Adventures in music #3: My first EP!

Joe Visser Ep No. 1 cover

Yesterday, I received CD copies of my first EP. It’s called ‘Joe Visser, EP No. 1’ and features six original songs. ‘Playing With Fire, one of the songs on the CD, was recently shortlisted for an ACMF National Songwriting Award. I didn’t win this year, but I was very excited to have made the finals.…

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12 books on my Christmas wishlist

12 books on my Christmas wishlist | bookboy.com.au

It’s that time of year again! I love Christmas because I usually get a whole new stack of books to read. It’s never easy making a wishlist, but I’ve narrowed it down to eight fiction and four non-fiction books this year. Santa, take note… One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus I’ve read…

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Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Book review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Turtles All The Way Down Author: John Green Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book: Aza Holmes is a 16-year-old teenager diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She often goes into what she calls ‘thought spirals’, times when she can only think of one thing, and cannot stop thinking about it. When her best friend’s father goes…

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Adventures in music: Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

This is my first year performing as a singer/songwriter, so I’m going to post occasionally about some of my gigs. If you’d like to see more regular news and updates about my music, I have a new Facebook page, so come and say hi! On the 21st of October, I performed at the Kangaroo Valley…

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Review: The World’s Worst Children 2

Book review of The World's Worst Children by a kid book blogger

This week’s review is brought to you by my little brother Book Boy Jr (10). Title: The World’s Worst Children 2 Author: David Walliams Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This book contains a variety of stories about children with traits such as mischief, hatred and other horrible things. Each story is different in…

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Review: Nevermoor (The Trials Of Morrigan Crow)

A kid's review of Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow

Title: Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow Author: Jessica Townsend Publisher: Hachette Australia I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this book from the publisher. About the book  Morrigan Crow is a Cursed Child. Doomed to die on Eventide, everything that goes wrong around her town is blamed on her. When she…

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Words and music

I’m making some changes! When I’m not reading, I’m busy writing songs and playing music. So you might notice I’ve added a new page to my website, where I’ll be sharing a taste of what I’m working on and will keep you updated of any gigs I’m doing. You can hear one of my songs…

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I’m taking a little break

This is just a short note to let you know that I’m taking a little break from blogging. Term 3 is a very busy one in year 8 and I’m finding that I don’t have as much time as I used to have. I’m hoping that by cutting back on my commitments a bit, I’ll…

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3 great podcasts I love to listen to

3 podcasts I love to listen to (that your kids might love to)

I’ve discovered podcasts this year and often listen to one on the way home from school on the bus. These three podcasts are my favourites so far. 1. Dear Hank and John. This weekly podcast is marketed as a ‘comedy podcast about death’, and author John Green and his brother Hank sure deliver a podcast…

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