Author Archives: loupie

Read more books April 09

104 in 2014: 4. so I’m a fan

My reading journal for the year continues with another ten books, towards the goal of 104 in 2014. I’m a fan of most of these titles, but my favourite read out of these 10 would have to be Fangirl. Read on for more details:

half_bad March 19

Half Bad hits the shelves

Get your reading shoes on, and get ready to race into your local library and grab a copy of this book off the Hot Reads shelf – it’s being touted as the new Harry Potter, and the new Hunger Games, and it’s been said to have a taste of Orwell’s 1984.

brighton March 14

104 in 2014: 3. nobody said it would be easy

How’s the reading challenge going? Still on board? Here are ten more book reviews, including four for books I thought were absolute gems – aGothic parody, a classic seen from a new perspective, an old favourite and, strangely, something about rugby. Enjoy.

beach mug March 13

Welcome to a new look book coasters

It’s still the same book coasters that you know and love, but now with a new stylish look, where you can see and access more of our great content more easily. For example, if you love a particular genre of books, you can find reviews for that type of book on the drop down menu […]

Fabric heart March 06

104 in 2014: 2. whole lotta love

Here are the next ten books for my year of reading and yes! there’s a definite theme of love. This is partly because I have been continuing with my re-reading of Georgette Heyer’s Georgian era novels, in chronological order – and with the three below I have passed the¬†halfway point both numerically (18 of 34) […]

Australian books March 01

Twenty great Australian books – solved!

We hope you enjoyed working out the clues in our Australian stories hidden book title puzzle. Here’s that image again… And here are the 20 titles: The Boatby Nam Le My Brilliant Careerby Miles Franklin 48 Shades of Brownby Nick Earls Cloudstreetby Tim Winton Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel Pedley The Well Dressed Explorer […]

Australian hidden book puzzle

If you enjoyed the UK National Book Tokens hidden book title puzzles, I have a treat for you! Here’s my homegrown, book coasters version for Australian stories: Click on the image to enlarge it, and try to identify the 20 books titles, all written by Australian authors (some may have been born elsewhere, but we’ve […]

28 days of Australian stories

It’s Australia Day, and while that’s not really a day of festive salutations, I think a couple of bright eyed Aussie cockatoos (one Sulphur-Crested and one Galah) are appropriate, if only as a seague to mention Australian stories. Because that’s what we’re focusing on for the next four weeks, here on book coasters. Whether your […]

104 in 2014: 1. starting with poison

A new reading year, and a new challenge! So here goes with my first 10 books towards 104 in 2014. There’s a bit of a purple and green colour theme to the covers here, and there’s also a lovely current of toxins running through half of them. Read on, and discover why: #1 Lucifer Book […]


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