Author: This Charming Mum

Travel Under Any Star: A Book Review In Two Parts


I’ve enjoyed Veny Armanno’s writing for so many years that it seems a difficult task to ‘review’ this latest release. I can unpack it through the pragmatic lens of the reviewer, or I can speak from the heart about my…

Are You A Book Geek? The Christmas Gifts You’ll Want Under The Tree!

Map design wall print with Tolkien quote

According to Wikipedia: “The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit…” Well, that pretty much sums up my dream date! In fact,…

Picture Books For Father’s Day Gifts

picture books fathers day gifts

It’s nearly Father’s Day in Australia and families everywhere are out looking for this year’s goody bag of jocks, socks and ties. It’s no surprise that I always advocate popping a picture book in with Dad’s tin of licorice allsorts,…