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Upcoming Book adaptations to TV and Movies for 2019

Each season we get a new round of books adapted to the TV. Usually, they are books they have been long time successes and some clever director/producer has identified that it would be great as a Movie or TV shop. I think the pressure to find good cinema and TV watching is hotting up. How many great scripts are there available out there to feed our ever watching adoring public. In waltzes, the good old-fashioned…

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Buderim Bookshop comforts

In a little shop at the end of the Buderim shopping strip lives a little bookshop. It is a bookshop that surprises and comforts us all. Once you walk in you know you have come to a place where literature is prized. The selection is comprehensive with longtime favourites sitting next to new current gems. The staff are in love with the books and the shop as much as they love serving the customers and…

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Julie’s Book Reviews for August 2018

Julie is our out of house reading expert and Julie’s suggestions are always well received by our customers. This is Julie’s Book Reviews for August 2018 The Biographer’s Lover by Ruby J. Murray I really enjoyed this riveting story about the virtually unknown Australian artist, Edna Cranmer. Ruby Murray writes a beautiful tale stretching from Edna’s birth in Geelong in 1929 to the present day, one that switches from Edna’s past to her biographer’s life in alternating…

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CBCA Awards 2018

Last Friday the Children’s Book Council of Australia announced their 2018 winners in six award categories. Established in 1946, the CBCA Awards are recognised as Australia’s premier showcase of quality children’s literature and illustration, and CBCA Book Week (18-24 August this year) is a highly anticipated event in the yearly school calendar. This year’s theme, Find your Treasure, reminds us that books are indeed valuable objects; we open them and discover inside the riches of…

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Father’s Day is on its way

Father’s Day is on its way We’re counting down the days until the arrival of Spring 2018 releases, and the first person to be spoilt for choice will be Dad! Father’s Day is Sunday, 2 September, and we’ll have books for new dads, wise dads, hip dads, and best-in-the-world dads.  This is just a small selection but we understand at Books of Buderim that dads come in many different sizes so we offer many different…

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Sunshine Coast Creative Writing opportunities

Exciting news for USC Creative Writing Students! Harbour Publishing House, boutique publisher based on the New South Wales South Coast and specialising in children’s literature, has just announced an incredible partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast – they will publish one book each year from students in the creative writing program: University staff from USC’s School of Communication and Creative Industries will shortlist six manuscripts or book proposals from students each year, which…

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Carpathia By Jay Ludowyke

Jay Ludowyke is from the Sunshine Coast University where she was supported to research and write the story of Carpathia. Carpathia fascinated me as it is a little-known story in the big story of the Titanic. But Jay has exposed the significant history and story of Carpathia on its own. The story about where it came from, as well as the story of her first sea journey, allowed me to understand and appreciate the rest of Carpathia’s history.…

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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Reviewed by Julie A delightful read indeed! Anne Tyler’s 22nd novel is like putting on your favourite old, faithful jumper, or a pair of well-worn slippers.  It’s like sitting down for a cup of tea with a lovely old friend and having a chat.  Comfortable, easy, funny and sad, simple and questioning, “Clock Dance” is a very pleasant read.  The main character, Willa, is very likeable and easy to relate to – the story is…

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April in Paris by Tessa Lunney

Local Reviewer: Thanks Julie Katherine King Button has left her home in Australia, after being there with her wealthy parents for 2 years since returning from being a nurse in WWI.  They have decreed that she must find the “right person” to marry – something Katherine is determined they will not make her do.  She returns to London where she is known as simply Kiki Button, gets a job as a gossip columnist in Paris…

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Brisbane Writers Festival 2018

Created by Books+Publishing – Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry.  If you are interested in books and authors the Brisbane Writer’s is definitely a festival worth attending. Try not to get overwhelmed by the program, it is truly amazing. The program has been announced for the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which runs from 6-9 September. More than 200 writers will appear at the festival, including human rights barrister and author Geoffrey Robertson who…

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