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The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

Title: The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch Author: Tom Fletcher Genre: Fantasy/Christmas Publisher: Puffin Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The magical new story from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher. 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would… Continue reading The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

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With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

Title: With Love from Miss Lily Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: eBook Pages: 100 Price: Free download from publisher website Synopsis: From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918 This first peacetime Christmas… Continue reading With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

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Pages and Co #2: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

Title: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales Author: Anna James Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 24th September 20189 Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author. Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and… Continue reading Pages and Co #2: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

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2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

  In 2018, I had the aim of reading 120 books throughout the year. This was my general reading goal from the first of January to the end of December, and included review books, books I had to read for work as a quiz writer with Scholastic Australia, and my other challenges - The Australian… Continue reading 2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

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Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

One of the challenges I did during 2019 was the PopSugar Challenge. It had forty categories, plus an additional ten advanced ones - a couple of which I managed to check off, and I filled most of the main categories, some with multiple books. It was a good challenge, but one thing I think lets… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

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A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

Title: A Very Murderous Christmas Author: Cecily Gayford (editor), Various Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Profile Books/Allen and Unwin Published: 28th November 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at… Continue reading A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

  This year I pledged to read fifteen books - which I had completed by at least March, if not earlier. I read a total of seventy-nine books and reviewed seventy-eight - one review is due to go live in January and as a result, also counts towards my 2019 challenge. One book from this… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

Title: Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa Author: Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky Genre: Picture books, children's books, Christmas stories Publisher: Elephant Tree Publishing Published: December 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 30 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Archibald is the naughtiest elf in the whole wide world, who loves nothing more than doing extremely mischievous… Continue reading Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky