Australian Writers

I’m very passionate about writing…well, actually from my point of view it’s more about the reading than the writing but someone has to write so I can read it. I’m also very passionate about the Australian writing industry, if we don’t support them then they will go out of business and Australian authors will not […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Why Buffy is good. I know I’m going to have a hard time convincing those people who aren’t hard core Buffy fans and I have some friends in that category, their teenage daugther is a Buffy fanatic and they’re trying to stop her watching. I really wish them luck. Buffy fans are world wide. I […]

A couple of websites

Just a little post today as it’s been a rather busy day and I’d like to get to bed soon. It’s almost 11pm so I think I’m justified. Kelly is a friend I know from a forum on a popular online auction site. She has just started a new blog and one of her first […]

A Saddle at Bontharambo – H. J. Samuel

I haven’t planned to write anything today but I feel you’re due for something and as I’m flat out getting books onto the website I’ll just publish this review I wrote some time ago but never published due to it’s short length. You’re getting it tonight just because! This is a very nicely written book. […]

Random stuff

I’m just going to post some random stuff while I’m waiting for my nails to dry. I have a friend who sells beauty products and I gave her some books for her kids in return she looked at my nails and gave me stuff to help strengthen them so while I wait for the stuff […]

Black Saturday

This time last year was a dreadful time for all involved. The weather was shocking with the temperature going up to 47 degrees celsius and huge gusts of wind it felt like walking in a furnace, adding to the horror weather some fires had started outside Melbourne. I’d had a Discworld meeting on Black Saturday […]

The Truth – Terry Pratchett

How did the first newspaper come about? Was it something that people actually decided to do or was it accidental? The Truth gives a possible starting point and is very entertaining at the same time. William de Worde was writing a letter to some people outside of Ankh Morpork for the princely sum of $5 […]

Top 10 Australian books

Here are the top 10 Australian books as survey by the Australian Book Review and here’s the full list of nominated novels. It’s a very interesting list spanning 290 titles with authors such as Tim Winton having several books in it. Of those 290 titles I’ve only read about 15 of them and some are […]

When a holiday is not a holiday…

I’d taken some holidays, much needed as I have to break the addiction to books and the internet. It was very hard to leave the computer at home and while packing I left it to the last moment to pack my laptop as I was still undecided whether I’d be able to break the emotional […]

Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Here is the first of Terry Pratchett Reading Challenge 2010 books. I chose Good Omens, which Pratchett co-wrote with Neil Gaiman, for the very complex reason that it was more easily reached than any other. The basic premise is that armageddon is about to happen, we have an angel and a devil on Earth and […]