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More bite-sized book reviews

More bite-sized book reviews

Here’s the second batch of mini reviews I commissioned from some of my Twitter followers. They get a free book, I retweet the review to my followers and publish it here (slightly edited). It can be over two tweets. Enjoy! @toria_jayne: Kate Atkinson’s Started Early, Took My Dog is a clever crime novel with a complex […]

Bite-sized book reviews

Bite-sized book reviews

Here’s the first batch of mini reviews I commissioned from some of my Twitter followers. They get a free book, I retweet the review to my followers and publish it here (slightly edited). It can be over two tweets. Enjoy! @toria_jayne: Boys of Summer by Peter Skrzynecki. Great coming of age story set in Sydney’s […]

Last weekend’s literary connectivity, and what I’ve been reading lately

Last weekend’s literary connectivity, and what I’ve been reading lately

On the weekend I was up in sunny Brisbane for the Australian Booksellers Association 2010 conference. It’s a conference for members and friends of the ABA – so, booksellers, publishers, and some librarians and media. I was officially there as a ‘blogger’ – on a panel called ‘Customers, Connections and Communities’, with Andrew McDonald from […]

On writing, blogging and social media: an interview from <i>Victorian Writer</i>

On writing, blogging and social media: an interview from Victorian Writer

After reading A.S. Patric’s thoughts on blogging, in an interview he did for Nigel Featherstone at the Canberra Times, I thought I’d reprint a recent interview I did for Victorian Writer, the Victorian Writers’ Centre magazine, to add to the conversation. Enjoy! And please share your thoughts in the comments, or via the Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own blogs, […]

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Twitter user @whymicesing (Michelle Farran) is the winner of the double pass to the Speakeasy Cinema screening of Obscene: A Portrait of Barnet Rosset and Grove Press, along with a burgers and bevvies. Michelle’s answer was My Secret Life and Tropic of Cancer. Cheers for your entries! Come along anyway if you like – ticket details are in […]

I’ve Joined the Twits, the Dead (or Undead) and More Festivals!

I’ve Joined the Twits, the Dead (or Undead) and More Festivals!

I’m spending my Saturday making bookmarks for the blog to give out at the Format Festival next month (as it’s a DIY festival, I thought crafty-collage-style bookmarks would be apt). They’ll be on different colour cardboards with words, little images I like, and gel-pen artwork! It’s so much fun – I haven’t done craft for […]