Author Archives: melschade

Books with Stories

Sometimes a book tells a story more than the words printed on its pages. Today I got a book that told a personal story. Second hand books have their own life. Often you get hints of a past life from the damage to its cover or dust jacket, the inscription inside, notes written in the […]

Unconventional Reads

Whilst on our trip in Europe Bec and I found a brilliant book and could not resist buying a copy each. This find got me thinking about the convention of ‘The Book’ – front cover/back cover, endpapers, 32 pages, standard sizing, blah blah blah – and the exciting examples I have seen along the way […]

Fontaholic

Hello. My name is Mel and…I’m a Fontaholic. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem and I realised I had hit rock bottom when I was recently deeply offended to see a shop sign that used Brush Script. “What’s wrong with Brush Script?” you ask. Nothing really…but ALL in capitals?! Bad, […]

Soaking up inspiration

After the whirlwind of activity that established ‘Show and Tell’ you may be wondering what has been happening with us…where have we been? Well, for one Bec and I have been extremely busy with the last couple of weeks of a school year and now that the summer holiday has begun we find ourselves road […]