I’m a reader, a book-lover, a former bookseller, a librarian and a writing student (at Swinburne Uni). I’ve been working in the Australian book industry for close to ten years, currently as a book selector for libraries. The impulse to start this site came from a desire to join the conversation, and to hopefully start new ones. I read widely, and my interests are many and varied, though I tend to mostly read contemporary & literary fiction, short stories & essays, narrative non-fiction (history, science, current affairs, natural history) and biographies.
A book blog dedicated to reading challenges and book reviews. It also features libraries around Sydney and library themed resources, such as podcasts and journals.
The latest book news and reviews from the Australian book scene
A blog that combines an interest in travel and books. All genres are written about; nonfiction, literary fiction, science fiction and occasional children’s books.
Harder to Destroy is about using books to get better at anything.
I read and review non-fiction books with a focus on History, Business, Martial Arts and Self-Improvement
The title Knowledge Lost was adapted from the title Paradise Lost by John Milton. I decided on this title to symbolise the fact that there is so much to learn and so much knowledge out there that previously was lost to me. As I discover and learn new things, I realise there are so much more to learn so this blog keeps growing and growing. A few years ago I started Literary Exploration as a dedicated book blog, I did this because my passion was always book blogging and I felt it would be a good idea to have this blog separate to the rest of my blogging.
Marisa Wikramanayake is an author, journalist and editor who writes about writing, freelancing, publishing and journalism. She has reviewed books for the West Australian and currently is the non-fiction, poetry and short fiction contributing editor for the Australian Women Writers Challenge project. She has done media work for the Galle Lit Festival & convened the 6th IPEd Editing Conference and sometimes she asks authors very cheeky questions.
My Reading List: A Bookcrosser’s Love of Reading … And Other Book-Related Things.
This is what the title says, and normally, it’s pretty much what I do. I talk about books and reading, bookstores and other book-related things that go along with just about anyone’s reading list… to make my reading list yours. It’s very much a nice read and I ask my public questions to keep them with me – to encourage them to comment, but I don’t get many who do. I guess I have a shy crowd. My Reading List is also translatable… making it easier for anyone in the world to plug into it.
Blogging about parenting, current affairs, humour and book reviews.
Story Addict is a review website run by Rebecca Bowyer, card-carrying story addict. You’ll find a range of new release recommendations, particularly historical, contemporary, literary and speculative fiction.
No romance or horror!
Book review blog with a focus on Aussie authors and women authors.
This is a contemporary literature/classics/anything-from-the-Balmain-book-fair-goes book review blog that focuses on second-hand books with a soul
I post reviews, host read along, interviews with bookstagrammers and post tips.