Last year, sick of not being motivated to read enough, I tried the 2016 book challenge. While I didn't quite get through all 52 books, I did read more than triple the amount of books I read the year before. Not a bad improvement! This year I'm going to try again with a new list… Read More

December marks the birth month of Jane Austen, literary great, and queen of barbed wit. Whether she’s hailed as one of the cornerstone figures of English literature, or lamented as someone who authored simplistic novels in which Nothing Much Happens, you can’t deny her pulling power. The woman is everywhere. And (not that I’m biased… Read More

Film Review: Sing

Welcome to American Idol meets The Voice except this time the contestants are all creatures great and small. The latest instalment from the masterminds who brought us Inside Out and Despicable Me the team at Illumination have presented the perfect musical jukebox to lead us into the Christmas season. This is the story of Buster… Read More

Interview: Kara Isaac

Wellington's own Kara Isaac, contemporary romance author of Close to You and the just released  Can't Help Falling, chats to NZ Booklovers abut Narnia, writing and some of her favourite things. Can’t Help Falling centres around two Narnia fans. What is your relationship with this classic series? I’ve loved the Chronicles of Narnia since I was a… Read More

James Franco chats about his role as Jake Epping on Prime TV's 11.22.63. Q. Did you read the book, or had you already read it? "Yeah, I read it pretty fast. I just loved it so much. And I actually had a friend that knew Stephen King and I emailed him immediately and said, "Could… Read More

I’ll admit, I’ve fantasized about getting locked in overnight in a bookstore. There’s just something about a bookstore that holds incredible swaying power over bibliophiles. Aside from the books, that is. But if the books are about bookstores?  I’m a goner. That’s blissful biblio-ception. With New Zealand Bookshop Day hurtling around the corner, there’s no… Read More

Callum Woodhouse chats about his role as Leslie Durrell on Prime TV's The Durrells. Q: You went straight from drama school to this major ITV drama series. How did that happen? “I’m from Stockton-on-Tees and went to LAMDA (London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art). I found out I had got this job an hour… Read More

At the risk of sounding like I have been around for way too many years, I remember a time when everything you read came printed on paper – that’s right, that mystical age before computers, the internet and e-readers. That age, before the written word was acquirable at the touch of a fingertip, manifesting as… Read More

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