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The 2017 Readings Young Adult Book Prize Shortlist

June 18, 2017

readings young adult book prize

If you’re a booklover and you’ve been to Melbourne, then I assume you have spent at least a few hours browsing the bookshelves at one of the gorgeous Readings bookshops. Readings is not only one of my favourite bookshops of all time, but it is also host to the Readings Young Adult Book Prize.

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My Current Bedside Reading List

June 2, 2017

book stack lillytales

After having a pretty slow reading month during May, I finally decided to blow the cobwebs off the books that were adorning my bedside table (and I was not actually reading) and clear the decks – ready for a fresh stack of lovely books that I’m really excited to read.

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My Favourite Book Covers | Video

June 1, 2017

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Controversially, my post today is all about judging books by their covers. If you’re a reader of my blog, or if you’ve just had a quick look over this website, you’ll know that I love books.

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An LGBTIQ Memoir by Ariel Levy

April 10, 2017

ariel levy the rules do not apply

I’m not 100% sure what first made me pick up The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy, but in hindsight I can’t help but wonder whether there was some sort of universe-invoked gravitational pull coming from a divine spirit that was urging me to read this book at exactly the right time I needed to read it.

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The 2017 Book Club List

March 25, 2017

bibliophile babes book club

In case you didn’t know, I’m a proud co-host of a rather fab online book club called Bibliophile BabesWe’re hosted on Goodreads and we’re currently curating a six-month-long book list for our next (you guessed it) six months of reading.

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Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

January 27, 2017

difficult women

This is my second Roxane Gay. I read Bad Feminist – a collection of essays about pop culture, feminism and gender (in)equality – in 2015 and really loved it. But I must say, Gay’s latest collection of short stories, Difficult Women, is even better.

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Publisher Spotlight | Open Letter Books

October 9, 2016

open letter books

As some of you may know, I recently took a trip to New York with my university where I was lucky enough to hear from and meet a lot of publishing companies that are producing amazing work in the States and internationally. The publishing industry is a relatively small market in Australia, and I was blown away by the size, capacity and diversity of book publishing in America.

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