Ready for another Best of from 2012?
Today's retrospective looks back at Writers-in-Residence Kirsty Eagar and Gabrielle Wang, and how they use music to fuel their writing.
No, this isn't an instructional post about how to set fire to things. It's part 2 of... <insert Oprah voice> The Huuuun-ger Gaaaaames!
Have you seen the sneak-peek photos of Catching Fire? (You can click the images to view the full size.)
There's Finnick and Katniss, looking all photoshopped...
Even if you're young and can still remember stuff, there's a whole lotta history out there you may not know about. Writers-in-Residence Kelly Gardiner, Michelle Cooper, and Paul Dowswell love history. And they make it interesting!
Kelly knows all about pirates. Yup, you read that right. PIRATES.
A lot of what we think we know about pirates is made up - by novelists. ....The truth is - as can often be the case - stranger than fiction.
Many of the pirates in fiction are based on real people whose crimes were well-known during their lifetimes. One of the most famous was Blackbeard, an Englishman who used to scare the living daylights out of everyone - even his crew. He tried very hard to scare people, even putting fuses (you know those strings you use to light a cannon?) into his hair and setting them alight so it looked like he was on fire. Freaky.
I thought I might reflect on the year that was at the dog. There have been some great discussions about all things books, especially from our Writers-in-Residence and You're the Voice contributors.
Paranormal Romance was a topic that had a lot of debate over the months. Just what is Paranormal Romance?
The Christmas holidays is a relaxing time for me. I rolled around in the mud, chased a few cats, barked at the birds and read myself a few good books.
The following are five reasons to read Easy by Tammara Webber.
1. It's one of those new fandangled 'New Adult' books everyone is talking about.
2. For those of you on the cusp of University, it gives a great insight in to the ebb and flow of a student's daily life.
Hello fellow book lovers and connoisseurs! Happy New Year!
As the New Year is soon to be underway, it’s only natural that we can expect a new wave of 2013 books to once again wash up in our libraries and thrill us readers with their fresh ideas, glossy sea-swept covers, and juicy plots. But, in this blog I won’t be discussing these very exciting, young books (no insult to new or debut novels here, I just mean that they’re books that are only just starting out in the very ancient and very glorious world of literature), instead I will explore the very roots of the story realm…