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Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

In 2019 I also participated in the Pop Sugar Challenge. I missed out on completing this by one, mainly because time just ran out and I never got to it. Below is my list of categories that I completed. I am thinking of trying a different one this year, as I feel the categories are… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

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Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

Title: Deltora Quest #2 Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 2007 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis:  Here, for the first time, the three books of the international best-selling fantasy series Deltora Quest 2 are brought together in one superb volume. The Shadow Lord's evil tyranny over Deltora has ended. But… Continue reading Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

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The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have come to the final test - to get the Pirran Pipe to free the Deltoran slaves from the evil Shadow Lord. But first they must… Continue reading The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

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The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 132 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda and Jasmine are desperately searching for the three parts of the fabled Pirran Pipe, their only hope of saving the thousands of Deltorans held captive… Continue reading The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) by Emily Rodda

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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) by Emily Rodda

Title: Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st February 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A second Deltora quest begins in this fantasy trilogy that’s sure to engage Deltora fans and bring in all new readers! The Shadow Lord’s evil tyranny over Deltora… Continue reading Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) by Emily Rodda

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August Round Up 2019

I managed to read sixteen books in August, and the break down is below for each challenge and collectively in lists and tables. Several were read for review purposes, some for quiz writing purposes and others for my own reading. Some reviews are only going live in September, but others are up and ready to… Continue reading August Round Up 2019

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Book Bingo Seventeen – A Book Written by an Australian Woman more than ten years ago

Welcome to round seventeen of book bingo with Amanda and Theresa. No bingo this time around - but am able to tick off a book written by an Australian woman more than ten years ago. This was one that I had many options for as well but chose the second part of the first Deltora Quest… Continue reading Book Bingo Seventeen – A Book Written by an Australian Woman more than ten years ago