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As someone who doesn’t drink for very simple but seemingly-very-confusing-to-drinkers reasons—I don’t need alcohol to have a good time, I loathe and despise waiting in taxi queues and paying exorbitant amounts of money to have someone drive me home, and I hate feeling rubbish the next day��—I came at The Age health reporter Jill Stark’s soon-to-be-released* High Sobriety: My Year Without Booze from a slightly different angle from most. Reading, Alcohol, Giving Up Alcohol, High Sobriety, Getting Sober, Addiction, Sober, Drugs, Make It Through
High Sobriety: My Year Without Booze - The Boomerang Books Blog
As someone who doesn’t drink for very simple but seemingly-very-confusing-to-drinkers reasons—I don’t need alcohol to have a good time, I loathe and despise waiting in taxi queues and paying exorbitant amounts of money to have someone drive me home, and I hate feeling rubbish the next day—I came at The Age health reporter Jill Stark’s soon-to-be-released* High Sobriety: My Year Without Booze from a slightly different angle from most.
Today I realised I can no longer see my alarm clock over the stacks of books on my bedside table; from any angle, from any height. Travel, Nature, Outdoor, Places, Sunset, Sunrise, Cool Pictures, Dreaming Of You, Favorite Places
Reading Resolutions - The Boomerang Books Blog
Today I realised I can no longer see my alarm clock over the stacks of books on my bedside table; from any angle, from any height.
There’s no such thing as too much Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey, especially when it’s in the form of a savvy, fun-poking parody. Fifty Shames of Early Grey by Fanny Merkin (AKA Andrew Shaffer) is the first (but certainly not the last) Fifty Shames spoof to emerge. Rio Grande, Humour, Films, Earl Gray, Fifty Shades, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Spoofs, 50 Shades Of Grey
Fifty Shames of Earl Grey - The Boomerang Books Blog
There’s no such thing as too much Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey, especially when it’s in the form of a savvy, fun-poking parody. Fifty Shames of Early Grey by Fanny Merkin (AKA Andrew Shaffer) is the first (but certainly not the last) Fifty Shames spoof to emerge.
Time for some videos. Specifically, some videos dealing with the National Year of Reading (NYR12).
National Year of Reading 2012
Time for some videos. Specifically, some videos dealing with the National Year of Reading (NYR12).
British author Helen Nicoll, best known as the writer of the ‘Meg and Mog’ books for children, has died aged 74. Art, Mog, Eu Flag, Themes Free, Flag, Country Flags, Wordpress Theme, Best Wordpress Themes, Free Wordpress Themes
Meg and Mog Author Helen Nicoll RIP - The Boomerang Books Blog
British author Helen Nicoll, best known as the writer of the ‘Meg and Mog’ books for children, has died aged 74.
At twenty – an age when many young people are just starting out in their careers – Alexandra Adornetto is already a hugely successful international author.  Since publishing her first book at fourteen, Alexandra has written five more bestsellers, moved to the United States, started university, and is  now also pursuing an acting and modelling career in LA. Romans, Libri, Trilogy, Author, Boomerang Books, Livros, Heaven, Halo, Literatura
20-year old Aussie wunderkind Alexandra Adornetto has another bestseller in the wings - The Boomerang Books Blog
At twenty – an age when many young people are just starting out in their careers – Alexandra Adornetto is already a hugely successful international author. Since publishing her first book at fourteen, Alexandra has written five more bestsellers, moved to the United States, started university, and is now also pursuing an acting and modelling career in LA.
A few months ago I reviewed Carole Wilkinson’s new Dragonkeeper novel, Blood Brothers (see: “New Dragonkeeper”). Now I get to follow that up by throwing a few questions at Carole. Here’s the interview… English, Novels, Books, Blood Brothers, Blood, Books Australia, Television Writer
Carole Wilkinson and Blood Brothers - The Boomerang Books Blog
A few months ago I reviewed Carole Wilkinson’s new Dragonkeeper novel, Blood Brothers (see: “New Dragonkeeper”). Now I get to follow that up by throwing a few questions at Carole. Here’s the interview…
I’m not proud of the fact that I harrumphed when I read on this here very blog that an 18-year-old girl from the UK has been awarded a six-figure book deal. I know, right? If I had to bet six figures on it, I’d wager that you’re harrumphing just a little too. Successful People, Outliers Malcolm Gladwell, Worth Reading, Deal, Facts, Malcolm Gladwell, Book Worth Reading
Six-Figure Harrumphing - The Boomerang Books Blog
I’m not proud of the fact that I harrumphed when I read on this here very blog that an 18-year-old girl from the UK has been awarded a six-figure book deal. I know, right? If I had to bet six figures on it, I’d wager that you’re harrumphing just a little too.
Want a free book? Yes? Excellent — ‘cause I’m giving away two copies of my newly released YA short story collection, Life, Death and Detention. High School, Fictional Characters, Dysfunctional Family, Dysfunctional, In High School, Life And Death, What Is Life About, Books To Read
BOOK GIVEAWAY: Life, Death and Detention - The Boomerang Books Blog
Want a free book? Yes? Excellent — ‘cause I’m giving away two copies of my newly released YA short story collection, Life, Death and Detention.
As if it wasn’t possible to make me love Kill Your Darlings (KYD) journal any more than I already did, they posted the following, hot-damn-I-wish-I’d-thought-of-that blog: Three’s a Crowd(pleaser). Twilight Saga, The Hunger, Saga, Pretty Little Liars, Twilight Series, Twilight Saga Books, Twilight Book, Twilight Books Cover
Three Loves Are The Charm? - The Boomerang Books Blog
As if it wasn’t possible to make me love Kill Your Darlings (KYD) journal any more than I already did, they posted the following, hot-damn-I-wish-I’d-thought-of-that blog: Three’s a Crowd(pleaser).
Fifty Shades of Grey (herein referred to as Fitty Shades, because it sounds totes more street) is, according to hotel chain Travelodge and The Telegraph newspaper, the book most likely. Most likely to be left behind in hotel rooms, that is. Chris Hemsworth, Roman, Fifty Shades Trilogy
No Book Left Behind? - The Boomerang Books Blog
Fifty Shades of Grey (herein referred to as Fitty Shades, because it sounds totes more street) is, according to hotel chain Travelodge and The Telegraph newspaper, the book most likely. Most likely to be left behind in hotel rooms, that is.
I’m heading to If:Book Australia’s Bookcamp in a fortnight’s time (and yes, I realise that sounds like the publishing industry equivalent of ‘band camp’. It’s not, honest. It’s far less salacious and potentially happily even more nerdy). Band Camp, Blog, Honest, Continue Reading, Band, Unconference
Bookcamp - The Boomerang Books Blog
I’m heading to If:Book Australia’s Bookcamp in a fortnight’s time (and yes, I realise that sounds like the publishing industry equivalent of ‘band camp’. It’s not, honest. It’s far less salacious and potentially happily even more nerdy).
It’s a departure from my normal non-fiction areas but I have recently been devouring dieting and exercise books. There was a few factors to me picking out these books, from some interesting new releases to my new hobby of running, but I will cheerfully admit my main motivation was superficial – I wanted to look nice when I walked down the aisle (well, sand). Motivation, Nice, Factors, Diet Books, Diet, Stubborn Fat, How To Plan, Get Fit
Mid-month round-up - dieting, running and glad-wrapping your glutes - The Boomerang Books Blog
It’s a departure from my normal non-fiction areas but I have recently been devouring dieting and exercise books. There was a few factors to me picking out these books, from some interesting new releases to my new hobby of running, but I will cheerfully admit my main motivation was superficial – I wanted to look nice when I walked down the aisle (well, sand).
One of New Zealand’s best known faces, Annabel Langbein is that country’s leading celebrity cook, food writer and publisher, the star of her own international TV series, a passionate advocate for using seasonal ingredients as a means to cooking and eating well and a member of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand. Cooking, Free Range, Pleasure, Simple Pleasures, Simple
Meet Annabel Langbein - The Boomerang Books Blog
One of New Zealand’s best known faces, Annabel Langbein is that country’s leading celebrity cook, food writer and publisher, the star of her own international TV series, a passionate advocate for using seasonal ingredients as a means to cooking and eating well and a member of the Sustainability Council of New Zealand.
I’m not normally a Nick Earls fan, but there’s always room for exceptions to the rule. And never more so on both the eve of the handing down of what I suspect will be an Arts-unfriendly Queensland budget (As a side note, I’m also still genuinely confused that Campbell Newman would choose September 11 to do so—his media/comms officers must be justifiably anxious). Fan, Newman, Nick, Campbell, Unfriendly, Confused, About Uk, Queensland
Room For Reading Exceptions - The Boomerang Books Blog
I’m not normally a Nick Earls fan, but there’s always room for exceptions to the rule. And never more so on both the eve of the handing down of what I suspect will be an Arts-unfriendly Queensland budget (As a side note, I’m also still genuinely confused that Campbell Newman would choose September 11 to do so—his media/comms officers must be justifiably anxious).