Snippets of Australian literature, art, music and film for a German audience. I am writing in German to spread the word of Australia
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.
I enjoy a variety of genre and read based on mood. I enjoy unique, bizarre reads but I also like literary, horror, fantasy and other “usual” genre. I love working with indie authors to promote their work.
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.
I’m addicted to books. I review most books I read as well as writing my take on book related topics, this can include writing about the author.
I read a lot and review a lot – with my tongue firmly in cheek 😉
Reviews, author interviews. blogs … that’s what you’ll find at Write Note Reviews.
Write Note Reviews includes book reviews, author interviews, guest posts, bookish thoughts and some of my own writing. If I had to describe my favourite book genre, I’d be stuck for words. I have a pretty eclectic taste and often my mood plays a big part. I enjoy women’s contemporary fiction, crime fiction, thrillers, romance, gothic romance, children’s/young adult fiction, travel memoirs, and more. I have a particular liking for the food-related literary genre…mmmm. (That’s why I add “Bookish treat” to the end of each of my reviews, because I love the marriage of food and books!)
Currently closed to reviews.
Blog dedicated to book reviews, author interviews, and bookish chat.