Children’s Round-up: May 2018

Children’s Round-up: May 2018

Welcome to the Children’s Round-Up for May, 2018. If you’re anything like me – listening to podcasts about books when it’s hard to find the time to sit down and actually read them – you may be interested in a new Australian podcast which specifically...
Historical Fiction Round Up: Issue 4

Historical Fiction Round Up: Issue 4

Welcome to the latest round up of historical fiction. We are deep into autumn now and the cooler temperatures are even reaching my home in the outback, so curling up with a book under a blanket with a hot drink is by far the best option for an evening in. Review...
March & April Round-Up: General Fiction

March & April Round-Up: General Fiction

Somebody somewhere once said, “Time is like toothpaste – squeeze it here and there and there’s always some left.” Not sure how you are going, but I am squeezing really hard here. Ten minutes before midnight is all the time I have to read these days. And even as...
YA Round Up: Issue 5

YA Round Up: Issue 5

In recent weeks, across the country, a number of literary festivals have taken place showcasing young adult (YA) fiction (Clunes Booktown Festival, Scribbler’s Festival, and Love YA). Although the year seems to be flying by, there are still many more festivals...
April 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

April 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

With a third of the year gone – unbelievably, don’t you think – the awards shortlists and winner announcements are hotting up. There were a few in April, on which I’ll report below. First, though, my usual brief statistical summary. Amazing...