Kid’s Big Book Spectacular

I am not someone who normally promotes events, however as someone who has read to her daughter since she was about 3 months old, and following in my beloved Dad’s footprints have commenced taking my daughter, at the now princely age of 3 and 1/2 years, on a semi-regular basis to our local library, I feel…

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The Fabulous Deborah O’Brien, Australian Author

One of my grand passions in life is reading – I was voracious as a child.  To this day I have very fond memories of a weekly trip to the library with my Dad, which started when I was probably 4 or 5 years old, and continued through out my school life.  My Dad actually…

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Indulgence defined by “A Place of Her Own”

An indulgence.  In that time known as pre-children I never thought twice of a morning in bed, not getting up, and indulging in a novel. This sometimes including an excursion to the kitchen for toast and coffee.  At other times it was a lazy afternoon or even a late night in bed, reading well past the…

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This book has made me a widow!

A long while back I invited you to enter Mr Chen’s Emporium.  This time I did not have to wait several months and need to get sick to read the sequel!  Though on this occasion I purchased the book in Australia, and it wasn’t until I was home in NZ on the west coast for Christmas…

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I forgot to buy a ticket into tonight’s $20 Million lotto…

…but I have a free book that I won coming in the post! I entered a competition over at Lisa’s Sweet Little Pretties blog, and here is my name at number 5.  Who needs 20 million dollars?! Now I do love a good book, and as you know I have even recommended one.  I believe the sequel…

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Like Mt Everest, only much, much smaller

I have finally conquered my personal Mt Everest – I have finished reading my first book since our baby’s arrival into the world last June.  It only took me three months. Just under half of the time my daughter has been alive.  As mentioned earlier, something I would have knocked off in about two hours…

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Free & Greedy – and I am not talking cake

As I wandered about my neighbourhood with the stroller the other day I was stopped in my tracks with palpable excitement.  Outside the fence of a picturesque two storey Victorian house was a large box with magazines being given away for free.  The sign said, “please take, I’m too busy working”. I thought ha – how wonderful…

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