Tag Archives: reading

Books that changed me

Being a fan of the regular column, ‘Books that changed me’ in The Sunday Age, I was delighted to be invited to submit my own list, which I managed to whittle down from around 400 to four. This post originally … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Know What You’ve Learned*

Regular readers of this blog will know I’m a big fan of Margot Kinberg and her blog, Confessions of a Mystery novelist. Here I share Margot’s wonderful recent post on raising children who read.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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