Sunday Book Stack ::CWF edition

I spent most of this weekend at the Canberra Writers Festival. Of course I picked up a couple of new books – have you even been to a writers festival if you don’t come home with a stack of new books?  I have loads to say about the festival, the sessions I saw, and the […]

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City of Lies :: Sam Hawke

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending the launch of local Canberra author Sam Hawke’s debut novel, City of Lies. I was lucky enough to get my hand on an early copy AND managed to read it before the launch!  It was a fantastic evening. The event was held at Harry Hartog Booksellers […]

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Book Stack :: CWF reads

This weekend just gone was four weeks until the Canberra Writers Festival, and I’ve been pulling together a pre-festival reading stack. I’m always a bit torn before festivals and other events, about whether I want to read ahead of the event, or wait until I have heard the author speak, which gets me excited about […]

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#kidlit :: Blast Off :: Shelly Unwin and Ben Wood

We were lucky enough to attend another fantastic children’s book event in May, this time for the launch of Blast Off by Shelly Unwin (who has recently moved to Canberra), illustrated by Ben Wood. The launch was held at my local Harry Hartog store – I have been to a bunch of events there and […]

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The Trouble in Tune Town :: Maura Pierlot

With me being away a few weekends in a row at book events, Amelia was pretty interested in going to something bookish too. Lucky for us we didn’t have to wait long for a suitable event to come up! The day after the Sydney Writer’s Festival local Canberra author Maura Pierlot launched her new picture […]

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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018 :: All Day YA

And suddenly it was June!I’m continuing tonight with my recaps of some of the bookish things I got up to in late April/early May (why is everything always all at once haha?!). My next event, on 5 May, was the Sydney Writers’ Festival All Day YA. This was my second time at a SWF All […]

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