The Cat Wants Custard by P. Crumble and Lucinda Gifford vs I Wish I were a dog by Lydia Monks Love books about animals? So do I, and I especially love them when I can see my cat and dog
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.
After a long break I am back from holidays and am rearing to go with some reviews, but not this week – this week I wanted to do a little planning and preparing, and give you some idea of what
Since I started my book blog I have done a Top Ten for Christmas. I am running a little later this year so I have gone with books you should be able to buy at any bookshop, I am choosing one book I have reviewed and loved along with another I choose off the shelf of a bookshop as if I were buying as gift (as with all good book gifts I have had a read before passing it on).
After my binge on Cosy Mysteries last month, this month I indulged myself by reading two books I brought some time ago, and in the middle I was sidetracked by a series I picked up from a newsletter promo.
My favourite modern Cosy Mysteries take on some of the elements I love from Agatha Christie’s writing. Set in small towns, they have a main character using common sense and their relationships with others to overcome adversity.
Some Thoughts on Diversity in Literature Over the last month I have been doing a lot of thinking and reading around the edges of diversity in fiction. There have always been books that deal with the issues faced by minority
Welcome back to my new and, hopefully, improved blog. Today I want to share two series of books with you – one about modern fairies and a gas lamp fantasy series. A while ago I wrote a blog about ways
Nothing I love more than a browse in a bookshop for a gift. The gift I was choosing today was for a three year old, and the venue was one of my favourite local bookstores, Berkelouw Books. As I browsed