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World Book Day 2020

Today, the 23rd of April, we celebrate World Book Day, and William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, and the National Library of Australia notes that it also marks the deaths of William Shakespeare (I know, he died the same day he was born, about fifty-two years later), and Miguel… Continue reading World Book Day 2020

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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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Total Quack Up Again! Edited by Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck

Title: Total Quack Up Again! Author: Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck, Illustrated by Jules Faber Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: It's the return of the quack! A hilarious new collection of stories from some of Australia's funniest children's authors. Following on from the success of Total… Continue reading Total Quack Up Again! Edited by Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck

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The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 500 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Under winter's cold shroud, the son of light lies. Though the summer sun burns high in the skies. With the last petal of the starthorn tree His… Continue reading The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

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The Maze of the Beast (Deltora Quest #6) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Maze of the Beast (Deltora Quest #6) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Adventure Publisher: Scholastic Published: 1st September 2001 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis:The next missing gem from the magical Belt of Deltora lies hidden in the underwater lair of the hideous and ferocious Glus. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine must summon… Continue reading The Maze of the Beast (Deltora Quest #6) by Emily Rodda

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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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Some of the authors appearing at the Sydney Writer’s Festival…

It's that time of year again, when the programs and author schedules for the annual Sydney Writer's Festival are announced. Held between the first and the sixth of May, mostly at Carriageworks but with some events at a variety of other places around Sydney, there will be many events to choose from, and many authors… Continue reading Some of the authors appearing at the Sydney Writer’s Festival…

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Winners of the Indie Book Awards Announcement.

Congratulations to the following books and their fabulous home-grown authors for winning in the following categories for the Indie Book Awards, especially Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, which won in two categories! These winners were announced today and what a wonderful surprise to get home to! Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend: Children's… Continue reading Winners of the Indie Book Awards Announcement.

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

One of the Australia's literary awards has just announced the shortlist for 2018 - The NSW Premier's Literary Awards, with the winner to be announced in April. Each category and the shortlisted novels for this prize are listed below for 2018, and information about each prize category can be found here in a previous post:… Continue reading NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

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Australian Book Industry Awards Longlist 2018

The ABIA Longlist has also been announced today for 2018, and celebrates the diversity and quality of Australian writing, publishing and bookselling. The ABIA Academy - a group of booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives - voted for the longlist, and the 2018 campaign was long and exhaustive, resulting in this year's academy having 250… Continue reading Australian Book Industry Awards Longlist 2018