Last week I went to the Sydney Children Festival for the CBCA’s Books and Brains Quiz…

The stage was all set in the big tent. I got there early to check things out. We were up against the red team who were creaming us in each round. They had a wealth of bookish knowledge.

Amelia from Better Read Than Dead wrote some interesting questions and I was surprised with how much I knew about some of the books. The others just flew by my head. I don’t retain much info after I read a book, well maybe some of my faves but nothing else after I finish it.

Deb Abela was an excellent host and kept the show rolling along…in between weird jazzy musical interludes that introduced the rounds hehe. I had fun with the Blue team, even if I did groan a little too loudly after hearing the categories hehe.

Our team only won because they made the last question worth 7 points and we were trailing by 6. So we got it and then well…we won. It just shows that it’s about how much you know, it’s how you can beg for points haha. I had fun 🙂

School hols are coming to an end, I have three weeks to finish off Thai-riffic! 2 and it’s coming along nicely. Can’t wait to share more with you cHEwY gum gums soon!

I’m reading the latest installment of Charlie Higson’s Zombie series, the Fear. Now I haven’t read Michael Grant’s Gone series yet but I think this one will be hard to beat. Higson never mucks around with the action and emotion, it’s taking over my life quicker than a virus haha.


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I'm an author, stand-up comedian and teacher. My books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. I'm a massive Nintendo fan and love eating burgers. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @oliverwinfree

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