Review: What Body Part Is That? by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
There is a lot of nonsense written about the human body, and this book is no exception. In its 68 fully illustrated, 100 per cent fact-free chapters, What Body Part is That? will explain everything you ever needed to know about your body without the boring technical jargon and scientific accuracy that normally clog up the pages of books of this type.
Never again will you be stuck for an answer when somebody comes up to you, points to a part of your body and demands to know: What Body Part is That? The crazy duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have turned us all inside out in the Andy and Terry guide ...
Book launches? Yeah, I’ve been to a few.
Recently, I’ve had heaps of people ask me just how I know about all these launches.
So I thought I’d share my wisdom with you so you can be a frequent launch go-er like me!
So firstly: some tips on how to find out about launches
- The Readings website has a fantastic calendar with all their events on it
- Similarly, The Wheeler Centre calendar has fantastic events
- The Victorian Writers Centre (and other states I assume) as an event section in their weekly newsletter (you will need to become a member to get the newsletter)
Review: Blue Skies by Helen Hodgman
A young wife and mother watches a clock that seems forever stuck at three-in-the-afternoon. Her neighbour obsesses over the front lawn, and the women at the local beach chatter about knitting patterns. Her husband didn’t come home last night.
She lives for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the baby is with Mother-in-law and she can escape to a less humdrum life. Jonathan, man about town, is Tuesday. Ben, a freethinking artist, is Thursday.
But Jonathan is in serious trouble, and Thursdays are turning sour. Very sour.
A brilliant, acerbic tale of a crack-up in ...
The winner of the competition to win a copy of The Book of Rachael (again, massive thanks to Text Publishing) is Arielle!
Don't forget, The Book of Rachael is out today!
Thanks everyone for entering and don't forget, there are another two competitions open currently:
As everyone knows, I had a fab time at Williamstown Literary Festival last year. While Tasma Walton is what drew me originally, I stayed for other fantastic sessions.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, you're in luck because this year the festival is back, better than ever!
Today (well, late last night technically :P) the program went live and you can buy tickets.
(Speaking of buying tickets, apart from the fact that are ridiculously cheap in the first place they also have package deals - buy five tickets, get 10% off etc. I can't believe they do that - I'd happily pay double, ...
Review: Entangled by Cat Clarke
The same questions whirl round and round in my head: What does he want from me? How could I have let this happen? AM I GOING TO DIE?
17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper – and no clue how she got there. As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see? Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? A ...
I got up early to see you. I wanted to sleep in but didn't, couldn't. When I got there I saw you and everyone else and we had a meeting that went for two hours. I ate mini Easter eggs as breakfast and you laughed at my dietary choices but said when you were my age you could eat that for breakfast too. You looked tired and had to leave by one pm. You moved to sit at the head of the table and I called you our 'fearless leader' (as I often do) and you laughed it off. Your hair was tied back with a rubber band and it really suited you. You were also wearing really nice boots, and I told you I liked them. After, I went to see you. I didn't mean too. ...
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, as a part of my birthday present my excellent friend Bevan bought me a tour of Neighbours!
I do love Neighbours as everyone knows. It's always been on my list of things to do but I'd never gotten around to it.
Before today! :D
IT'S DOCTOR KARL!!!
I was actually quite worried (irrationally, I might add!) who would turn up for the meet-and-greet section.
I was hoping it was someone I liked and also hoped it wasn't one of the younger cast members (acting all fan-girl on a ...
Review: Yearn by Tobsha Learner
A new collection of nine sensual, witty and mystical stories, following on from the international success of both QUIVER and TREMBLE, and exploring the universal experiences of obsession, romantic encounters and secret regrets.
A movie star longs for anonymity; a Sydney sculptor wonders whether a lover can be summoned by the act of artistic creation; a California call-centre worker seeks an online release in Second Life; a London weatherman inspires both obsessive lust and devastating storms; and an eighteenth-century biographer discovers a magic, erotic ritual which will change his life forever ...
In YEARN, the line between reality and imagination is blurred by the power of fantasy ...
Review: One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
The year is 1951 and Holland Winchester, the local thug and a war veteran, has gone missing from his small, backwater South Carolina town. The local sheriff, Will Alexander, has a gut feeling Holland’s been murdered but the sheriff can find neither the body nor the killer. He has his suspects but no evidence. And his suspects have their stories, their motives and their truths. But secrets can only stay buried so long.