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The Last Day of Harry-Pott-A-Thon! My final thoughts on Harry Potter.

The Last Day of Harry-Pott-A-Thon! My final thoughts on Harry Potter.

I was the person who said ‘I don’t think I will ever read Harry Potter‘. I didn’t have anything against the franchise, it simply didn’t interest me….

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist!

The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist!

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has been announced! This is the premier literary award for books written in the English language and published in…

Can a blogger blog without a computer? [MacBook and water don’t mix!]

Can a blogger blog without a computer? [MacBook and water don’t mix!]

Storytime! It was getting late. I had spent the best part of the evening reading a little book titled ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows‘. You may…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 16! Three questions for more seasoned Harry Potter readers. Help!

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 16! Three questions for more seasoned Harry Potter readers. Help!

As I inch closer and closer to the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I am beginning to consider the giant-sized, Hagrid-shaped hole that will…

Shout-Out! Five Favourite BookTubers!

Shout-Out! Five Favourite BookTubers!

BookTube, the YouTube for book-talk, is a wonderful resource to widen your bookish horizons and discover new books to read. It is also the resource responsible for…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 15! A moment to pause before we enter the Deathly Hallows *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 15! A moment to pause before we enter the Deathly Hallows *SPOILERS*

There are many questions still be to answered, as we close the pages of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and prepare for the Deathly Hallows. What…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 14! My Favourite Dumbledorisms so far: Wise Wizarding Words.

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 14! My Favourite Dumbledorisms so far: Wise Wizarding Words.

I thought I was being clever when I coined the term ‘Dumbledorisms‘… and then I realised this was already a thing. That’s what happens when you are…

Inspiring ideas to reduce our use of plastic! Shared from ideas.ted.com

Inspiring ideas to reduce our use of plastic! Shared from ideas.ted.com

Not all plastic is evil, but our world could probably do with a whole lot less of it. Check out these great ideas — from a googly-eyed…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 13! Or, the day I longingly gaze at the pile of non-Harry-Potter books waiting to be read.

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 13! Or, the day I longingly gaze at the pile of non-Harry-Potter books waiting to be read.

These were some testing times, requiring all the mental fortitude I could garner to get through the back half of Harry Potter and the Order of the…

Three Ways To Watercolour Your Day… for the Artistically-Challenged! It’s World Watercolour Month!

Three Ways To Watercolour Your Day… for the Artistically-Challenged! It’s World Watercolour Month!

Watercolour painting may appear to be one of the more serious and inaccessible of the art forms, reserved for those with, well, talent. But it truly is…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 12! The Good Guys vs Bad Guys vs the Ignoramus *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 12! The Good Guys vs Bad Guys vs the Ignoramus *SPOILERS*

Poor Harry can’t catch a break. First he survives the wrath of the Dark Lord for the fourth, or is it the fifth, time (I’ve lost count)?…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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Sticking to the theme of refugees in Australia, as I am currently reading They Cannot Take the Sky and also recently read The Bone Sparrow
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This is YA fiction about Michael, whose parents run the political party called 'Aussie Values', and Mina, who fled Afghanistan with her mother and arrived in Australia by boat.
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Q1: Bookish confession. I haven't read a Jane Austen novel that I've enjoyed yet! 😳 I will continue though!
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Q2: Author you think is underrated. Georgia Blain who wrote Between a Wolf and a Dog which is still one of the best books I've read this year and I want more people to read it!
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Q3: Do you write at all? Only academically and scientifically for the past 10+ years but I started my blog so I could do more creative writing. I've always wanted to write a novel and am starting to make a little progress 😊
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Q4: Read any good nonfiction recently? Yes - The Gender Games by Juno Dawson. Amazing!
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These books are on my Five Star Prediction blog post, where I predict five books from my TBR that will be 5 ⭐️ reads!
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