Looking for Bear – Holly Webb

I borrowed this book hoping to be able to use it for a Mondayitis, it certainly has possibilities with a greenhouse or the missing pane of glass from the greenhouse or I could be really silly and use the hole from the missing pane of glass, all of these would make great opportunities for Mondayitis. […]

Burned – Persephone Nicholas

One tragic event connects four lives in this haunting story of loss, love and renewal. Noah Daniels is an innocent young boy who treasures the telescope his father bought him and who daydreams of one day travelling through space… His mother, Kate, nurses bittersweet memories of her marriage to Richard and deeply regrets moving the […]

Elianne – Judy Nunn

Elianne was built with the sweat and blood of ‘Kanakas’. In 1881, ‘Big Jim’ Durham, an English soldier of fortune and profiteer, ruthlessly creates for Elianne Desmarais, his young French wife, the finest of the great sugar mills of the Southern Queensland cane fields, and names it in her honour. The massive estate becomes a self-sufficient […]

Mondayitis – Ben

Things had been changing for some time, the children were growing up, Cooper was getting old and slow, I tried to keep him moving but as the seasons went by it got harder and harder…then he was bitten by the snake. Stan the Man found him, then came that big sound and Cooper stopped moving. I […]

Mondayitis – Trace

I was put down out of Fort Hold, they always take care of their runners and so I had to be put down well. They took great care to ensure my moss was both wide enough and good for the runners feet. Sometimes things go wrong but I’ve always been taken good care of, until that […]

Mondayitis – She Who Must Be Obeyed

“Bonny Bernard” he called me in that first phone call and “Bonny Bernard” I remain. Despite being very clever Mr Rumpole was at a bit of a loss when it came to Miss Hilda Wystan, he never quite understood what she had in mind from the first time they met. It must have felt like […]

Mondayitis – Mrs Myers

My Dearest Leslie, I make it a policy never to tell my students how good they really are so I write to you wishing I could somehow let you know how I feel. You walked into my classroom very different to those students already seated there, I couldn’t see how different you were but that […]

Mondayitis – John Thornton

It is indeed idle to get between a fool and his folly, and I could have done nothing else to convince those fools to save their own lives. I watched them plunge, sled, man and dog through the rotten ice to their deaths, while Buck gazed on, almost impassively. He was bruised, starved and broken, […]

Mondayitis – Miss Amelia

I am almost ashamed to admit that seeing my sister at the window, her back hunched, shoulders drooping in defeat, gives me a sort of savage satisfaction. I do not need to look past her to know that she is seeing Sara Crewe, wrapped warmly against the cold in her rich clothing, entering her beautiful […]

A Tiny Bit Marvellous – Dawn French

I love Dawn French, I think she’s wonderful so it was with great delight I picked up this book to read it and found myself rather less than engrossed. I really don’t think it’s the writing but rather the topic I didn’t enjoy. I really struggled all the way through as there was nothing except […]