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Thank you and farewell

I was 12 years old when I first started reviewing books on this blog in 2016. A lot has happened since that first post. My book reviews have appeared in newspapers like The Sunday Telegraph, on blogs like Children’s Books Daily, and on the Inside A Dog website. I spent a year as a member…

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New single out now!

A new single from singer-songwriter Joe Visser called Freakshow Carnival

When I’m not reading books, I like to write songs. In 2017, I released my first EP (Joe Visser EP No 1) to CD. (You can see more about that, and buy a signed copy, here.) Now I’m working on a new EP and the first single ‘FREAKSHOW CARNIVAL’ is out now on all streaming…

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My first published byline!

News: my first published byline! | bookboy.com.au

Before I started my own blog in July 2016, I wrote book reviews for two different websites – one was Creative Kids Tales, and one was Children’s Books Daily. Yesterday, I received in the mail a contributor copy of Raising Readers: How to nurture a child’s love of books by Megan Daley, the award-winning teacher-librarian…

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That one time I was quoted in a speech

Quoted in the Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture | bookboy.com.au

It’s not every day that you get quoted in a speech, so I thought I’d share it with you all. On Saturday, 3 November, Australian author Jacqueline Harvey delivered the 2018 Australian Society of Authors’ Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture in Sydney. In her speech, titled ‘Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun: The Current State of Play…

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My blog turns two! What I read this month

What I read this month | bookboy.com.au

It’s hard to believe but my blog is now two years old! You might have noticed that reviews have been few and far between of late, and that’s partly because I’ve been focused on my music, partly due to school, and partly due to helping out with the #LoveOzYA blog in my role as a…

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Big news: I’m joining the #LoveOzYA committee

Teen blogger Book Boy joins the #LoveOzYA committee | bookboy.com.au

I’m really excited to share the news that I’ve joined the #LoveOzYA committee as its first teen member. #LoveOzYA is a movement aimed at promoting YA fiction by Australian authors to Australian readers. You can find out more about #LoveOzYA here. The committee is a group of volunteers who do their best to help spread…

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