My Year ‘Off’ Work – Nine Months In

How did that happen?! I’m almost three-quarters into my year away from the traditional workplace – a liberating yet also slightly scary realisation.  Since Little M has  returne to school, I’ve been in review mode.…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buddy Reading on Instagram

One of my favourite things about being a bookstagrammer is being able to read books with other bibliophiles all around the world – a practice known as buddy reading (also called readalongs). When I started…

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When You’re Not in the Gang – Dealing with Feelings of Online Exclusion

There’s a lot of buzz about community in the online world, but what about when you’re not part of the set? Whether we admit it or not, virtual groups aren’t that different from those we…

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Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life . . . I first became aware of The Familiars when it was acquired after a nine-way…

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