This morning, I visited for the first time, the Lifeline Bookfest at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Primarily a second-hand book sale which runs for nine days, the proceeds of which help to fund the Lifeline 24-hour Crisis Support Line and other suicide support services. In addition to books you can pick up magazines, […]
I found our old childhood book while rummaging through a removal box for something else. The cover was slightly torn but it brought a smile to my face; a well-loved book, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. I opened the cover and there on the inside page his name written in blue ink in his unmistakable cursive hand-writing. […]
One of the bravest choices to make when immigrating to the other side of the world is to leave family and friends. It’s not like it’s near enough to ‘pop’ over for afternoon tea with Auntie or catch up with the whole family over a long Sunday lunch. It’s a good twenty-four hours and a few […]
It’s raining; in fact it’s pouring with no evidence of snoring. There is no let up. Storms are lashing the east coast of Queensland heading southwards into NSW and beyond. There is flash flooding in places and the advice is to stay indoors so that’s exactly what I’m doing.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much […]
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Find out how.http://adailyrhythm.com/teaser-tuesday-oct-13/ Behind the wave line they turned, wet-faced and diamond-eyed. On the infinite plateau of ocean only their heads broke, they trod water, each gazing at the other. She felt him swim up from underneath […]
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Find out how. “These women maybe five years out of the van park themselves, who hid their own shiners beneath duty-free makeup and thought of themselves already as gentry.” p.18, Dirt Music by Tim Winton