Reading Project 2016 – Winning the Brain Game #10

I’m steering away from fiction for this month’s reading challenge. I heard the author being interviewed on Radio National one day and immediately put an order in at my local library to purchase it for their lending collection. And since I recommended the title I got to borrow it first. Bonus! It didn’t take that long and…

Reading Project 2015 – The Buried Giant #5

Saxons, Britons, lost memories, King Arthur (now long dead), knights, ogres, Warriors, monks (monks! I love Gregorian chants but no chanting in this story – just a handful of evil hooded ones), and a she-dragon called Querig. Wow! What else could I ask for in this story? Thank you Kazuo Ishiguro (author of The Remains of…

Reading project 2015 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1) #2

Ok I thought I’d do a change of pace with my reading and get on to some teenage stuff. Or maybe this book is more aimed towards a younger audience – I’ve seen 9-10 year old kids (mostly boys) reading the Wimpy Kid series at my son’s school. Anyway, I have enjoyed this book. It’s…

Reading project 2015 – Gone Girl #1

The book ‘Gone Girl‘ by Gillian Flynn took me about 2 weeks to read and not one day as some claimed they have. Ha! I didn’t think it was riveting enough to spend a whole day sitting on my ass reading this rubbish. Here’s how I felt during the reading experience: Bored (slow, what’s going…

Book review: Fifty shades of Grey by E.L. James

So here’s my second book review for this school term (by the way Tasmania has reverted to a 4 term year, which means I have an even shorter time to complete my reading project!). But we’ll see. There’s still time yet. I remembered this book being all the rage last year ~ people posted about…

Merry Christmas!

Wow! What a great year it has been for me professionally! I’ve been involved with the New Librarians Symposium since May this year, helping out with its marketing side. The Symposium will be held in Brisbane (February 2013) and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the organising committee members and…

Childrens Book Review: Stanley Mows the Lawn

So here’s the 4th book of the six reading items I’ve nominated for my reading project to be completed by the end of this school term. In Tasmania, the third term ends on the 20th of December. Phew! I think I might just make it. My almost 4 year old chose this book at the…