If you've safely put your rock ‘n’ roll dreams to bed, you might prefer to live the musician’s lifestyle through books, instead.

Whether you’re a complete crafting rookie or the kind of person with twine, crimping scissors and glue in every cupboard and drawer, this here is a book that you’ll want to add to your bookshelf, stat.

They can’t deposit you onto a Bali beach or gently waft Parisian perfumes into your schnoz, but books can still take you on vivid journeys. Bonus: no need to renew your passport, and no pesky shots.

We hope you haven’t used up your excitement reserves just yet, because we have another piece of news.

issue 68 on sale today

9:00am Monday, 12 Oct.

Please excuse us while we do a little jig and throw a few fist pumps in the air.

dictionary stories

3:00pm Sunday, 11 Oct.

Sunday night calls for a bit of light reading, and we doubt it could get much lighter than this.

sad girls zine

3:00pm Thursday, 01 Oct.

We’d like to think that most girls spend their days feeling cheerful and jolly and skipping around, but the reality is that sometimes they just feel down in the dumps.

invisible bookends diy

3:00pm Thursday, 24 Sep.

It’s a tad ironic that the ladies behind a blog named A Beautiful Mess have come up with a DIY that’ll keep your bookshelf looking ship-shape.

If you think you are too old for children’s books, THIS IS A MISTAKE AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING.

Here’s a scary thought for your afternoon: it won’t be long until Christmas carols will be the soundtrack for your grocery shopping.

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