Reader, writer, blogger at www.readability.com.au
Fleur Morrison is a former journalist, public relations practitioner and radio producer who is now a stay-at-home mother of three. She tries to write and read whenever she gets a chance... which isn't often enough these days. <br> <br> She has established <a href="http://www.readability.com.au" rel="nofollow"> www.readability.com.au</a> to throw around some ideas about books and reading, and to try to put a stop to her habit of starting a book and only realising 20 pages in that she's already read it. <br> <br> Fleur also runs copywriting and editing business <a href="http://www.wordstore.com.au" rel="nofollow">www.wordstore.com.au</a> to help businesses and organisations communicate better.
Anyone can be a romantic hero between the covers... of a book.
You wouldn't read about it.
30/12/2016 11:15 AM AEDT
Otherwise we're all blank canvasses.
22/12/2016 2:08 PM AEDT
It's the gift that keeps on giving.
08/12/2016 12:46 PM AEDT
The ability of novels to stimulate the imagination can enrich a traveler's experience.
01/12/2016 12:57 PM AEDT
There's more to young adult fiction than Harry Potter.
17/11/2016 9:57 PM AEDT
It is no surprise that reading is attractive to many introverts, but not just because it is a largely solitary pastime.
11/11/2016 1:54 PM AEDT
Is it possible to define the quality of a book?
30/10/2016 6:24 AM AEDT
It's important to hear things from multiple perspectives.
19/10/2016 2:46 PM AEDT
Beauty is not a sign of moral integrity, it is just a genetic fluke.
13/10/2016 10:12 AM AEDT
Books can build bonds between generations.
05/10/2016 7:03 PM AEDT
An obligation to read is no kind of incentive to pick up a book, and it often has the opposite effect, rendering the intended reader incapable of turning off the television or logging off Facebook.
30/09/2016 11:45 AM AEST
Modern libraries play an important role, not in upholding a sense of academic excellence and intellectual superiority among users, but in their inclusivity. They are places where people of all demographics can come together and enjoy the free use of a public space.
20/09/2016 2:29 PM AEST
There is a particular kind of humour to be found in the pages of a book. It is often subtle and unexpected, creeping up on
15/09/2016 2:24 PM AEST
Books can play an invaluable role in imparting life lessons on children. But there is a big caveat: the lesson has to be delivered subtly, within a story that is fun, entertaining, and ideally, a little bit silly.
07/09/2016 1:41 PM AEST
Just as Bob Dylan called on writers and critics to herald the future in his famous song 'The Times, They Are a-Changing', writers continue to play an important role in documenting change, including the evolution of the role of fathers.
31/08/2016 1:23 PM AEST
When we find certain words repellant, it's not their sound but their meaning, or association with certain unattractive bodily functions that gives rise to this response.
20/08/2016 7:07 AM AEST
To my consternation -- given my hopeless devotion to books -- I found that my first child could not have been less interested in books. He fidgeted, then bawled. Perhaps there was something about the green sheep that just didn't appeal. He certainly didn't give a damn where it was.
09/08/2016 1:05 PM AEST
Is it envy or a distrust of power that we are exhibiting when we relish the stories of the failure or downfall of our powerful politicians or sportspeople? We even have a term for the phenomenon: the tall poppy syndrome. And when a tall poppy falls, we revel in it.
01/08/2016 9:14 PM AEST
Fiction can serve a lot of different purposes. It can entertain us, inform us, uplift us and move us. But can it counsel us as well?
27/07/2016 6:39 AM AEST
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