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Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

Another challenge completed! I completed this one a few weeks ago, and my original post about it is here. This was the build your own challenge from lists of prompts from previous iterations of this challenge and I have to say, it was a really good one as there was a lot less pressure to… Continue reading Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

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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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The School for Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins

Title: The School for Talking Pets Author: Kelli Anne Hawkins Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: DOCTOR DOLITTLE MEETS WILLY WONKA IN THIS FUNNY AND THRILLING ADVENTURE FROM AN EXCITING NEW VOICE. Pets? Tick!TALKING pets? Double tick!Silly spies, secret plots and one shy kid… Continue reading The School for Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins

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Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall)

Title: Hattie and Olaf Author: Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall) Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Gecko Press/Walker Books Published: 4th August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years in this funny illustrated chapter book Hattie wants… Continue reading Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall)

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The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait

Title: The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery Author: A.L. Tait Genre: Fantasy, Mystery Publisher: Puffin Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Bestselling author A. L. Tait is back with the next Maven and Reeve Mystery. A secret mission.A missing cook.A hostile landscape.A mystery to unravel. Maven and… Continue reading The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait

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The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Title: The Way to Impossible Island Author: Sophie Kirtley Genre: Magical Realism, Time Slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has been waiting for his Big Operation forever, and this summer it's finally going to happen. The moment his heart… Continue reading The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

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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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The Painting by Alison Booth

Title: The Painting The Painting by Alison Booth Author: Alison Booth Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction/Literary Publisher: Red Door Press Published: 15th July 2021 (28th July Australia) Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: When Anika Molnar flees her home country of Hungary not long before the break-up of the Soviet Union, she carries only a small… Continue reading The Painting by Alison Booth

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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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Skin Deep by Hayley Lawrence

Title: Skin Deep Author: Hayley Lawrence Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Scarlett was gifted with beauty. But beauty can be taken in a day, in a single moment, by one car fire. Now permanently scarred, Scarlett has become a smudge in her… Continue reading Skin Deep by Hayley Lawrence