Book review – The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

When thinking about book titles, you need to think about what your target audience will be interested in, while also conveying the story or message within the pages. So, if someone is looking in the general fiction section of a bookstore, you can generally assume they are interested in fiction, books and stories about people….

Oops, I did it again…

Once again, February held one of the most magnificent events of the year; the Lifeline Book Fair. Unlike last year, I didn’t go in with specific books in mind or a budget I foolishly thought I could keep to. This time, I went prepared for everything. Armed with my grandma trolley, a drink bottle and…

Softcopy

A group of Australian emerging writers recently published an eclectic collection of short stories. To confirm for yourself that the future of books is not dead, have a look here.

I tried, I failed, but it was fun!

As you know, the Lifeline Book Fair was on in Canberra this weekend. I had a plan, a cleverly constructed plan. I knew that my usually strong will power breaks whenever I am around that most precious of commodities; books. I planned to take in just $50 and limit myself to this amount. After all,…

Lifeline Book Fair

For readers in the Canberra area, you will be pleased to know that the Lifeline Book Fair is on again! The 12-14th February is a time for books, none of this romantic nonsense relating to Valentine’s Day. For those who don’t live in the area, or who have never been, this is THE book fair….

A 2014 Romance

After reading comments about various overused opening in books, I decided to take the advice and write the start of a modern day romance. Carey’s dreams are always vivid so she has learned not to panic when her dreams mix with reality upon awakening. The figures usually dance in her vision for a few minutes…