Baggage limit? But there are books to buy!
How can a travelling author be given a baggage weight limit when there are books to buy? Lots of books. Plus lots of amazing new book shops to visit, not to mention literary museums and quirky stationery shops! And when one location turns out to be the very setting and inspiration the author was searching … Read More
Shattered Anzacs and Broken Promises
Mid-way through the year, I realise my pledge to read 52 books in this Year of Reading may have been a bit of an over-estimation on my part. Hey, I know what went wrong, I should have aimed for shorter books. All the ones I’m reading are hundreds of pages … Read More
A bookshop worth travelling for – the iconic Shakespeare and Company!
Stepping into one of the most iconic bookshops in the world is an almost holy moment, whether you’re religious or not. And a visit to Shakespeare and Company was one of my “must-dos” during my research trip to Paris. Shakespeare and Company bookshop has existed in Paris in two forms; … Read More
Reading to Write
I’ve recently read two marvellous though very different books. Both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, one in 2010 The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster, and the second a current contender Bereft by Chris Womersley. Almost all of my reading over the past three years has focused on either … Read More