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Clare Cannon

Clare Cannon lives in Sydney where she is editor of The Good Reading Guide and manager of Portico Books, the world’s most beautiful boutique bookstore specialising in quality literature for adults and children. After a Bachelor of Arts in English, History and Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Communications, she felt the gravitational pull of the family book business and now devotes all of her time and talent to the promotion of good reading.

Locally she’s become infamous for ‘Portico book tastings’ where she briefs a captive audience on which new books are best for whom, leaving everyone resolved to give up TV and rediscover the delights of the written word.


The Good Reading Guide’s favourite books of 2013
10 Dec 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags:
From side-splitting humour to enwisened coming of age, these books published in 2013 are certainly worth a reader's time.


A fountain in the desert
8 Oct 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: fantasy, historical fiction, young adult
An engaging and cultured story for young teens that actually makes them think.


Emotions, morality, sexuality: when teens are confused
24 Sep 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: adolescence
Should we back off, add fuel to the fire, or hand them a road map?


New movie for Pride and Prejudice devotees
7 Sep 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: movies, romance
Shannon Hale's 'Austenland' takes living inside fantasy to a whole new level.


Why children are wiser (and happier) than adults
20 Aug 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: picture books
I think G. K. Chesterton would have liked this Caldecott Honor book.


Romance in teen fiction
30 Jul 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: adolescence, character, friendship, romance, young adult
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?


IVF makes superheroes possible
16 Jul 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: fantasy, science fiction
Forget magic; IVF blends fantasy with reality in today's superhero tales.


Not quite Harry
9 Jul 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: adventure, fantasy, friendship
I had thought this series might have the broad appeal of the Potter books...


Inside a male brain
2 Jul 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: adolescence, boys, friendship, humor, young adult
Shusterman's account seems about right to me.


Books of innocence and experience
13 Jun 2013 | READING MATTERS |
tags: adolescence, adventure, classics, friendship, historical fiction, romance, young adult
Why are so many adults reading young adult literature? It used to be the other way around.


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