Songlines, The Sentinels of Eden Book 1, by Carolyn Denman

I got four angry strides away before Harry changed the course of my life with six easy words. “Can you hear the river crying?” Lainie, Ch. 8 From Back Cover Description: ‘In the heart of the Wimmera region of Victoria, an ancient gateway to Eden is kept hidden and safe by a creature so powerful that even the moon would obey her commands – at least it … Continue reading Songlines, The Sentinels of Eden Book 1, by Carolyn Denman

Book Review: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In by Mawson

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Synopsis Are you feeling a little lost? Got that ‘left in the spare room’ emptiness about you? Mawson does too. He sits atop his cushion and ponders about baffling things. The world is a funny place for a curious teddy bear to live in. Friends approach him about their own dilemmas. They seek instant answers that will make everything all right.… Continue reading Book Review: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In by Mawson

Foley Russel and That Poor Girl, by Rebecca Bloomer

A million questions pour into my head.  What IS that up your nose? Does it hurt? What’s wrong with you? Are you dying? What happens when you sneeze? I ask the most polite of them. ‘What’s your name’? ‘Lily Ashford’. ‘Foley Russel.’ I shake her white, white hand. She feels surprisingly normal’. P. 15 ‘When Foley Russel is assigned to do a book report and to meet … Continue reading Foley Russel and That Poor Girl, by Rebecca Bloomer

Subliminal Dust, by Pooja Mittal: Poetry from Odyssey Books

Silence is never silent so long as there is a listening ear. (Back cover of book.) After four readings of Subliminal Dust I am still finding lines to enjoy afresh and differently. The poems bring out voices in movements, whispers amid chaos, sounds trapped in small rocks, the stretching voids of unspoken emotions, terribly pale silences. There is music in this triangle, as in a shell … Continue reading Subliminal Dust, by Pooja Mittal: Poetry from Odyssey Books

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Kathy of Kathy’s Crafts for the nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award! If any of Mawson’s Guardian’s followers would like to try their hands (or paws) at making Squirrel Boy and Bats and Pear Snowmen and many other creations, take a look at Kathy’s blog. It’s a sunny place. So, What’s the Award? The Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded by bloggers to other … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Way Home: Ashes of Olympus, Bk 1, by Julian Barr

‘The gods give no more than you can bear. The unfriendly sea shall be your road. A new homeland lies far across the roaring waves’. Kruesa’s ghost to Aeneas, p.44 The first lines of The Way Home plunge us into the night a civilisation was turned to ashes. The Greeks raze Troy.  Trojan leaders are cut down. After trying in vain to save King Priam, young … Continue reading The Way Home: Ashes of Olympus, Bk 1, by Julian Barr

The Mirror Image of Sound, by Dan Djurdevic

The Mirror Image of Sound, A Novel Written in Real Timegives us several levels to absorb in one book: the portrait of a failed marriage, martial arts action, workplace and domestic bullying, a philosophy and possible science of alternate worlds, or parellel lives, if you like; and there is even a romance. It would become a classic of it’s kind but only for the fact … Continue reading The Mirror Image of Sound, by Dan Djurdevic