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28 years and counting, Lonely days no more

The world can be a lonely place sometimes. I know this from the years I spent between dropping off and waiting for my children to come home from school. How I loved/love the moment they return to the fold and offload all the wonderful things they experienced in a day. But the hours between where empty except for an occasional friendly get together we managed to make with other mothers.   So, I was wonderfully…

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Come on…… Let’s Talk

David Gaunt, from GleeBooks, talking about what Amazon means for the Bookselling industry recently made this comment  “… we connect writers and readers, and there is nobody out there — nobody — who could do it more intimately and profoundly. If you want to discover a new great voice, you have to come to us. By the time you find out about that author on Amazon or in the mainstream media, you’re just jumping on…

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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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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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Book in your life

Writing a blog about what books offer people isn’t hard, I just need to get down on paper what I see and feel every day. I have the most wonderful experiences with customers every day and learn some amazing facts about the world through the books I read. I want to write about the journey I have taken to get to be a book shop owner, a privilege and extremely enjoyable role the bookstore plays…

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Books provide Summer 2016 movies showcase

It is time to be transformed and taken to a new place, a new time and make some new friends. The characters at first are difficult to picture but it won’t be long before an image starts to be created in your mind. The early chapters let us know what we can expect from the book. You are taken into a mysterious place that the author has created. The excitement rises about this new place.…

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Beyond Belief – Hugh Mackay’s conversations with Buderim

Beyond Belief After a wonderful afternoon with Hugh Mackay discussing his new book Beyond Belief, at St Marks Anglican church at Buderim, Sunshine Coast on Sunday 17 July, the messages he left with us I felt needed to be shared. Forgive me if I have misinterpreted some wonderful commentary. Hugh Mackay reminded us of how in every civilisation in human history, religion has been embedded in the culture. Religion will always be apart of our…

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Books of Buderim finds spiritual seekers

Our Courtyard was brought alive again with a lot of jollification flowing from last Thursday’s group of spiritual seekers and finders! It is always amazing to hear stories of revelation and awakening directly from the experiencers, especially when interspersed with bright humour and touches of gleeful irreverence. We played a matching game with fairy crystal cards (how cosmic is that!) and looked up the meaning of the crystals we matched to see if there was…

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Children’s Books Update

Scholastic publishes their first Reading Report on children’s book reading habits The predictors of reading frequency for children aged six to 11 include where they read for fun, parental involvement and how early they started being read books aloud; for children 12-17, predictors included having parents who are frequent readers, the belief reading books for fun is important, and in-school opportunities to talk about, find and read books. 60% of kids said they love reading…

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