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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. I will be aiming to take a group down on Friday afternoon, if anyone would like to join me. I can fit 6 in the car. The program has been announced for the 2018 Brisbane…

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Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Local Review: Thanks Emily Nixon Five women set off on a trek, organised by their Boss, to see how they get through it together with no problems. A test of endurance in the bush and on the mountains. Four days endurance in rough and demanding terrain, with no problems.  Armed only with small tents and boil in the bag foods, plus a small gas canister stove to cook it on and sleeping bags to sleep…

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Romancing the Author

A gathering of like-minded people is a wonder to be seen. The exchange of commentary about topics all are excited about is enlightening. Sometimes the connections of ideas and interests just work so well together and this is what I was lucky enough to experience and be part of recently. In the library at the Immanuel Lutheran College located in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, Romancing the author began. A group of well-recognized children’s and…

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Top Shelf Travel

With Easter fast approaching and at least four days free to take some time out, it’s a great time to think about local areas to travel to and relax or get some fitness in and do a walk or hike in our beautiful countryside. Planning these short breaks seem to be last on our organization list but can have therapeutic benefits long after the holiday has finished. The house maintenance can wait, some time to recalibrate the…

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Give Heart to Heart this Valentine’s Day

I am not a true believer in Valentine’s day, but I can see the value of offering someone a heartfelt gesture as we are all in need of acknowledgment from the love in our lives and Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to put your love on the table without it looking out of place. Here at Books of Buderim we have a wonderful selection of books to inspire you to create a Valentine’s day…

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INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST

2018 is the celebration of 10 years of the Indie Book Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate us, the indie booksellers as the number one supporters of Australian authors. Since the Awards began ten years ago, we have had a well-deserved reputation for picking the best of the best in Australian writing. INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST FICTION SHORTLIST: Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia) The Choke by Sofie Laguna (Allen & Unwin) On…

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Relaxing in Whistler

Sitting here watching the snow fall, nursing a cold in the Whistler Library I’m reminded of the wonderful world of books and what they can offer in so many ways. I’ve tried meditation, yoga, walking (which I still power on with) swimming, gym classes, drinking and many other ways of relaxing but the feeling of sitting in a library distilling my thoughts grabs me like no other relaxation. It grounds me and makes me feel…

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Most Underrated Book Award 2017 Shortlis

The Australian Booksellers Association sponsors the Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The MUBA is designed to highlight titles that did not get the sales or recognition they deserved at the time of release What I love about this award is that books that seem initially unconventional can be appreciated. This list contains a graphic novel, a photographic masterpiece, “microfiction” and thinker’s books. There are some wonderful books that come out of the Small…

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MY SoapBox: Let’s fight for our community

The world of shopping has changed so much over the last 100 years. Okay so I wasn’t around for some of it I’ve read about and seen some major changes. Can you even imagine shopping JUST where you live now? Walking down the street to pick up fruit and vegetables, bread, meat, clothes, books and everything else you needed. You got to speak to other residents and shop owners and find out about what is…

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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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