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Suzie Eisfelder

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Suzie has been writing about books since 2009. She continues to write about books, writing, book shops, conventions and whatever other book related things come to hand. There is a distinct possibility she will die with a book in her hand.

CoNZealand 2020

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I’ve been a fan of CoNZealand for ten years before it became a reality. I first heard of what it might be back at AussieCon in 2010. Last night CoNZealand finished and I am exhausted. But let me start from a little before that...

Farrell’s Bookshop – Mornington for Friday Photos

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Today we have Farrell’s Bookshop in Mornington. I’m encouraged by how generous bookshops are. They let me have their photos not knowing how I’ll use them. Looking at these photos settles me. Bookshops are very special, they are an entry into many different world. And...

Paratalk? or Torque

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Where I choose a paragraph at random and rattle on about it however I want. Today I’m taking a paragraph from a short story written by Elizabeth Hall called The Swimmer. I’m not sure I understand the story but it’s nicely written. The paragraph...

Arthur Upfield

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A couple of days ago I finished reading my third Arthur Upfield book in a row. I wanted to finish quickly so I could lend them all to a friend. Having binged them I felt it would be good to talk about them in...

The Little Gay Shop – Friday Photos

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This shop came across my computer. I fell in love with it immediately and tracked down some contact details. I really wanted to feature it on Friday Photos. I hope to get there myself one day but events are making that rather challenging. Until...

Paratalk? or Torque

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Today I am looking at a paragraph from Voiceworks Issue One Hundred and One. I pick a paragraph at random and will examine it as I choose. Today this paragraph comes from a story by Bam Saengsri called ‘She put mai ben’. I get off...

Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres, does she even need a surname or will one name do? It’s really hard to say what sort of book this is. I feel it’s a combination of autobiography and comedy with a whole heap of works thrown in that sounded good at...

Friday Photos – Neighbourhood Books, Northcote

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I’ve been emailing bookshops requesting photos of their shops and their stock for inclusion in this column. Neighbourhood Books were very happy to let me use photos from their Instagram account. They have some pretty gorgeous photos there, I’ve learned a bit about framing...

Paratalk? or Torque

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An old column where I present a paragraph from a book or magazine and talk about it however I want. It took a number of years for me to understand that craft is important women’s work – that it is an expression of creativity, a...

Closure of Footprint Books

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Following a discussion on the closure of Footprint Books I asked my friend Jennifer Jones to write us a few words about this. Footprint Books is an Australian book distribution company founded in 1999 by Kate O’Reilly and Simon Player, both of whom already had...