Do you remember the books you read to your children? The Cat in the Hat, Slinky Malinki rapscallion cat, and Timid Tim and the Cuggy Theif were part of our end-of-the-day ritual. As a parent, I did not expect the shared reading experiences would continue into adolescence and adulthood. This is why I read the … Continue reading The decade we read a book about Tomorrow When the War Began
"Where the Crawdads Sing" is a North Carolina way of saying "Beyond the Blackstump" which would probably also be a good name for a book if it is not already taken. Everything you need to know about the main character in "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens is contained within her deer analogy. “Kya … Continue reading Nature Girl meets Courtroom Drama
It is the first Saturday of the month and time for 6 degrees of separation as hosted by Kate at Books Are My Best and Favourite. A book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to make a chain. I have missed a couple of months and approach this post with … Continue reading Six degrees from The Dry and back again – with a dinner break.
Unable to break with tradition, the Pocket Bookclub had our end-of-year do at Cormorant Bay Cafe Sadly, the cafe will be closing next month. SEQ Water will not renew the lease. I can't begin to explain what this means to our local community. But this is a post about books, not meeting places. As usual, … Continue reading Pocket Bookclub votes again
Windy Saturday - the Ekka winds as the locals call them. If you don't know why you are not a real Queenslander. The exceptional thing about August is my favourite smelling flowers are both blooming - my jonquils and my jasmine. Earlier in the week, I pruned my rose for the first time ever. I … Continue reading Spring/Sprinter stories part 2
It was my birthday yesterday. For a few years, my birthday fell in the release week for The Hunger Games movies and that is how we celebrated. This year we went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which I did enjoy and there will be a few more November release dates to … Continue reading Dream Dinner Party
Blogging helps me to strengthen my writing muscles. The instant publishing and need to consider an audience is helping me to be both flexible and controlled. Like a gymnast! I also learn a lot from reading blogs and trying to emulate what I see. 1.Have a Hook When you communicate on Facebook you are appealing to … Continue reading Blog posts – 5 things I have learnt so far