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Finally, it is out in paperback! When we think of serious illnesses and diseases, cancer is at the top of the list; followed by? That’s where opinions...

“Its easy to make friends if you let pepul laff at you.” I won’t sugarcoat it, Flowers For Algernon is sad, not always easy to digest and this...

Happy New Year! With the New Year come the resolutions and although many people have given up on them, I will give you two you can easily keep. The first...

David Lodge has written numerous books. How long has he been writing? Six decades? From all his books, this one is the one standing out to me, it is a...

“So,” I say to the members of the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. “These are our not-very-long-out-of-the-oven, state-of-the-art mince pie and brownie...

Ah the holidays! Christmas baking, trimming the tree, singing carols… family. There is a reason so many films are made around family reunions for...

Christmas is everywhere now: on the radio, on television, in the shops – and on our bookshelves! There is nothing like a heartwarming book with a...

Feeling like you’re constantly on the go? Your to-do list has a million and one things to do on it and it just won’t. stop. growing? Moving...

It is the start of school at Pirriwee Public. It is exciting for the children and it is a completely new world for some of the parents. Who is who? Who...

The people we meet on the street, on public transport, in shops. Hundreds a day, each with baggage, something which has made their day good, or bad, a...

She points at Watch that says 08:57, that’s only three minutes before nine. So I run into Wardrobe and lie down on my pillow and wrap up in Blanket...

Meet Liz Kroft, 29, strong, independent woman, cat mother of Muesli and with a good job. All is well – except for the secrets she is hiding. She...

Ida and Alice couldn’t be more opposite. The sisters spent their childhood together and yet they haven’t seen each other in years. Only when...

Rarely does a book keep surprises to the very last page, but this one did. I thought I knew it all, but maybe you never do? Yellow is the colour of the...

I was born on 31, January 1979 – a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, because the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like...

It is summer! And if you are not away on holiday, it is time to pick up a book that will take you somewhere wonderful. May I suggest France? Being French,...

Let me tell you right now: I am not much into crime, thrillers, mystery or courtroom drama. In fact, even as a journalist, I avoid court reporting whenever...

Last week, I told you how the label “young adult book” really only refers to the age of the protagonist rather than the recommended age group. And...

Humans love putting things into categories and boxes and books are no exception. Fiction, non-fiction, cook books… so far, that isn’t a bad...

We were very fortunate to do a Q&A with Freya North and thought to ask her about her new book, The Turning Point, the process of being an author and...

Image under Creative Commons license from Mangus D of Flickr Paris may be the City of Love, but that doesn’t mean there is no love to be found...

“I know that your mother ran off with a cowboy from Denver,” Django McCabe reasoned with his niece, “but you chasing through France...

Canada is like a bird, it likes to soar freely. (Unknown) The latest Freya North novel comes out on the 4th June so it’s time to head to your nearest...

“In life we have to size up the chances and calculate the possible risks and our ability to deal with them and then make our plans accordingly.” Planning,...