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Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling/Newt Scamander

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Author: JK Rowling/Newt Scamander Genre: Fantasy Text Book Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: This glorious paperback edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is considered a classic throughout the wizarding world. It features an extraordinary… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling/Newt Scamander

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Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

As part of the new editions of the Harry Potter books, there is a new illustrated edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, with illustrations by Emily Gravett. The full press release and cover image from Bloomsbury is below. I love the colour in this cover - the teal background, the golden lettering and the colourful… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

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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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Books and bites bingo A book with lots of hype: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)

For my fifth square, I am ticking off a book with lots of hype. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firewas published in 2000, to lots of hype, and by all accounts, some might say it is still hyped, with the recent releases of the illustrated edition at the end of last year, and on… Continue reading Books and bites bingo A book with lots of hype: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 23rd January 2020 Format: Hardcover, Paperback Pages: 640 Price: Hardcover: $32.99, Paperback: $21.99 Synopsis: Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This Ravenclaw House… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) by J.K. Rowling

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Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

In 2019 I also participated in the Pop Sugar Challenge. I missed out on completing this by one, mainly because time just ran out and I never got to it. Below is my list of categories that I completed. I am thinking of trying a different one this year, as I feel the categories are… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

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October Round Up

I made it to 170 books overall in October, with nineteen read during the month. I completed Book Bingo, almost completed my PopSugar challenge – with one category to go, and have more than surpassed my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – with ten books read for this challenge this month. Most books have been reviewed… Continue reading October Round Up