profile image

Fleur Morrison

Reader, writer, blogger at Readability Books

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.

She has established Readability books blog 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.

Fleur also runs copywriting and editing business The Word Store to help businesses and organisations communicate better.
Southern Star Entertainment

Aussie Kids Need Aussie Stories

I still love to read books set all around the world. I want to experience the lives of those far removed from my own, to visit bustling markets, stone castles and arid deserts in the pages of a book. But I will not dismiss the value of reading about my own country, in the words of those who know it best.
12/07/2016 1:43 PM AEST
Justin Case

Truth Is, Business Books Need More Fiction

And although the focus on empathy in the workplace and the new breed of business books is heartening, I wonder whether non-fiction is the best place for business managers and leaders to gain an understanding of empathy. I believe that Cloudstreet, Animal Farm or Harry Potter could be a better place to start.
06/07/2016 6:30 AM AEST
Columbia Pictures

The Rise Of The Literary Groupie

Some people swoon over Ryan Gosling in 'The Notebook'. Others prefer Brad Pitt in 'Thelma and Louise'. A twist of Mick Jagger's hips drives some people wild. Others can't get enough of Ricky Martin's rumba. But all it takes to pique my interest is an intricate plot and clever turn of phrase.
11/06/2016 6:30 PM AEST
Getty Images

Rereading A Book Is Twice As Nice

I want to gather and devour all of the books I can before I die, even if that means skimming over multi-layered brilliance and tasting a mere morsel of genius. But it is a children's series that has given me cause to reevaluate my approach to rereading.
03/06/2016 7:09 AM AEST
Getty Creative

Why Is It So Hard To Leave A Book Unfinished?

And that is one of the problems with leaving a book unfinished -- when you put it down, you realise you are never going to know what happened. Will there be a twist at the end? Will everything be miraculously and beautifully tied up? Or it reach the dead end where you had an inkling it was headed, confirming all your doubts?
13/05/2016 11:08 AM AEST
Getty Images

Kids Don't Need Political Correctness, Just Ask Roald Dahl

In rediscovering Dahl's books while reading to my son, I have been surprised by the cheekiness, sometimes bordering on offensiveness, of the language. At a time when children's self-esteem is cushioned with bubble wrap, the brutal depictions of his characters is decidedly un-PC. The fat, the skinny, the short, the tall, the elderly, the smelly and the drunk are all fair game for Dahl.
08/05/2016 6:31 PM AEST