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Blog Tour: The Lolly Shop by Lauren Hackney

Title: The Lolly Shop Author: Lauren Hackney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Self-published Published: 20th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Join in the magic with Bax and Ethan as they make sweetness and mayhem in their Lolly Shop. These lovable characters solve many problems with their special magic, loving and caring, working hard… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Lolly Shop by Lauren Hackney

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May 2022 Reading Round-Up

In May, I managed to read 26 books. All were review books, and most were Australian, and twenty-three were  by women. I have almost completed all my chosen challenges – with one category in the Dymocks Reading Challenge and one in the QBD Reading Challenge left. Some reviews are scheduled for June and July as… Continue reading May 2022 Reading Round-Up

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Blog Tour: Joy’s Journey by Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha

Title: Joy’s Journey Author: Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha Genre: Fiction Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: When she hears about a magical paradise where wishes come true, Joy sets off to find it. She travels over land and sea, to see what she can see.… Continue reading Blog Tour: Joy’s Journey by Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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Blog Tour: Get Ready, Mama! by Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li

Title: Get Ready, Mama! Author: Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li Genre: Fiction Publisher: EK Books Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Even the most reluctant risers will find the fun in the morning routine with this lively role-reversal story about a mama who just doesn’t want to get ready! Getting… Continue reading Blog Tour: Get Ready, Mama! by Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li

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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