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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but… Continue reading Reading Round Up July 2021

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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Eighty Years of Puffin

In 1940, Allen Lane started the Puffin imprint of Penguin to create non-fiction books to help children understand what was going on around them during World War Two. Since then, giants, spies, Oompa Loompas, magic, and many other beloved characters have entranced generations of children and built their reading confidence. Puffin celebrates its 80th birthday… Continue reading Eighty Years of Puffin

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May 2020 Round Up

In May, we seemed to settle into a lockdown routine, so I got a bit more reading done. This month, I read 20 books – the vast majority of those – seventeen – were by Australian women writers – some for review, some my own reads and one or two that I read alongside Isolation… Continue reading May 2020 Round Up

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Alice-Miranda in the Outback by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda in the Outback Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A dusty desert adventure beckons! Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to the Australian Outback! They’re going to help an old family friend who’s found himself short staffed during cattle mustering season.… Continue reading Alice-Miranda in the Outback by Jacqueline Harvey

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Alice-Miranda at School (10th anniversary edition) by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda at School (10th anniversary edition) Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Fiction, School Stories Publisher: Puffin Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A gorgeous hardback edition of Alice-Miranda at School to celebrate ten years since the pint-sized heroine bounced into our lives. From bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey comes this new edition of Alice-Miranda… Continue reading Alice-Miranda at School (10th anniversary edition) by Jacqueline Harvey