Books are treasures. They are gateways, or portals, if you prefer that word, to new thinking, new worlds, or old worlds if you re-read a book (I rarely do these days). I love the solidness of a book, it’s realness in my hands, the weight of it, the texture of the cover and the pages. Just walking through a room … Read More
In a thousand or so years as archaeologists and anthropologists are digging through the detritus of the 21st century, the phenomenon of the book club will feature heavily in their discoveries. Much like in 17th and 18th century, where women sat in the parlour and did fine needlework while discussing events of the day, the book club has become the … Read More
The Scarlet Key is a suburban crime thriller set largely in Brisbane’s well-to-do northern suburbs, including Hamilton, Clayfield, New Farm, and Bowen Hills. The lead character, Seth VerBeek is a crusty investigative reporter for The Morning Post.
How do you separate the subject matter from the enjoyment of a book? If writing is art (and I believe it is) then one of its most important roles is to challenge us, create discussion and drive change. And things can only change when we are uncomfortable. So books that make us uncomfortable – are they good? [WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS]
We all have a favourite reading spot, but the Rose Main Reading Room is one of the world’s most beautiful reading spaces. It reopened this week after a two-year closure.