What happens when Game of Thrones catches up with A Song of Ice and Fire?

Ever wondered what happens when Game of Thrones, the TV Show, catches up with A Song of Ice and Fire, the books? It’s cool. George R.R. has it covered. He tells us it’s all going to be okay in this Variety magazine interview. The season that’s about to debut covers the second half of the third book. The third book [A Storm of Swords] was so long that it had to be split into two. But... Read more

by | March 31, 2014

Tiny Tiffiny Hall teaches Giant John Purcell how to be a Ninja – Laughter Guaranteed

Black Warrior by Tiffiny Hall The town of Lanternwood is under attack. There’s a Tigon, a monster that is half-dragon, half-tiger, on the loose. Roxy is being hunted by a fire-breathing army and her best friend Cinnamon has been kidnapped. It seems that everyone Roxy loves has been cursed and it’s up to her to save them. Somebody wants revenge. And when life couldn’t be more d... Read more

by | March 29, 2014

Which Book Is Now The Biggest Drama in Australia?

Some time ago a friend of Booktopia threw a book on my desk, a post it note attached with just two words on it. The book was a supernatural tale from a debut US author. That sentence is probably the most common used by booksellers over the past decade, and not really my cup of tea, but I took it home and flicked through it that night. And I then I flicked through it a little more. And a little ... Read more

by | March 27, 2014

A Game of Memes: The Best Game of Thrones Memes of All Time

In honour of tonight’s final episode of Game of Thrones Season 4, we’ve plucked some of our favourite memes from Westeros and beyond. Want to know the spoilers and plot twists for the next season? Creator George R.R. Martin has written a series of extensively detailed manifestos containing details on what will happen next season. Click here to find out. ————&... Read more

by | March 27, 2014

Influential Australians share their stories on the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The National Day of Action provides a focus for schools and the wider school community, including parents and carers, to strengthen their everyday messages against bullying and violence. Did you know that one in four Year 4 to Year 9 Australian students reported being bullied every week or more during the last term at school? So... Read more

by | March 21, 2014

2014 Stella Prize Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2014 Stella Prize has just been announced, containing a great mix of exciting new talents and familiar faces. Named after one of Australia’s most important female authors, Stella Maria Miles Franklin, The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature. The prize is worth $50,000, with both fiction and nonfiction books eligible for entry. Don’t ... Read more

by | March 20, 2014

5 Choose Your Own Adventure Books You Never Knew Existed

What child’s bookshelf isn’t complete without a collection of Choose Your Own Adventure Books? While the rules could always be bent (finger still on the page means you haven’t chosen yet), they remain one of the best ways to get young kids into books. But as the craze wore on and more and more titles began to flood the shelves, authors began to take some strange turns with the... Read more

by | March 19, 2014

Naomi Wood, author of Mrs. Hemingway, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Naomi Wood author of Mrs. Hemingway Ten Terrifying Questions ______________________ 1.     To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I grew up in York in the north of England. When I was eight my parents announced we were moving to Hong Kong. We’d never been to the continent of Asia, nevertheless China, ... Read more

by | March 18, 2014

What would you pay to have a role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay?

US online auction house Charitybuzz is giving fans of The Hunger Games the chance to appear in the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The first item, a non-speaking role for the movie, is estimated to be worth $10,000. Whoever wins will be given time to meet some of the actors and crew working on the film. Bids will be accepted until March 27th. This is the opportunity of a lifetime! You will have a... Read more

by | March 18, 2014