I can’t believe it’s not chocolate!

Balance Guy Turland
January 17, 2018 Recipes 0 Comments

Balance means not missing out on the good stuff and not feeling guilty when dessert time rolls around. We believe if you're vibeing chocolate cake, then get your cake on. It's that type of mentality that immediately had my attention flicking through the desserts chapter of Balance. On a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, I found the craving for something sweet (namely chocolate) overwhelming. Cutting out a favourite treat completely from my diet was definitely a rude shock so I was desperate to find an alternative (first world problems, I know). I came across the recipe for Rum Lavender Chocolate Brownies as a vegan alternative to the traditional gooey goodness and was eager to give it a go. READ MORE

How to Read More Books This Year

January 16, 2018 How to 0 Comments

Like any goal setting exercises, setting a goal of reading more books (and achieving that goal) is all about good time management - and a few handy tips which we'll share with you below. It doesn't matter if you work three jobs, have a family or you're training for a marathon - these tips will help even the busiest person to read more. READ MORE

You’ll be marking this international holiday in your calendar every year…

January 16, 2018 Recommendations 0 Comments

The 19th of January is International Popcorn Day! A day we’re more than happy to hop aboard. What better way to celebrate than with the age-old tradition of a movie night. But how often is it you walk out of a cinema comparing the film to the book?  We know, the book is always better. So don’t compromise! Opt for the bookish alternative of a movie night. Pick up a copy of one of these five bestselling film tie in’s and grab a bucket of that delicious salty and buttery snack we know you’re already salivating over. READ MORE

Quiz: Find your Perfect Summer Read!

January 15, 2018 ActivityQuiz 8 Comments

Take our summer reading quiz to find your next, page-turning read! Whether you're after an action-packed mystery, an inspirational memoir or a quirky literary gem, we've got the perfect summer read for you! Just press the 'start' button and answer 6 quick and simple questions for some summer reading inspiration.  READ MORE

5 Books you might have missed in 2017

With such busy lives, it's hard to get to all the books we'd like to read in the year. There are hundreds of international and Australian new releases in our bookshops every month, books are made into films and TV shows and it just seems impossible to keep up with your growing TBR pile. We've collected some of the reading highlights from 2017 in the hopes that they inspire you to keep plugging away at that never-ending pile of books by the bed. Maybe we just need to accept that we'll never finish the pile? Maybe the pile will just continue to shift and change as we read our way through life. READ MORE

3 Winners in the Costa Book Awards is Completely Fine

In fact, it's better than fine - we feel so proud to have three HarperCollins books chosen as winners in this year's Costa Book Awards. Every year the prestigious Costa Book Awards recognise some of the most enjoyable books of the year from authors based in the UK and Ireland. Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in this way. Learn more about them here! READ MORE

Why do books make the perfect gifts?

December 21, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

You would think, wouldn’t you, that if you’re working in publishing, and surrounded by books, manuscripts and other people’s words, that you just don’t need anyone to be giving you books for presents at Christmas.  That you just don’t need any more books, full stop.  READ MORE

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