George Ivanoff Studio 3 guest appearance

Faithful followers of this blog and the goings-on in the GFL will know the name “George Ivanoff”. George was our National Year of Reading Patron in 2012, has worked with Year 9 and 10 in Writing Workshops, and often comes to school to hangout at the MGRA Meet-Ups organised by Mrs Novak.

George has his own blog here, which is where we found the link to this hilarious clip.

George was recently a guest in Studio 3, and here is a clip of him being interviewed by Liv and James. Enjoy!

George Ivanoff pie shot


And if you’d like to see George sans pies, you can watch a much more sedate version of the interview here.

Related posts:

George Ivanoff – MG National Year of Reading Patron – blogs about our launch

NYR Patron

National Year of Reading wraps up

You don’t need Google Maps for this!

Albert Einstein quote - location of library

Flooby Nooby: The Cinematography of “The Incredibles” Part 1

This is PURE GOLD.

If you are interested in the art of animation, film and composition, this post is worth a read!

Flooby Nooby: The Cinematography of “The Incredibles” Part 1.

Why read?

Wanted: Inky Awards judges

Pictured (L-R): 2013 Inky Awards judges, Harison, Sarah, and Chris.

Do you know any #YALit fans aged 12–20 with a love of words, a distinguishing eye and aspirations for literary criticism? We are in search of keen teenaged readers to become the 2014 Inky Awards judges. A panel of six judges will be selected to read the twenty longlisted Inky Awards titles and whittle them down to a shortlist of ten. Applications close Monday 14 April. MORE INFO HERE.


Three of last year’s judges (L-R) Harison, Sarah and Chris are pictured here at the 2013 Inky Awards.

I don’t often post as ‘me’, but I highly recommend applying for this position. You get to keep the books, and the Inky Awards and the judges are held in high regard. Go for it!

Mrs F

The 2014 Inkys Longlist

Drumroll, please!

Gold Inky

The Inkys are a highlight on the YA reader’s calendar, and the longlist announcement is always hotly anticipated.

There are two Inky awards up for grabs: The Gold Inky, which is awarded to an Australian book and author, and the Silver Inky, which is awarded to an international book and author.

You can see the complete list on the Inside a Dog Website.

Australia’s Favourite Library – Vote now!

The Mentone Grammar Libraries have been nominated for the ALIA Australia’s Favourite Library. If you would like to vote for our libraries, please go to THIS PAGE.


No two people read the same book!

Made as an ad by Duncan Macleod for the New Zealand Book Council, I find this to be a really powerful way to drive home the point that no two people read the same book!

No two people read the same book


An Epic Chart….

LOVE this post from Epic Reads, linking 162 YA retellings of various well-known fairytales, myths, Shakespeare and Classics.



A crash course by John Green



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