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What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

It can be a bit daunting to discover that your teen is into witchcraft. Visions of pagan dances or even, gulp, human sacrifices spring instantly to mind. Or maybe it's, you know, Harry Potter that witchcraft conjures for you (sacrificial humans? My mind goes to many...

Book review: JT: The Making Of A Total Legend by Johnathan Thurston

Book review: JT: The Making Of A Total Legend by Johnathan Thurston

Title: JT: The Making Of A Total Legend Author: Johnathan Thurston with James Phelps Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books About the book: This is the life story of the rugby league Johnathan Thurston. It follows his younger years and upbringing through to where...

Book review: Squidge Dibley Destroys The School by Mick Elliott

Book review: Squidge Dibley Destroys The School by Mick Elliott

This review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (12.) Title: Squidge Dibley Author: Mick Elliott Publisher: Hachette Australia About the book: This book is about a grade-six boy whose world is turned upside down when a new teacher arrives – and a new student...

Book review: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore

Book review: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore

This book review of Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (aged 12). Title: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire Author: Nat Amoore Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia About the book This is the tale of a young girl who...

What I read this month (July 2019)

What I read this month (July 2019)

The majority of the books on this list are books that I have re-read. This month I was quite busy, as I was involved in a  production of the musical ‘Wicked’. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Simon is a relatively normal sixteen year old...

Book review: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) by James O’Loghlin

Book review: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) by James O’Loghlin

This book review of The New Kid is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 12.   Title: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) Author: James O'Loghlin (ill. Matthew Martin) Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: This book is about a boy named Sam who moves to...

What I read this month: February 2019

What I read this month: February 2019

In great news, I'm on track for my #52booksin52weeks challenge, reading another four in February. Again, it was a mix of novels, biography and poetry. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer The classic tale of an idealistic youth who leaves modern society, throws away his...

Book review: Natural Born Loser by Oliver Phommavanh

Book review: Natural Born Loser by Oliver Phommavanh

This book review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (11). Title: Natural Born Leader Loser Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia About the book: This book is about a kid named Raymond, a natural born follower, who is...

What I read this month (September 2018)

What I read this month (September 2018)

I am cheating a bit here by combining August and September, but I don't think anyone will mind. Night by Elie Wiesel  This book was confronting, yet beautifully written in its simplicity Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend The Other...

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Is vaping really that bad?

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