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November 2020 Wrap up

As we come to the end of the year, I am wrapping up as much as I can. I have completed five of my eight goals, and four of seven challenges – I hope to complete the others as I am very close to doing so and have a few ideas of what to use.… Continue reading November 2020 Wrap up

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Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Eden College is putting on 'Enchantment the Musical!' Ella and her friends are very excited, and throw themselves into auditioning and rehearsing. But then things start to go wrong. Could… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery by Laura Sieveking

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

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Ella at Eden: The Secret Journal by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: The Secret Journal Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella has settled in to life at Eden College. She loves her friends and exploring her new school. When she accidentally uncovers a hidden diary, Ella’s curiosity is sparked.… Continue reading Ella at Eden: The Secret Journal by Laura Sieveking

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Book Bingo Five 2020 – Coming of Age

May, and round five of 2020 book bingo with Amanda and Theresa! Many of the posts have been from books I have read in January and earlier in the year, yet something about checking off the categories during the quieter times of the year is really satisfying, as I know that by checking off the… Continue reading Book Bingo Five 2020 – Coming of Age

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Podcasts about Kids Books

  As I have been listening to lots of podcasts lately – all of them Australian-based – many of them have been about books. Whilst most have been geared at adult reading, there are a few that are about kids’ books. I have already spoken about Middle Grade Mavens, and in this post I want… Continue reading Podcasts about Kids Books

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January 2020 wrap up

In January of this year, I read 13 books, and got a start on each of my challenges – some have more categories filled in than others, and some will have multiple books for each category, apart from the book bingo challenges, which will only have one each. Below is a table outlining where each… Continue reading January 2020 wrap up

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Ella at Eden: New Girl by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: New Girl Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella has started at her new high school, and Eden College is everything she hoped it would be. She is getting to know her new friends and enjoying everything Eden… Continue reading Ella at Eden: New Girl by Laura Sieveking