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Suzie Eisfelder

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.

Paratalk or Torque?

Today I’m bringing back an old column of mine. It’s where I take a paragraph and examine it in whatever detail I wish. Today I’m taking a paragraph from one of my favourite books of all time. My Side of the Mountain by Jean...

Change is in the wind

change is in the wind
It feels time for an update. The photo is of my Read Pile. It started a few years ago when I found I wasn’t reviewing books or magazines as I finished them. This may or may not have coincided with me studying VCE....

Friday Photos Bookshop in Shanghai

friday photos bookshop in shanghai
Last year we had the opportunity to visit Shanghai, it was long before the virus. I had mixed feelings about it but ended up enjoying myself. With my allergies and a language and alphabet that was very unfamiliar to me I felt justified in...

A Universe of Sufficient Size – Miriam Sved

a universe of sufficient size – miriam sved
A Universe of Sufficient Size by Miriam Sved Published by Picador Australia on March 26th 2019 Pages: 320 Goodreads 'A fascinating, compelling, beautifully written novel.' Liane Moriarty 'Miriam Sved has woven three generations and two periods of history into a page-turning, emotional rollercoaster to remind us all...

We need to talk about Mum & Dad – Jean Kittson

we need to talk about mum & dad – jean kittson
We Need to Talk About Mum Dad: A practical guide to parenting our ageing parents by Jean Kittson Published by Macmillan Australia on March 10th 2020 Goodreads Everything you need to know about supporting ageing parents, from author and comedian Jean Kittson. This warm and witty practical guide...

The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons – Sophie Neville

the secrets of filming swallows & amazons – sophie neville
The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons (1974) by Sophie Neville Published by Smashwords Edition on November 13th 2013 Goodreads Second edition, revised and updated 2016. In 1973, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna in the EMI/Theatre Projects movie of 'Swallows &...

You’re Not You – Michelle Wildgen

you’re not you – michelle wildgen
You're Not You by Michelle Wildgen Published by Picador USA on July 24th 2007 Pages: 274 Goodreads Now A major motion picture directed by George C. Wolfe, produced by Denise Di Novi and starring Hilary Swank, Josh Duhamel and Emmy Rossum Bec is adrift. It's the summer before her...

Empire of Salt Trilogy – C.F. Iggulden

empire of salt trilogy – c.f. iggulden
Darien, Shiang, The Sword Saint   by C.F. Iggulden Goodreads   I picked up these books through my local group on Facebook. It’s a lovely, friendly group. The admin really work hard to keep the aggro to a minimum. Someone offered them and I needed Book 1 in...

Around the traps…part something

around the traps…part something
Something I used to do in the dim, dark past i.e. before I started studying at university, was to write an occasional article about what was happening in the book industry. I’ve had a couple of interesting things come across my desk recently so...

Paul Collins author of James Gong: The Big Hit

paul collins author of james gong: the big hit
Writing James Gong: The Big Hit Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Distributor: New Holland RRP $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-925736-44-1 Paul Collins has supplied me with a few words talking about his new book James Gong: The Big Hit. I always a guest writer. Over to you, Paul… I originally got the idea for...
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