Have spent the past couple of hours updating my review site, aussiereviews. I’ve added ten new reviews of a range of books – from the story of Queensland’s Dr Death, Sick to Death, to the fun new Leigh Hobbs’ title Freaks Ahoy.
I do have eclectic tastes when it comes to books – I’ll read almost any genre or subject – but it should come as no surprise that I mostly read children’s books, and these are the ones I get the most pleasure from. I especially enjoyed Ogre in a Toga, a new collection of poems from Geoffrey McSkimming. The poems are laugh-out-loud funny, and as I read the book, I found myself reading some of the best to the Murphlets, who share my sense of humour.
Another goodie is Become a Children’s Writer, by Jill McDougall, a fellow Aussie author. This is a really useful resource both for beginning and more experienced writers.
As well as uploading the new reviews, I also added the special search engine to some more pages. Google has a new facility which allows you to set up a unique search facility for your own site, or to only search selected sites. I could, for example,s et it up to only search book review sites. Anyway, I’ve created a search engine which just searches aussiereviews, so site visitors can more easily find reviews of specific books or by specific authors. It should be a useful tool.
No sightings of Pemberthy reported since Friday. Have you seen Pemberthy Bear? Is so, drop me a line or post a comment here and I’ll add you to my list. If you have no idea why I’m asking, you can see my first post on my quest here.