Category: Readers’ Corner

  • From My Bookshelf: Fiona Barton

    From My Bookshelf: Fiona Barton

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] The Widow ~ Fiona Barton [break] This debut novel has been called “a delightfully trashy thriller.”  I totally agree. [break] There are several stories going on here – Jean, a quiet hairdresser who is wooed by Glen Taylor.  Glen orders Jean’s food, is always critical of her choices, changes careers frequently, doesn’t […]

  • HUMOUR: Novel by Janet Gogerty

    HUMOUR: Novel by Janet Gogerty

    ‘Are you alright Laura, you look worried.’ ‘Oh Jason, I wasnt expecting you. Yes I’m okay, just having a genre crisis. She doesn’t know whether she’s writing Orange Booker or chic lit. I don’t know whether to talk about my tortured past or shopping.’ Jason massaged her shoulders. ‘I know the feeling; am I the romantic lead […]

  • [Video] Bookworm Problems…

    [Video] Bookworm Problems…

    In case you missed it – as seen LIVE in the Bookshop Bistro Facebook Group – with Riley J Froud. Not a member? Why not join us? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675211409402187

  • Author Interview: A Chat with Wayne Farrugia

    Author Interview: A Chat with Wayne Farrugia

    Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Wayne Farrugia has been writing since his early childhood. He loves to create new worlds and diverse characters – and he’s certainly done that with his series: The Valadin. Volumes 1 and 2 are out now, and Volume 3 won’t be far behind it! I was lucky enough to get […]

  • DRAMA: There Was No Body – Colin Griffiths

    DRAMA: There Was No Body – Colin Griffiths

    The is the third Griffith’s book that I’ve read and the second in the Fenton Sagas. Frankly, they just get better and better, the more I read. I think I’ve commented before that Griffiths is a consummate story-teller and that he is. The quality and readability of his books improves with every one. There is […]

  • HUMOUR: Customers by Janet Gogerty

    HUMOUR: Customers by Janet Gogerty

    The shop was so quiet I wondered if I had made a mistake moving to a market town. I didn’t mind the minimum wage, there was nothing to spend money on around here, but it was the boredom I couldn’t take. I looked up as a loud voice bellowed from the aisle, was this the […]

  • Magic realism: the Emergence and Development

    Magic realism: the Emergence and Development

      Magic realism is a world-renowned direction of modern literature. Everyone heard about it and probably read the works related to magical realism. However, as it turns out, we often attribute opposite and incompatible things to the original concept of magical realism. That’s why let’s insight this literature direction and unveil its main features together […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Richard B. Wright

    From My Bookshelf: Richard B. Wright

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] A Life With Words ~ Richard B. Wright [break] I have enjoyed every novel I have read by this author so was looking forward to his memoir.  He didn’t disappoint. With his usual self-deprecating  humour I was often laughing to myself, and like everyone’s life journey, there are many bumps in […]

  • FICTION: Don’t Look Back – Riley J. Froud

    FICTION: Don’t Look Back – Riley J. Froud

    It was dark but for the stars twinkling above. Crouched behind a tree, her muscles were tight and she was ready to run. She clenched her teeth to stop them from rattling through cold and fear, and looked all around to see if he had found her. Her heavy breathing rumbled through the silence and […]

  • [Video] Towel Day, The Glorious 25th of May, and Geek Pride

    [Video] Towel Day, The Glorious 25th of May, and Geek Pride

    In case you missed it – as seen LIVE in the Bookshop Bistro Facebook Group – with Riley J Froud. Not a member? Why not join us? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675211409402187 (This one had some connectivity issues, so we’ve got three parts for you!) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

  • Short Story:  The Taxi Ride

    Short Story: The Taxi Ride

    By Riley J. Froud. She sits in their awkward silence, handbag on her lap and her shopping bags squashed down by her feet. He’d offered to open the boot for her, but she didn’t want to trouble him and besides, she’d rather keep her shopping close. She didn’t want to lose anything that might roll […]

  • SCI-FI: Soul Saver – AM Maracle

    SCI-FI: Soul Saver – AM Maracle

    Soul Saver by AM Maracle is difficult to sum up in a few lines.  There is so much story in this story, but at an extremely basic level, it’s about a technology in the future that is supposed to bring the dead back to life (albeit in hologram form) but ends up doing quite the […]