Good Reading June 2015

Yes, it’s a magazine. Yes, it’s slightly old. But it’s writing and about books so it’s not out of date. Not like the bottle of Passata I have in my dining room. I don’t quite know how to throw that bottle out, I really need to deal with it. In the meantime I’m going to […]

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime by Amelia Hartney Published by NLA Publishing Pages: 177 Goodreads From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shoot-out featuring prominent underworld figure Antonio Martini at Taronga Zoo in the 1940s, this book features stories of true […]

Loot from Readings, Carlton

I recently visited Readings in Carlton with some friends. It’s always more exciting going to bookshops with friends. They point out the things that excite them, I find more things that excite me and we get photos. Well, I get photos and then get to be excited about the experience on my blog. Makes me […]

Haunted Zine Launch

You know those times when you neglect to take your own advice? That’s me, today. I tell everyone when they’re blogging to make a schedule and stick to it but today I completely forgot about it and so I’m running slightly late. It’s not the end of the world, but it is rather annoying. Last week I […]

Sticky Institute

Every time I go to class I go past a shop that looks just so exciting with lots of words hanging in the window  just like I’ve seen people hanging their Christmas Cards. The day of my GAT it was open so I popped in and bought something. Wish I’d taken photos on the inside. […]

Smithsonian Magazine

You know, I had two whole paragraphs written and it read like self indulgent rubbish so I’ve just deleted every word and I’m going to write about a magazine I picked up an an op shop a while ago. It’s called the Smithsonian and is published by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. The Smithsonian had […]

Pulp Fiction Alive and Well

I’ve been planning a post on pulp fiction magazines for quite some time, I won’t count the years. It was going to be a retrospective or a series of retrospectives as I thought the golden age of pulp fiction magazines was in the 1920s to 1950s but I found this list today on the Internet […]

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

It’s popularly known as ASIM because we’re so fond of acronyms and it’s much easier to say. I love ASIM and have almost every magazine sitting on my shelf, they are chocfull of seriously fabulous writing and as I haven’t written about them yet I’m taking this opportunity to do so now. They had a […]

Pulp Fiction

Pulp fiction was of great importance to the working classes. These were people who weren’t earning a lot of money and they couldn’t afford to buy many magazines until pulp fiction arrived. 1896 was when Argosy Magazine was first published, it was published on cheap wood pulp paper as opposed to the glossy magazines which […]

What are Partworks Magazines?

I wish I had a dollar (US of course) for every time I’ve been asked this question. I’ve grown up with the idea of them as I collected Stitch by Stitch when I was young so I just assumed everyone knew, it seems I was wrong. Partwork magazines were, and are, still being issued by […]