Back To Basics refresher: apostrophes

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Those of you who have been following the Bindoon Bookworm since the beginning will probably remember that every now and then I like to...

Book lists and best sellers

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We’re all familiar with the concept. You pick up a book and splashed across the front cover are the words New York Times Bestseller!...

A resolution to read

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It’s that time of the year again when many of us make half-hearted promises to change our bad habits: eat better, spend less, be...

Christmas – library style

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love Christmas. There’s just something almost magical about the season and I indulge...

Book bans and censorship

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For those who like to keep up to date on current events, you’ll be aware of a disturbing trend in the United States right...

Behind The Shelves – PLWA

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Last month I explained a little about the Alphabet Brigade behind public libraries and today I’m going to delve a little deeper into PLWA...

Toss out those tropes

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Do you ever get that feeling of déjà vu when reading a book? You’re positive that you’ve never read it before but it just...

What’s the difference?

Fiction and non-fiction. Books and audiobooks. Romance and thrillers. These are all concepts that most people are familiar with. The world of books and...

Pride of place on the shelf

I am a huge believer in that representation matters and I have made it a goal of mine to expand our collection of books...

Libraries throughout the ages

Everyone, even people who don’t use public libraries, have an understanding of what a public library is. They may not know the minutiae but...

Wait – this movie was a book?

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It’s fairly common when you see a movie to notice the tagline – Based on the bestselling novel! But there are a lot of...

The gripe of a grammar geek

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Over the years, I’ve written a couple of columns on the subject of grammar and the common mistakes made when it comes to writing....