With a Twist of a Nib – Karen Carlisle

I have this book for ‘free’ as I am a Patron of Karen Carlisle on Patreon. I love this website. It gives me the opportunity to support a local artist and have the money go directly to them. There are varying levels including the very basic costing $US1 per month up to the incredibly exclusive […]

Cracklescape – Margo Lanagan

Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan, Alisa Krasnostein, Jane Yolen Published by Twelfth Planet Press on 2012 Pages: 105 Goodreads A presence haunts an old dresser in an inner-city share house. Shining sun-people lure children from their carefree beachside lives. Sheela-na-gigs colonise a middle-aged man’s outer and inner worlds. And a girl with a heavy conscience seeks […]

Writing Gloves

I have been offered all sorts of things as freebies if only I write about them on my blog. I’m really careful about what I accept as it has to make sense within the general theme of the blog. I jumped when the email came through to receive a pair of free gloves and write […]

Potential attacks on my blog

This is an article I wrote some weeks ago. I’ve no idea why it didn’t publish. It was set to publish on the 20th May 2019 and didn’t publish. I feel it’s important enough to publish now. To answer my thought in the last paragraph, yes it has reduced…a lot. There are hazards to everything. […]

Oz Comic-Con and Continuum 2019

With my last assignment for my degree due to be submitted at the end of May I started putting a little thought into what I’d do to celebrate. Getting a degree is a big achievement for anyone and I’m no different to anyone else. I wanted to celebrate. With the Convention finished and the end […]

The Road Back – Erich Maria Remarque

The Road Back – Erich Maria Remarque

The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque Published by Mayflower/ Granada on 1974 Pages: 208 Goodreads Peace has come. The last tortured flames of history’s most brutal inferno have died out. And now the soldiers – the survivors, the ‘lucky’ ones – brutalized by four years of living Armageddon, return to a shattered post-war world. […]

Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson

I’ve upgraded to the new WordPress since the last time I wrote. It’s causing me much angst, I seem to have lost access to some of the normal parts of the blog. This means I’m not giving you a photo of the book. Not a big problem as it’s one of the plain Penguin editions. […]

The Measure of a Man – Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man – Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier Published by HarperOne on January 26th 2007 Pages: 243 Goodreads In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career.  His body of work is arguable the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence […]

Deadly Unna? – Phillip Gwynne

Deadly, Unna? by Phillip Gwynne Published by Penguin Books Pages: 273 Goodreads ‘Deadly, unna?’ He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don’t have a lot in common. Dumby’s the star of the footy team, he’s got a killer smile and the knack […]