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Bookish Podcasts

In the last year, I’ve discovered podcasts, and the ones I mainly listen to revolve around books, history and popular culture. Because podcasts are generally short – usually no longer than an hour for the ones I listen to, I find them great to pop on whilst working or writing and just listen to them… Continue reading Bookish Podcasts

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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign Up Post For 2019

2019 will be the third year I undertake the challenge, and each year I have given conservative estimates of how many I will read and review because I had tried to plan the books I would read and review and didn't account for extras that came by. The first year, I did the Miles level,… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign Up Post For 2019

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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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2018 Book Bingo Wrap up and 2019 Book Bingo Sign up

This year I participated in a book bingo challenge with Amanda and Theresa, and we also all participated in the Australian Women Writer's Challenge together, and many of the books I read filled both challenges. During 2018, I managed to complete two cards of twenty-five squares each, with some books working for separate categories in… Continue reading 2018 Book Bingo Wrap up and 2019 Book Bingo Sign up

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The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

Every year, I try to think about the books that have stuck with me - whether happy or sad, fun or informative, or any combination of these things and more that can and do make a book good. In past years, working this out has left me at the end of the year without a… Continue reading The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

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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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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge check in two – books sixteen to thirty.

Marking off the half way point for my first sixty books as it stands on the 11th of August, is my second post, with the next fifteen books up to thirty. These range from books for kids, to choose your own adventure to historical fiction, and nearly everything in between. This post, there is much… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge check in two – books sixteen to thirty.

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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Check-in One – books one to fifteen

All year I have been meaning to write progress posts for every month, or every ten books. Until now, I have woefully neglected this activity, and having read 61 books already, am breaking it up into posts of fifteen - and will continue to do this until the end of the year/early 2019, making the… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Check-in One – books one to fifteen

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Book Bingo Take Two

As per my post two weeks ago when I completed the first round, this is my second go at the bingo card, having completed it early, due to my filling in several squares at once in some posts. This time around. I'll be trying to only do one book and square a fortnight, so I… Continue reading Book Bingo Take Two