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Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

Title: Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg Author: Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

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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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Serpentine by Philip Pullman

Title: Serpentine Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 23rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story in the Arctic from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. 'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina… Continue reading Serpentine by Philip Pullman

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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

  This year, I participated in Book Bingo again with Theresa Smith Writes, and Mrs B’s Book Reviews. This year, we took a different approach – twelve squares, one a month, on the second Saturday of each month. The categories were also fairly open – giving us scope to interpret them as we saw fit… Continue reading Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

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The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman

Title: The Adventures of Catvinkle Author: Elliot Perlman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st October 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Elliot Perlman’s first book for children is a tail-spin of a tale that will have you howling with laughter! When a pampered cat has to share her home with a lost dog,… Continue reading The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman

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Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) by Sandra Bennett

Title: Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) Author: Sandra Bennett Genre: Adventure Publisher: Rosella Ridge Books Published: 31st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 180 Price: $17.00 Synopsis: The Adamson siblings are on their third thrilling adventure. There’s not a beach in sight this time, not even a drop of water. Zac, Clare and Luke find… Continue reading Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) by Sandra Bennett

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

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Eco Rangers: Wildfire Rescue by Candice Lemon-Scott

Title: Eco Rangers: Wildfire Rescue Author: Candice Lemon-Scott Genre: Fiction Publisher: New Frontier Publishing Published: 1st January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 100 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: There’s been a devastating wildfire in the bushland and Ebony and Jay, our Eco Rangers, are doing their best to find injured animals. As they rescue a cute little possum… Continue reading Eco Rangers: Wildfire Rescue by Candice Lemon-Scott