Monthly Archives: March 2012

Happy Easter!

Well everyone, we’re off on holidays as of this afternoon.  I’m looking forward to all the reading I’m going to be doing over the holidays – what will you be reading? I have no doubt that when we come back, everyone will still be buzzing about the new Hunger Games film, so stay tuned for a Hunger Games discussion group in Term Two! And on the subject of The Hunger Games and cool female protagonists, I found this (somewhat controversial) picture to send you on your way…happy holidays!

Introducing Miss Phryne Fisher…

I’ve been reading the Phryne Fisher mysteries for ages, so I’m really excited that the ABC has filmed a series based on the books.

Written by Kerry Greenwood, the Phryne Fisher novels are like the Australian version of the Agatha Christie novels, but way cooler. They’re set in the 1920s, in and around Melbourne. The heroine, Phryne, is a lady like no other – she’s rich, she’s beautiful, she wears what she likes and she does what she likes. She has a rollicking time, running around Melbourne solving murder mysteries, and generally being fabulous.

I love these books for a few reasons – firstly, I love a good murder mystery and Phryne beats Miss Marple hands down in terms of awesomeness. Also, I love the references to all the different places in Melbourne. These books are really well researched and give the reader a wonderful snapshot into 1920s Melbourne. Plus, they’re a lot of fun and don’t take themselves too seriously. If you wanted an easy read to escape the trials and tribulations of study, these novels might be for you!

The TV series airs on the ABC on Friday nights and is just gorgeous. Essie Davis makes a great Phryne Fisher and it’s worth just watching the show for the clothes alone!

Happy Reading! Ms White 🙂 

Only 9 days to go!

There’s only 9 days to go until ‘The Hunger Games’ film opens in Australia.  Apparently, the interest in this film has been building at an alarming rate – cinemas are putting on more sessions and they’re selling out in an instant! Seems like the whole world is waiting for the games to begin…

I thought I’d put up a photo to get us in the mood – if you click on it, you’ll be linked to the official Hunger Games website, where you can find a whole lot of cool information about the film.

Stay tuned on MyClasses for details about a Hunger Games book club, where we can chat about the books, the film and the characters.

The Power of Six

THEY CAUGHT NUMBER ONE IN MALAYSIA.

NUMBER TWO IN ENGLAND.

 AND NUMBER THREE IN KENYA.

THEY TRIED TO CATCH NUMBER FOUR IN OHIO

… AND FAILED.

I AM NUMBER SEVEN.

AND I’M READY TO FIGHT.

For those of you who loved Pittacus Lore’s ‘I Am Number Four’, the wait is over for the sequel – ‘The Power of Six’.  This novel continues the adventures of the now legendary Number 4 (aka Johnh Smith) and is partially narrated by Number 7 (Marina), who is searching for Number 4 in the hope of uniting the Garde. It’s as exciting and dynamic as the first novel and is sure to be a great series for all those people who need to fill the gap that ‘The Hunger Games’ has left.

Want to read an excerpt of the book? Click here.