26 09, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – September 2016 discussion post: A SMALL MADNESS

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Right, it’s time to get into the meat and potatoes of Dianne Touchell’s A SMALL MADNESS. I’ve been looking forward to this discussion, as the book raises a whole heap of issues with its plot and characters, as well as with its form, and I’m very interested to hear other peoples’ opinions on it. First [...]

5 09, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – September 2016 title selection, August Hiatus results

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Welcome to Spring here on my side of the world!  It’s time for flowers to bloom, baby chicks to hatch, sunny skies, and…er…hayfever. So while I’m sniffing and nose-blowing at my place, here’s something to take us on to a new era in bookclub. Our August hiatus is over. The competition we ran, asking for [...]

8 08, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – July 2016 discussion post: RUBY MOONLIGHT (Ali Cobby Eckermann)

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How’s it going, folks? Are you keeping up with your bookclub reading? This month’s book discussion has been dragged out into August. But never fear – I’ve had some new ideas for spicing up bookclub (which I’ll share more in the next post) and everyone will get a chance to join in! So what did [...]

15 07, 2016

State of Anticipation – July 2016

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I’m putting this stuff down fast, before it slips away… What I’m writing: I’m putting the finishing touches on my story for the newly announced #LoveOzYA anthology, which will be released by HarperCollins in May 2017 – it’s nice to finally be allowed to talk about it!  The story is actually finished, but I’m adding [...]

3 07, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – June 2016 Discussion Post: THE INTERROGATION OF ASHALA WOLF (Ambelin Kwaymullina)

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Good morning! (or afternoon, or evening, etc)  It’s 3 July here in Australia, and while we may not yet have a stable government after yesterday’s election, d’you know what we have got?  Yes!  We’ve got the first Indigenous woman in the House of Representatives! That’s right: Linda Burney, the new Member for Barton, is the [...]

21 06, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – Five Messy Questions with Ambelin Kwaymullina (Ashala Wolf)

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Hi bookclubbers! Welcome to a new round of Five Messy Questions with our author of the month.  Our June author in the hot seat is Ambelin Kwaymullina, who wrote THE INTERROGATION OF ASHALA WOLF.  I’d like to thank Ambelin for taking the time to join us, and for having a bit of fun with these [...]

6 06, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub: June 2016 book selection

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This month’s title selection has been generously provided by Chris Currie, author of May’s book, CLANCY OF THE UNDERTOW (and proud new dad, as of Saturday May 4th – congratulations Chris!  Love to the whole family!!). Chris has chosen…*drumroll*… THE INTERROGATION OF ASHALA WOLF by Ambelin Kwaymullina!!  Yay!  Kermit flail! In this first book of [...]

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