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Books awarded in 2017 celebrated at Books of Buderim Continue reading...

Book Awards 2017

Ned Kelly 2017 shortlist The Australian Crime Writers Association has announced the shortlists for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing. Best Fiction Crimson Lake by Candice Fox The Golden Child by Wendy James An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty The rules of Backyard Cricket by Jack Serong Out of the Ice by Ann Turner Winner will be…

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Events galore at Books of Buderim

I had the most pleasurable week meeting some fabulous authors and local customers. We are all different in our needs and experiences and I am always amazed at how much I gain from all the people I meet in this world. Never any discussions are the same and you just never know what you will learn about people. I find when I talk to authors I learn so much about lives from different perspectives. They think…

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Jane Austen and D’arcy

Last Friday we had Morning tea with Wal Walker, author of Jane and D’Arcy Wal talked about the story of the greatest love affair of Jane Austen’s life that has been hidden by the Austen Family. He provided strong evidence to makes the groundbreaking claim that colonial surgeon D’Arcy Wentworth (1762-1827) was the love of her life. Austen readers have long detected the complex emotional experience revealed in her writing is at odds with the…

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Top 3 Reviews for July and August

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Loved this book  – by Pam. The story is set in modern America, the interwoven tale of two women whose lives vary enormously. Agnes is on a quest for what she sees as the perfect life defined by a happy marriage, home and children. Meghan is living this supposed dream life but struggling. This all sounds a little mundane but very early in the story there is a…

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Your Top Ten Books Australia

It’s been an interesting 6 months in the Book world, or at least interesting for us running our Buderim treasure, Books of Buderim. The economy has taken a tumble turn, which I believe Donald trump has put he’s fair share of effect on. The Sunshine Coast, while figures say is growing in population seems awfully quiet and the reluctance to stop and take some time for ourselves is alive and well. My observations only. The…

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Relax, we have your local event covered

Are you looking for a place to feel at home and relax with friends? Do you sometimes just need somewhere to go that has chairs and tables and a bit of sun? Buderim is a lovely location, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. It has clothing shops, fabulous chemist, newsagent, other shops, many coffee houses and of course the book shop. But is can be difficult to find somewhere to sit if you don’t…

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Photography on the World Stage

Aching to get away, needing an escape from the everyday. Sometimes money, health, politics, work demands and many other reasons can stop us from getting away. In these times of great turmoil and unknown terrors, it may be best just to stay at home. And while we live in a fabulous country with some amazing sights on our doorstep, I still love to visit and explore the colour and beauty of other parts of the…

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What is this online book club all about.

I have decided to explore the value of an online book club hosted by Books of Buderim, through facebook. We currently have 2 wonderful book clubs in store, A Classics Book Club on a Monday morning once a month and a New Releases Book Club on a Wednesday evening once a month. It is a great opportunity to make some new friends and I can happily say it has brought people together in the community.…

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The Dangers of Reading in Bed

I was reading an article published in The Altantic.com . It talked of the dangers of reading in bed in 18th and 19th centuries. Of fires and burns that regularly occurred from reading at night to candlelight and falling asleep. This was astonishing to me. I found it so unfathomable that death can occur from reading in bed, a favourable and most enjoyable part of my day. To think it could be as dangerous as possibility…

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The favourite part of your work day.

We spend over a third of our lives at work, okay maybe not quiet that much when you think about weekends but it is a big part of our week. Our work provides so many ways for us to grow and learn but it is also probably the place we are most comfortable outside our home. Some people are lucky to find jobs they love by chasing what there passionate about. You might be lucky…

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