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It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet

Some schools no longer have teacher-librarians and, the more I see of teacher-librarians, the less sense that makes to me. What’s next? No teachers? Kids turning up to the classroom each morning and inventing the day ahead? Maybe there’s a … Continue reading

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So Where Has All The Reading Gone?

I’m on the road at the moment with a book for younger people – 8-12-year-olds my publisher says, and they would know more about that than I do (though it already has some adult readers too). Like anything I write, … Continue reading

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On to the ablogatory Part 5: Lucy Corin’s One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

Source of book: second recommendation from Fiona Stager at Avid Reader in Brisbane on 29 Dec 2013 (again I paid RRP) Text below : new This is not the first book I’ve seen where someone in the publishing house has … Continue reading

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Reading Blogblurt Part 4: Abby Geni’s The Last Animal

Source of book: recommendation from Fiona Stager at Avid Reader in Brisbane on 29 Dec 2013 (this time I paid RRP) Text below : new I pay close attention to Amazon, but I must admit I don’t think I’ve bought … Continue reading

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Reading Blogfrenzy Part 3: Philipp Meyer’s The Son

Source of book: surprise gift from my publisher in mid-2013, no strings attached Text below: second half of my Melbourne Writers Festival ‘Read Any Good Books Lately?’ piece The most recent novel I’ve read also makes it onto my list … Continue reading

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Reading Blogathon Part 2: Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

Source of book: recommendation from Chris Currie at Avid Reader in Brisbane, book a gift from Avid for launching their Christmas catalogue in 2009 Text below: first half of my Melbourne Writers Festival ‘Read Any Good Books Lately?’ piece Every … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (Part 1)

I’m not a reviewer. Or, to be more precise, since school I have prepared only two pieces that could be called reviews of books, neither of them this century. One of them was of Rosie Scott’s Feral City in 1991. … Continue reading

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