Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in Just Read this year ...
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This is a guest post from Dr Anita Heiss, author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. Her most recent books are Tiddas and Am I black enough for you? Reading is an integral part of my everyday life. From the moment I wake up and grab my smart phone […]
This is a guest post from poet, comic artist, author and general show-off Adam Ford. My only memory of the MS Readathon is cheating. It was in grade three. Our teacher had handed out the forms and explained the purpose of the Readathon, encouraging us all to participate with enthusiasm. I was totally on board. […]
Only a few more sleeps til the calendar flips over to June and the readathon begins. If you’re thinking of signing up to read, go right ahead! You can do it here. In fact, if you want to sign up partway through, that’s fine too. If you’ve already signed up but you’re not sure what […]
This is a guest post from Marisa Wikramanayake, editor, journalist, writer and reader. My optometrist would like me to stop staring at screens and print for awhile. “I’m a writer.” I told him meaning of course that it was never going to happen that I would take my eyes away from the written word whether I […]
Three years ago I joined my local library. Since then I’ve borrowed 84 books. The best thing about libraries (other than that they let you read books for free, of course) is that they are totally risk-free. Like the look of a book’s cover? Take it home. Think you maybe once heard someone say this […]
Not just any book. But, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. How did my sleep get ruined? Well, my sleep wasn’t really ruined. That’s just a sensational headline to draw you in. Clickbait, if you will. Mr Elrod has a great approach to getting more out of life and becoming a better version of yourself. In a nutshell […]
This is a guest post from blogger and reader Imbi Neeme. We all have them: those unread books that we drag from house to house, from bookcase to bookcase, always with the best of intentions. “I really must read that,” we say whenever we come across one of these books, but always in that same […]
Last year at the ContinuumX speculative fiction convention, writer Ambelin Kwaymullina spoke about the importance of making space for Indigenous voices in literature; she has also written about this more recently for The Wheeler Centre, discussing why we need diverse books. As part of her ContinuumX speech she provided a list of recommended speculative fiction […]
Did you know that Marilyn Monroe had 430 books in her library? The Marilyn Monroe fan club did, because they went to the effort of reconstructing – through photos, interviews and other archival material – exactly what might have been in that library. So if you’re struggling to choose what to read this June and […]
The Reading Agency in the UK runs a readathon of sorts, called the ‘Six Book Challenge’. The challenge is designed for people who don’t read often, or are just getting into reading for pleasure. Their site has some great recommendations for good books to try. Their ‘Find A Read’ generator will give you a reading […]