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Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it… Continue reading Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

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Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Broccoli and Spies Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:  176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The second book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic broccoli-fuelled battle! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated… Continue reading Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

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Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

Title: Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg Author: Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh

Title: Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories Author: Oliver Phommavanh Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A crazy collection of funny short stories from the wacky mind of bestselling Thai-riffic! author, Oliver P, featuring characters who are all finding a way to step up and be brave. From… Continue reading Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh

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You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

Title: You Were Made for Me Author: Jenna Guillaume Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Published: 11th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The day I created a boy started out like any other.Katie didn't mean to create a boy. A boy like a long-lost Hemsworth brother: six-foot tall with floppy hair and… Continue reading You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

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The Witches (Film Tie In) by Roald Dahl

Title: The Witches (Film Tie In) Author: Roald Dahl Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 17th November 2020 (this edition) Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The phizzwhizzing inspiration behind a new major motion picture coming 2020, starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock. BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and… Continue reading The Witches (Film Tie In) by Roald Dahl

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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Book Bingo 2020 Twelve A Classic You’ve Never Read Before – Emma

December is here, along with my final book bingo post of the year with Theresa and Amanda. The only square left was that of a classic I had never read before, and I had a few options for this. But when I did a Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice versus Emma readathon with Theresa’s book… Continue reading Book Bingo 2020 Twelve A Classic You’ve Never Read Before – Emma