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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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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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Podcasts about Kids Books

  As I have been listening to lots of podcasts lately – all of them Australian-based – many of them have been about books. Whilst most have been geared at adult reading, there are a few that are about kids’ books. I have already spoken about Middle Grade Mavens, and in this post I want… Continue reading Podcasts about Kids Books

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Book Bingo Two 2020 – Friendship, Family, and Love

Welcome to the February edition of book bingo with Theresa, Amanda and myself. In February, I shall be checking off the Family, Friendship and Love square with a book that encompasses all three of these themes. The book I have chosen is the fifth book in the Pippa’s Island series by Belinda Murrell. Pippa’s Island:… Continue reading Book Bingo Two 2020 – Friendship, Family, and Love

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January 2020 wrap up

In January of this year, I read 13 books, and got a start on each of my challenges – some have more categories filled in than others, and some will have multiple books for each category, apart from the book bingo challenges, which will only have one each. Below is a table outlining where each… Continue reading January 2020 wrap up

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Bookish Podcasts

In the last year, I’ve discovered podcasts, and the ones I mainly listen to revolve around books, history and popular culture. Because podcasts are generally short – usually no longer than an hour for the ones I listen to, I find them great to pop on whilst working or writing and just listen to them… Continue reading Bookish Podcasts

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Books and Bites Book Bingo – Written in the First Person: Pippa’s Island: Puppy Pandemonium by Belinda Murrell

My second book bingo card, the Books and Bites Bingo Card, is a more casual one for me. I’ll post as I fill a square, rather than on a schedule as I am with the other one, and ideally, one post per square for better clarity. So this is my post for my second square… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo – Written in the First Person: Pippa’s Island: Puppy Pandemonium by Belinda Murrell

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Pippa’s Island: Puppy Pandemonium by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: Puppy Pandemonium Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd December 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The fifth book in the Pippa's Island series is the most adorable story yet! Life can be hard when you’re crammed into a tiny caravan with your noisy family. Pippa’s… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: Puppy Pandemonium by Belinda Murrell

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Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

In 2019 I also participated in the Pop Sugar Challenge. I missed out on completing this by one, mainly because time just ran out and I never got to it. Below is my list of categories that I completed. I am thinking of trying a different one this year, as I feel the categories are… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,