Although I may sometimes consider this to be my own quiet corner of the internet, I do look around occasionally… mostly to peer at other bookish things. For your enjoyment, I point you in the direction of:
Full disclosure in that I was a producer and some-time presenter for this weekly radio programme during its run. We featured long-form interviews with guests ranging from debut Australian authors to international literary superstars (although we never did get Neil Gaiman). While the show is now on hiatus, our interviews are archived here. Please enjoy.
Jen Campbell/’Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops’
I don’t think it’s possible to be a bookseller and not love ‘Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops’. Because people do say the strangest things. Jen is also the author of ‘The Bookshop Book’, which essentially outlined my travel itinerary to most parts of the world. Do check out Jen’s Youtube channel, which is full of lovely book-related thoughts.
I would be remiss if I didn’t give you a gentle push towards LoveOzYA, a forum for teachers, readers and writers of Australian young adult fiction. There you will find podcasts, discussion pieces, events listings and other resources. If you are on my side of the world – and even if you’re not – it’s well worth a browse.