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Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

Title: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Author: Cameron MacIntosh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 7th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: There’s a new sleuth in town — he’s fun, funny, and very 2424! It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of 20th century gadgets… Continue reading Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

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The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor

Title: The Boy Who Stepped Through Time Author: Anna Ciddor Genre: Historical Fiction/Time Slip Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An accidental trip back to the Roman Empire sets off a race against time to save a friendship - and a life. A thrilling time-slip adventure… Continue reading The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor

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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg by Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

Title: The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg Author: Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre Genre: Fiction, Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing Published: March 2021 Format: Paperback (The Mouse and the Egg), Hardcover (The Wind and the Mouse) Pages: 32 Price: $24.95 Synopsis: Gentle, sensory friendly stories empowering children with values including empathy, kindness, friendship and… Continue reading The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg by Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

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Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

Title: Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats Author: Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington Genre: Education Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fun and learning go together in this beautifully presented counting series One to Ten and Back Again. Packed with imaginative… Continue reading Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

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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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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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Blog Tour: Gorkle by Penny Macoun

Title: Blog Tour: Gorkle Author: Penny Macoun Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Self-Published Published: 5th November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $33.95 Synopsis: Gorkle is a gremlin who lives in cyberspace.  He doesn’t like where he lives, it’s a miserable place because there are no bright colours anywhere.  He likes the look of Earth.  He… Continue reading Blog Tour: Gorkle by Penny Macoun