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September 2020 Wrap up

In September, I read 23 books -ten were by Australian women, one checked off another box in Books and Bites Bingo and reviewed all books on this list. I’m slowly moving through my challenges, getting to some categories that are a bit more of a challenge, in finding the books to fit them. This month,… Continue reading September 2020 Wrap up

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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Title: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Author: Garth Nix Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this new fantasy adventure set in 1980s London follows one girl's quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of… Continue reading The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

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CBCA Notables 2020

Every year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia chooses to award children’s books in the category a variety of honours and awards, including the Notable Books, Honour Books, and Book of the Year. Celebrating children’s books in Australia since 1946, the CBCA is a good award that gives attention to books for younger readers that… Continue reading CBCA Notables 2020

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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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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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Gendered Reading: Why Do We Still Insist on Gendering Books?

Over the past few months and years, I have been following online discussions about the way people gender reading - not only the act of reading, as a pursuit that girls are said to prefer, but the books we give younger children and what we expect of them as they grow and how they develop… Continue reading Gendered Reading: Why Do We Still Insist on Gendering Books?

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Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

Title: Have Sword, Will Travel Author: Garth Nix and Sean Williams Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th October 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, comes this hilarious, action-packed adventure featuring a very unlikely knight, an admirably stubborn girl and a… Continue reading Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

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Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (Have Sword, Will Travel #2) by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

Title: Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (Have Sword, Will Travel #2) Author: Garth Nix and Sean Williams Genre: Fantasy/YA Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th October 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis:From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams comes this funny, exciting fantasy adventure about two friends and a couple of swords… Continue reading Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (Have Sword, Will Travel #2) by Garth Nix and Sean Williams