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Books I Read in December 2009

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer Black Juice by Margo Lanagan Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer Related articles Books in the Queue (sffbookreview.wordpress.com) Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I Want More Of (sarahsaysread.com) The 2013 Stella Prize Longlist announced (booktopia.com.au) Don’t waste… Read More ›

Away by Michael Gow

Opening Sentence:A school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is coming to a close. Synopsis:Away opens with a school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the great Shakespearean themes of suffering, regeneration and reconciliation persist. It’s Christmas 1967 and… Read More ›

To Pacify or Not to Pacify?

[juiceboxjungle height=”327″ width=”320″ video=”iframe/embed/133109_2009-07-30-180259″] More parenting videos on JuiceBoxJungle This is a fairly controversial subject amongst parents. Mum’s especially tend to be quite fanatical about whether pacifiers are good or bad.I personally feel there are arguments for both sides. Some… Read More ›

Diary of a Wombat

Synopsis: She Sleeps. She eats. She scratches. She is training humans to become better pets. She is Mothball, a wombat with attitude. Genre:Picture Book Text:Jackie French Illustrations:Bruce Whatley ISBN:o-20719995-7 Year:2002 Storm, age 4: I liked when the wombat bashed up… Read More ›