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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