Where you been?

 

On the left is a display I made in November for a library event at Altona for Fiona McIntosh’s afternoon tea visit to promote her brand new title, The Tea Gardens.

It was a great afternoon and this is the second event we have hosted for Fiona McIntosh.  https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-tea-gardens-9780143789833

On the right is a whimsical tattoo done by an amazing artist and mate, @tashiko – http://www.tashikotattoo.com/

I’m in need of some new work but as per usual, it gets bumped down the list of importance. Such is life.

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Summer Reading Club – Harry Potter style

Harry Potter needs a sanctuary away from the world, just like the rest of us. Display I made to tautoko the Summer Reading program to engage our rangatahi.

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Don’t judge a book by its movie…

Don't judge a book by it's movie...

Went and saw The City of Bones – first installment of the Mortal Instruments series on Saturday night. It was fairly decent for an adaptation of a YA novel. This may have been enhanced by the fact that all of the actors were either English or Irish (Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the villain, Valentine; Aidan Turner as one of the good guys, Luke plus the main characters played by Phil Collins’ daughter, Lily and newcomer Jamie Bower – Campbell) and the fact that I was troubled that it may have been shite like Twilight so I tipped most of my hipflask into the lemonade Benji had bought me at the candy bar… I should probably have stirred the drink better because half way through the film I got a sudden kick in the face from the Grey Goose. This was a good thing, the action had picked up and my yelling out obnoxious comments about eyebrows and accents was mostly drowned out by the film score… Had a great time and ended up on the dance floor at Sanctuary til 5am. No demons or Shadow hunters were harmed in the production of this event ; )

book review – The Golden Lily

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8709523-the-golden-lily

At Dimitri: you saucy Siberian, I still love you ❤   

At Adrian: PASH HER, BRO!!!

At Sydney: You’re gonna have to choose real soon where you belong, girl: with the hardcore, militant, right wing Alchemists; who treat you like an expendable pawn and a naive, easily manipulated child. Or the cobbled together ‘family’ of Moroi royalty in exile (Jill), dhampir guardians (Eddie & Angeline), ex Strigoi made Moroi again (Dimitri & Sonya) and the bad habit having Moroi playboy, Adrian. <br />Of course this is a series so none of this is gonna get resolved in this latest installment. I liked the pace and I didn’t pick the sneaky connection one of the secondary character’s has to the big bad of this novel until right before the reveal, so kudos to Richelle Mead. I’m actually feeling a good sense of respect for main gal, Sydney. She is very strong, capable and resilient in a very different way to Rose Hathaway of the VA series. And this is a great thing. I’m also keen to give it 4.5 stars. It didn’t make my mind, heart and soul shred like my 5 star fav titles but it’s definitely a slow burn up the charts of great reads for me ; D

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5219810-tamara-witika 

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