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Book reviews

Book review: Sands of Eppla by Janeal Falor

Sands of Eppla by Janeal FalorMy rating: 2 of 5 starsI received this book from StoryOrigin in exchange for an honest review, and probably the only reason I stuck with the book to the very end. The book summary had me hooked which was one of the reasons why I had wanted to read the… Continue reading Book review: Sands of Eppla by Janeal Falor

Author Feature, Ramblings

Spotlight: The Valarsard Chronicles

Presenting—The Valarsard Chronicles by Erin Eldridge SERIES: The Valarsard Chronicles  BOOK ONE: The Ravening Heart of the Wolf BOOK TWO: The Wolf in Winter AUTHOR: Erin Eldridge AUTHOR BIO: I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. The city is still rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. I have been a teacher for most… Continue reading Spotlight: The Valarsard Chronicles


7 Brilliant pieces of literature you can read for free on your lunch break

A few short reads, not to be missed…

nothing in the rulebook

2016-04-05_09-36-01 Photography by Mike Dodson/Vagabond Images. 

In 1930, the great economist John Maynard Keynes predicted the working week would be drastically cut – to perhaps 15 hours a week, with people choosing to pursue leisure as their material needs were satisfied. Yet despite rising living standards, we are working longer hours than ever before. As the post-war compromise between big business and labour has been rolled back, the world of “ruthless corporate management” that legendary writer Willa Cather broke free of at the turn of the 19th century seems to be returning: leaving us with mountains of work and no opportunity to do anything else with our lives.

We’ve written before about how the new work-life imbalance is stifling our creativity – and unfortunately it seems as though we are on a one-way street. There’s no chance to collect our thoughts when we’re always collecting emails and phone calls…

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