Behind the Pen with Angela Slatter – Restoration Blog Tour

Welcome to Behind the Pen, combined today with a series feature. For my part in the blog tour for Restoration, published by Hachette Australia, I am thrilled to be chatting with Brisbane author extraordinaire of the Verity Fassbinder series, Angela Slatter. Restoration Walking between the worlds has always been dangerous - but this time V's … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Angela Slatter – Restoration Blog Tour

Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:   A Book that became a Movie     This is a book that has a slightly different journey to movie in that it was written alongside the creation of the movie, rather than simply having a … Continue reading Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

New Release Book Review: The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water... About the Book: It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth

Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women... AUTHOR: Kate Forsyth ILLUSTRATOR: Lorena Carrington About: For many young women, the only fairy-tales they know are the ones that have been retold by Walt Disney studios. Once upon a time, these stories of magical transformation were meant for young women as they grew away … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth

New Release Book Review: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories... About: For the first time together in one volume, here is the complete short story collection starring Louisiana’s favorite telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris

New Release Book Review: Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

Stone Circle... About: Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities.When a competition is … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Today I'm talking about how I fell down the rabbit hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and why I stayed there.   I’ve always been rather partial to quirk. Quirky stories, quirky movies, quirky songs, quirky TV shows. If it’s a little bit weird or a little … Continue reading My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll