Tag Archives: Books

Australia Day Book and Movie Recommendations

Yesterday was Australia Day. My family celebrated by creating a series of videos where we recommend Australian books and movies over a BBQ lunch. Our kids get in on the act with their own recommendations as well. Part 1 is … Continue reading

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Star Trek Nostalgia – Bookshelf Tour (Stories 1.5)

In today’s episode of Stories, I take you on a little tour of my Star Trek bookshelf. I highlight a couple of my favourite reads from back in the day.

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Reading in School Video – Stories 1.4

In today’s episode of Stories, I join in the discussion on reading in school started by Ariel Bissett. I talk about the role of teachers and parents in engaging readers, favourite reads and more.

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The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead (Video Review)

In today’s episode of Stories, I talk about The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead. This fantasy novel is an old favourite of mine and is well worth checking.

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Author Interview and Give-away – Ian Acheson

Today I am privileged to have Christian author Ian Acheson as a guest. I’m interviewing Ian about his debut novel Angelguard, a supernatural thriller currently available worldwide. See below for how you might score a free signed copy. Within a … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Assigned by A.D. Smith III

The Assigned by A.D. Smith III My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Assigned is a quick read and well paced. There are three protagonists, each of which is well-developed with interesting back-story and unique personalities. I really liked these … Continue reading

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Writing Update Video – Summer 2012

It’s summer here in Australia, and that means it’s time for another writing update video from me. Sew how I’m going with everything below. Transcript Hi. How ya going? I’m Adam Collings – writer of speculative fiction. Summer is well … Continue reading

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Books Read in 2012

This year I took part in the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge. Initially I set a goal of twenty book for the year. I had almost reached this goal after six months so I doubled it to fourty. Some of the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mellington Hall by Meredith Resce

Mellington Hall by Meredith Resce My rating: 4 of 5 stars In a small village near the English/Welsh border in 1838, Somebody is after Lord Mellington’s fortune, and they’re willing to kill him for it. When their first attempt fails, … Continue reading

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Research

I’ve been an amateur writer all of my life. I remember sitting in restaurants with my parents as a child, writing stories in notebooks while we waited for the food to arrive. In school, the most exciting activity was creative … Continue reading

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