Last year we headed out to Bendigo for BendiCon. I really love these smaller conventions. They have a great feel and you can tell people are out to have a good time. I spoke to all the authors I could see, but not the artists…maybe next time. Caroline Angel was ...

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This is one of the books I bought at BendiCon this year. Keep an eye on their website for the next convention, they’re great fun…much better than the big ones. I like to find new authors with awesome writing and I think I’ve hit it this time. Walter has a ...

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You know those times when someone recommends a book and when you read it you realise it’s exactly what you needed? This is that book. It was actually sent to me by the publisher and I knew nothing about it before I started reading. As Tony Birch says on the ...

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I met this author at Limmud Oz a few weeks ago. She was a really good speaker and it was a pleasure to talk to her afterwards. This book is a fictionalised account of a true story. In the state of New York there is a small town. The students ...

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This is the fifth book in the series of books written by James Herriot. These books are autobiographical. Besides some of the names I don’t think much has been changed. The people, the area, the animals, the situations have been kept as close as possible to reality…or so I believe. ...

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Sumner Locke Elliott is one of those iconic Australian authors. I know he spent most of his life in the US, but he was born here. This is the second of his books I’ve read and I’ve enjoyed the experience more than the first. You can see what words I ...

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This is one of those books I could read many times and still enjoy. I rambled about it recently using a paragraph in Paratalk or Torque? It whetted my appetite and instead of being put back on the shelf it found its way to my To Be Read Pile. On ...

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Recommended to me by a friend, this book is the first in a long series of alternate history books. There’s a smidgeon of scifi here but only to set up the idea running through the entire series. To explain the scifi. An alien culture has taken a six-mile piece of ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today’s paragraph is ...

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