I managed to take my own photos this week. I’d gone to the podiatrist. It was a rather interesting experience. I’d been told to wear a mask and that they could sell me one for $1. We have masks in stock so I took my own. It’s the first time ...

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Where I show you a paragraph and talk about it in whatever way I wish. Today’s paragraph is from What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge. This was one of my favourites when I was young. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked it up to just check out ...

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Top Titles Books is almost opposite Thesaurus Books in Church Street, Brighton. You can visit one after the other and know you’ve had your book shopping experience. Top Titles books goes through to Dendy Plaza, or it did last time I was there. It was great to visit the cinema ...

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An old column where I take a paragraph and examine it in whatever detail I choose. Today I’m taking two paragraphs because I can. He sighed, and then looked into my eyes, seeming to forget the road completely for a time. Whatever he saw there must have encouraged him. He ...

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Thanks to my friend Susan for these fabulous photos of Thesaurus Books at 29 Church Street, Brighton. I’m pretty sure I’ve been to this bookshop but not for a very long time. If you can’t go there personally, you can visit via their website. An external photo so you know ...

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Moving on with the article whereby I take a paragraph from a book and examine it in whatever detail works. Fraffly Well Spoken is the follow up book to the ever famous Lets Stalk Strine. If you’ve never heard of Professor Afferbeck Lauder then I suggest you head directly to ...

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For my old column, Friday Photos, I emailed Avid Reader in Brisbane and asked for photos. I do prefer to use my own photos, but the travel is challenging at the moment. We’re not doing an overseas trip this year thanks for COVID19 and I can’t decide whether that’s a ...

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An old column where I type out a paragraph from a book and examine it in any way I choose. Today I’m looking at a paragraph from Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell. Taking our, by now almost lethal, Jak fruit, we drove back to the hotel. They ...

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Friday Photos is a chance to highlight a bookshop or something to do with books. Seeing as we’re all stuck at home and it’s really hard to get out and about to visit many bookshops I took the liberty of putting out a call on Facebook. Angela was good enough ...

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Today I’m bringing back an old column of mine. It’s where I take a paragraph and examine it in whatever detail I wish. Today I’m taking a paragraph from one of my favourite books of all time. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George is a book I ...

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It feels time for an update. The photo is of my Read Pile. It started a few years ago when I found I wasn’t reviewing books or magazines as I finished them. This may or may not have coincided with me studying VCE. I’m not game to admit to anything ...

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Last year we had the opportunity to visit Shanghai, it was long before the virus. I had mixed feelings about it but ended up enjoying myself. With my allergies and a language and alphabet that was very unfamiliar to me I felt justified in feeling nervous. As it turned out ...

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