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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

Title: Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger Author: Louisa Bennet Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 22nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $32.95 Synopsis: Book 2 in the Monty Dog Detective series, The Bone Ranger finds the indomitable team of Monty and Rose on the trail of a new mystery. Monty, the food-obsessed, naughty, and totally… Continue reading Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

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QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

As the year comes to a close, so are my reading challenges, and I’m getting very close to being able to tick all of them off. With one left to complete – The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – I’ve managed to wrap every other challenge. My one hurdle with this challenge was a coffee table… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

Title: Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters Author: Alexandra Page Genre: Magical Realism, historical fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and magical underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas.It's 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might… Continue reading Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

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Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

One of the reading challenges I undertook this year was the Dymocks Reading Challenge, which I like because the categories are fairly open, yet still challenging – sometimes it can be hard to find the book you want without doubling up, and for some, there are lots of books that work here. I started in… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

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Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Title: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Published: 1st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 204 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!Did you know your city is… Continue reading Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood