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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

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The Tower at the End of Time by Amy Sparkes

Title: The Tower at the End of Time Author: Amy Sparkes Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 5th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny sequel to The House at the Edge of Magic. Nine and her friends have broken the curse on their marvellous, magical House, and are… Continue reading The Tower at the End of Time by Amy Sparkes

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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Tinsel: The Girls who Invented Christmas by Sibéal Pounder

Title: Tinsel: The Girls who Invented Christmas Author: Sibéal Pounder Genre: Christmas, Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: What if somewhere along the way we've all got the Santa story a bit wrong...? Join Blanche Claus and her best friend Rinki for a funny festive sleigh ride… Continue reading Tinsel: The Girls who Invented Christmas by Sibéal Pounder

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QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

As the year comes to a close, so are my reading challenges, and I’m getting very close to being able to tick all of them off. With one left to complete – The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – I’ve managed to wrap every other challenge. My one hurdle with this challenge was a coffee table… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Title: Fancy Meeting You Here Author: Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Sometimes the man of your dreams is standing right in front of you... only ten years in the past. A charming and unconventional love story about trying… Continue reading Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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Mr Men and Little Miss in Australia by Roger Hargreaves

Title: Mr Men and Little Miss in Australia Author: Roger Hargreaves Genre: Humour Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Join the Mr Men and Little Miss on an Australian adventure! The Mr Men and Little Miss are heading down under – or 'up over' as Mr Topsy Turvy… Continue reading Mr Men and Little Miss in Australia by Roger Hargreaves

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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up