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surf bird May 08

104 in 2014: 5. coincidentally yours

What’s not to like about our reading challenge? Aim for 104 in the year, read whatever you want, and just journal it regularly. The more reading records you read, the more books you find that pique your interest, the more books you read, the closer you get to target! Sweeeeet! Read on for 10 titles…

Celebrate the classics

Austen & Alcott, Bronte & Beckett, Cervantes & Carroll, Dickens & Dumas – it doesn’t matter who your favourite classics author is. Nor do we mind whether you’ve read your preferred classic recently, or just vaguely remember it from high school. For the next four weeks we are revelling in classics here on book coasters […]

classic shakespeare April 22

Celebrate the classics quiz

It’s time to celebrate the classics! And to celebrate properly, we  want to challenge your knowledge of classic literature with our fun quiz. Search your mind, your shelves and your preferred search engine for the 26 answers, each of which starts with a letter from A to Z and compete with other avid readers for […]

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 […]

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