I was luck to be transported to my happy place two books that really “wowed” me. You know the type; the books you just can’t put down until they’re finished. Then, when you reach the end, you’re sad because there’s nothing left to read. There are the books I want to share with you.
Stephen Hawkins wrote, ‘If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?’. Realistically we know time travel isn’t feasible, but we love to imagine that it is.
While I was posting books out today I thought parents must be going mad having to teach from home again—they must surely be running out of activity ideas. So I decided to write an extra post about things you can do at home to inspire your children about the books they are reading.
Like many people, recent events around the world have has changed the way I think about things, and in a lot of ways has changed the way I think full stop. In fact my mind has been whirring so much the activities I usually do to clam myself stopped being calming, until I found a solution—audio books!
Want to escape from your everyday woes? Why not start a new fantasy series? I’ve a few fantastic reads for you.
Like many, I have not wanted to spend time in reality, so I dipped into a couple of new faery tale releases from two Australian authors. Although they both fit into the faery tale genre, they are two very different offerings. The first is an original Australian fairytale, and the second is a retelling—dare I even say improvement— of Snow White.
A week at home with a cold with my son and husband gave me an appreciation for what quarantined families are feeling, especially with many schools closing. Perhaps the most difficult age groups to keep amused are our tweens. I may have some ideas for those bored 8-13 year olds.
I used to read Leon Uris books when I was at High School. Anyone who has read one of his books knows the content would definitely not be described as Young Adult friendly in today’s market.
While I am not advocating all teenagers read adult books, there are some who are mature enough to deal with adult themes. In today’s blog I have two offerings I think might be of interest to the more mature teenagers.