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2021 Reading Wrap up

In 2021, I took on five reading challenges, and completed them all. I read 268 books, with 187 of those by Australian authors, and 81 non-Australian authors. Most books I read were by women, with 150 by Australian women. I read for pleasure, review, and my quiz writing work, and covered as much ground as… Continue reading 2021 Reading Wrap 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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Blog Tour: The Glint of Gold by Kate McGann

Title: The Glint of Gold Author: Kate McGann Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Little Pink Dog Books Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: Price: $24.99 Synopsis: It’s there every day if you look for it. The glint of gold. It’s in the white blossom of our plum tree against a blue sky. Or the sparkles Jack Frost leaves on the drive to school…..A… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Glint of Gold by Kate McGann

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Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

Title: Australia Remembers: Len Waters Author: Catherine Bauer Genre: History, Non-fiction Publisher: Big Sky Media Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 60 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: His big imagination and even bigger dreams took him soaring beyond the reach of those who tried to confine him. Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Boundless and Born to… Continue reading Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

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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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August Round-Up 2021

August saw most of Australia back in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID, so it was a great month to get on top of my reading as much as I could. Between books for work and review, I read 29 books, and reviewed most of them. Again, most were by Australian authors, with… Continue reading August Round-Up 2021

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Blog Tour: Home by Karen Hendriks

Title: Home Author: Karen Hendriks Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing Published: 20th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 38 Price: $18.95 Synopsis: War ends, yet its dark shadow remains, a family is forced to flee their home. As they journey through hunger, long cold nights and homelessness, a heart locket whispers words of hope.… Continue reading Blog Tour: Home by Karen Hendriks

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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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Blog Tour: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp by Jane Smith

Title: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp Author: Jane Smith Genre: Historical Fiction, time slip Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 5th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 120 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: In this empowering new series feisty tween and time-traveller Carly Mills discovers how the female pioneers paved the way to help change… Continue reading Blog Tour: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp by Jane Smith

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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up