Review: At Home by Bill Bryson

[rating:5] Let's just get to the heart of the matter. It's going to be tough to explain how much I loved this book. This may help: my heart raced every time I saw its black, cloth-bound cover (the gorgeously-styled dust jacket was, of course, packed away carefully to be reunited with said book after … [Read more...]

Book Review: Play by Stuart Brown MD

[rating:4] We all know how vital the experience of play is for children and their mental, emotional and physical development. Even the most basic playtime encases a world of wonder and advancement in children on a hollistic level, well into their tweens and even teens. It's sad, then, that as we … [Read more...]

Nigella Lawson Quick App Collection

If you're anything like me - baulking over every family dinner you ever cook - you'll be thrilled to know you can now slip Nigella Lawson into your hip pocket and whip up a culinary nightly storm in the kitchen. Renowned and admired for her simple, quick as a flash, unpretentious meals, Nigella is … [Read more...]

Review: Our Family Table by Julie Goodwin

I remember watching Julie Goodwin face the judges in the final round of MasterChef, revealing what kind of cookbook she would write if she became Australian's first MasterChef winner. It was when she talked of a family cookbook that celebrated her love of food and her desire to connect with and … [Read more...]

E-Book Piracy With Author Meg Cabot

E-book piracy is becoming a serious issue for publishers worldwide, particularly now that e-book purchasing is beginning to rival hardcopy sales. When Dan Brown's blockbuster novel - The Lost Symbol was first released in September 2009, Amazon sold more digital copies for its Kindle e-reader than … [Read more...]

Q & A with Lynette Mattke of PicPocket

Lynette Mattke may have conceptualized PicPocket Books only a year ago, but her pocket business is already growing into something grown-up size. Wanting to bring quality picture book literature to digital media, Lynette’s fabulous vision now allows children aged 2-8 to take their favorite picture b … [Read more...]

Book Review: How to Make Money on eBay

My first ever eBay find was a duo of Coles Funny Picture books – and I’ll never forget staring at the eBay screen in wonder and elation when I found these titles after a totally unexpectant search for the precious books my grandfather had once left me – books that mysteriously disappeared in the haze … [Read more...]