The Essence of Life and Love in Australia

The 28 short stories in The Essence of Life and Love in Australia by Margaret Lynette Sharp are set against the backdrop of both city and country life in Australia. The collection is diverse and the stories explore reunion, ambition, attraction, serendipity, and the illuminating aspects of human nature. Every story in the book is [...]
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Make Them Scream

Make Them Scream by Tanja Kobasic is a heartbreaking story inspired by the sad demise of Baby the bulldog, a tragedy that happened on October, 2013 in North Yorkshire, England when two brothers, Andrew and Daniel Frankish, brutally abused a bulldog while filming the heinous act. In this short read, the author takes readers on [...]
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Hay Festivals: Another Kind of Hay Fever

In dozens of locations around the globe, you’ll find a Hay Festival. These are festivals that run the gamut from writers and book readings, to comedians and musicians. They are events that strive to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas, and imagination. Their...
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Books: Romance Understood

It is an assumption conjured quickly, made with little more than a glance to a title: a book is seen, deemed a romance only by virtue of its cover design. It is thought unworthy, its pages seemingly meant to be mocked. Such false passions hold...
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The Tragicomedy: Books and Blurring Lines

You are a creature of many interests: you demand more from your books than predetermined structures and assumed rules. You wish to tangle genres, to let the prose and verse meet. The consequence is always spectacular (if not unexpected) and the story becomes a more...
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Teaching Writing through Example

We’ve all heard that when children see their parents reading, they become better readers. It stands to reason that the more children see us write, the better or more prolific writers they may become. How often do your children see you write? What do they...
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Books: Comedy Versus Satire

Laughter is the truest form of literature – this is what you believe. There are too many tragedies already to find in the world, with too many more trapped still in pages. You seek instead to discover humor, the unexpected wordplay. There shall be no...
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The Continual Power of Books

What would the world be like without books? It’s like one of those other brain-hurting questions, like who created the universe, and what was here before something was here…Can you even visualize it? How many times a day do we pull upon past knowledge, visuals...
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Tips to Encourage Reading: Books and Parents

It’s a daily battle – you try to offer your child a book, only to see it rejected (whether stared at with disinterest or tossed against the wall, forgotten and ignored). Pages hold no fascination for youth. They’re instead considered complicated, unable to be understood...
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