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Book Box review!

Firstly, I am REALLY late in posting this as I had some computer troubles, but thankfully …fingers crossed… everything is all good now.

‘Mini Pack’ Review

The Mini Pack is a little gift pack that contains a Penguin Little Black Classic and a few other cool items. They’re only $10 (+$2 shipping) from The Story Pack. Then come in variety of packs which includes different stories, jewellery, key rings, etc. and teabags.

Mini Pack

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell (yes, Rainbow is her actual birth name)

Published: 2013

Pages: 459

 

 

Fangirl follows the life of Cather, an eighteen year old twin on her first year in college and her obsession with fictional book characters Simon and Baz. Cather thought college would be fine, she’d have her twin sister Wren with her, she’s enrolled in a creative writing course with her dream professor and she’s happily writing her Simon and Baz fan fiction. Of course, it does not all go as planned. When Cather’s sister decides they both need to spend time with new people, and after many happy years of sharing a bedroom, Cather is soon left feeling isolated and unhappy, delving deeper and deeper away from the real world and into that of the fictional characters. With Wren being distant, Cather feels like she’s lost a part of herself. However, with the help of some new friends Cather starts to find herself again, growing as a person and begins to realise that she can do things on her own.

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RIP Harper Lee

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Harper Lee (CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES)

Today the literary and wider community is mourning the loss of one of writings most well known authors, Harper Lee who at 89 has sadly passed away. Responsible for the all time classic, and world wide favorite, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee was born in 1929 in Alabama US. Continue reading


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The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hempworth

Title: The Secrets of Midwives
Author: Sally Hempworth
Published: 2015
Pages: 320
Genre: fiction

The Secrets of Midwives in an extraordinary second novel written by talented Australian author Sally Hempworth. What’s even more extraordinary is that Sally is NOT a midwife! Yet it is clear that she has done a vast amount of research which has paid off. To readers who have no medical knowledge it really does sound like it’s written by someone who has worked in the profession. But do not let that put you off, as the novel is easy to understand and does not get bogged down in medical terms.

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Getting Published Free Workshop

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As part of the Adelaide Writers Week, The City of Charles Stuart Libraries in South Australia is holding some exciting events of their own.

Not only are their Hindmarsh and Henley libraries hosting live streaming session of the event with FREE cheese platters and refreshments but their Findon library is also hosting an information session on publishing. These guys really know how to take care of their patrons!

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