Tag Archives: reading

I’d Like to Know What You’ve Learned*

Originally posted on Confessions of a Mystery Novelist…:
Ray Bradbury is said to have made this observation: ? ‘You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.’ ? If you think about…

| Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Reading protest

I am deeply moved by reports of silent reading protests against the coup in Bangkok. According to the independent online newspaper Prachatai English, the silent reading protests started on 27 May and have been ongoing, with people gathering in groups of four to … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Six degrees of separation: Burial Rites

I’m taking part in a new meme for writers and book bloggers based on Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy’s 1929 short story ‘Chains’ in which he coined the phrases ‘six degrees of separation’. Each month, WA writers/bloggers Annabel Smith and Emma … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

The Book Q&A

I was tagged by Jo Case to answer this fulsome Book Q&A; Jo’s answers are here. I’m following Jo’s example: if you’d like to take part, consider yourself tagged. (And come back and leave a link to your quiz responses in … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , | 23 Comments

My life as a book 2012

Like Bernadette at Reactions to Reading, I couldn’t resist the silliness of this book meme. Founded by Pop Culture Nerd with a new version released each year, the objective is to complete the supplied sentences using the titles of books you … Continue reading

Posted in Meme | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Why I read

I had great pleasure in attending a Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 session that brought authors Kate Grenville, Chris Womersley and Tess Gerritsen together on the subject Why I Read. The conversation ranged from experiences of learning to read — Grenville from the … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I love books

My two-and-a-half year old and I recently had a conversation that went as follows: ME: You know, Mummy loves Tasha and Mummy loves Daddy. And Daddy loves Tasha and Daddy loves Mummy. What does Tasha love? TASHA: Tasha loves books. Not … Continue reading

Posted in About the author, Angela Savage, Books, Working mother, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments