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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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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

The final challenge I am taking part in this year is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It also has fairly open categories – here, things can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. I think this makes for an effective challenge, as I can often find a way to make what I am reading work for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

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2020 Wrap up

In 2020, I participated in the following seven challenges, and completed them all, apart from one category in the Nerd Daily Challenge, explained in the Nerd Daily Wrap Up post linked here. Some of these wrap up posts will have linked content, others won’t, but you can search each title and find the post. The… Continue reading 2020 Wrap up

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December 2020 Wrap Up post

December 2020 saw me reading my final 22 books for the year, bringing me to 239 for the year.  Of these books, three were rereads, and another was one that I chose not to review, and therefore not reviewed, and two were reviews that are for books coming out in January 2021 and will therefore… Continue reading December 2020 Wrap Up post

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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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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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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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Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

This category was always going to be tough – a lot of the books I read are probably never going to be adapted for the screen. But this year, there were two series I have read that were: the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy – The Subtle Knife, and the Baby-Sitter’s Club.… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

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Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

This category, someone you love’s favourite book – was one that I had a few ideas for. I finally settled on one of my grandmother’s favourite books – Seven Little Australians. She lives in South Africa, but I have memories of her telling me how much she loves it, so I chose to use it… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner