Celebrate Pride

Every June, Pride Month celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.It’s a time to reflect on just how far civil rights have progressed in half a century and an opportunity to protest discrimination and violence. Australia is at the forefront of the push towards true equality and inclusion for LGBTI people, […]

Reviewsday: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

I’ve been waiting with bated breath to read this book ever since the shock ending of Glass Sword! (For those who haven’t read it, avert your eyes and finish it quickly so you know what’s going on) I knew it would have to be amazing, thanks to the incredible plot set up by its predecessors, […]

Reviewsday: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Eric Lindstrom’s debut young adult novel, Not If I See You First, introduces Parker Grant: sharp-tongued, stiff-spined, and the latest in a line of protagonists who subvert suppositions about the blind. Blindness has featured in a number of recent novels—the most memorable being Anthony Doerr’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, All the Light We Cannot See, […]

QBD Reviews: “Chopsticks” by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral

When a young piano prodigy by the name of Gloria “Glory” Fleming disappears, the whole country wonders where she has gone. Told through a series of photographs, documents and drawings, readers experience the story of Glory’s blossoming relationship with her new artistic neighbour, Francisco “Frank” Mendoza. How did their relationship lead to Gloria’s disappearance? And […]