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The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

Title: The Good Hawk Author: Joseph Elliott Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A rich fantasy adventure trilogy, full of warring clans, deadly shadows and devastating plagues... If everything was taken from you, what would you do to get it back? Agatha patrols the sea… Continue reading The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

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Little Gem by Anna Zobel

Title: Little Gem Author: Anna Zobel Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: An adorable and charming new children's series that is a sparkling gem of a read for anyone who loves Polly and Buster or Mummy Fairy and Me! Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who… Continue reading Little Gem by Anna Zobel

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December 2020 Wrap Up post

December 2020 saw me reading my final 22 books for the year, bringing me to 239 for the year.  Of these books, three were rereads, and another was one that I chose not to review, and therefore not reviewed, and two were reviews that are for books coming out in January 2021 and will therefore… Continue reading December 2020 Wrap Up post

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Title: Father Christmas and Me Author: Matt Haig Genre: Fantasy, Christmas Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Canongate Published: October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The third magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas and continued with The Girl Who Saved Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations… Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

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Serpentine by Philip Pullman

Title: Serpentine Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 23rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story in the Arctic from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. 'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina… Continue reading Serpentine by Philip Pullman

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The Witches (Film Tie In) by Roald Dahl

Title: The Witches (Film Tie In) Author: Roald Dahl Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 17th November 2020 (this edition) Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The phizzwhizzing inspiration behind a new major motion picture coming 2020, starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock. BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and… Continue reading The Witches (Film Tie In) by Roald Dahl

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

Title: The Girl Who Saved Christmas Author: Matt Haig Genre: Christmas, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Canongate Published: 12th October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould What… Continue reading The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig