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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

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March 2022 Reading Round-up

In March I read twenty-one books. Most of them were Australian books, and mostly Australian women. Some are not out yet (at date of posting this), and three were quiz books, so I haven’t reviewed those. I have almost finished my Dymocks and QBD reading challenges. Even though I am well past my level for… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Round-up

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The Girls Who Changed the World: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

Title: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction/Time Slip Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An empowering and exhilarating look at the girls who went before us, and the way they shaped the world. Twelve-year-old Ming Qong is convinced that girls must have… Continue reading The Girls Who Changed the World: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

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Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

This year, one of the challenges I had a go at was the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. I started with Kangaroo level, and completed that by mid-March, so read onwards, even overtaking Emu. Not all the Australian books I read were used for this challenge, I used about 111 of my total. 84 were women,… Continue reading Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

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December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

In December, I read twenty-five books, some of those were books for quiz writing and others were 2022 releases that I decided to read, review and schedule the post for so I don’t fall behind. As a result, these reviews are not included but the books themselves are. I have also completed all my challenges,… Continue reading December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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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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No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

Title: No Hearts of Gold Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st December 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO BE LOVED, SOME ARE BORN TO BE USEFUL, AND SOME ARE BORN TO BE BAD ... Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an… Continue reading No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

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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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Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, Bruce Whateley

Title: Christmas Always Comes Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 13th October 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the author and illustrator of many beloved classic picture books comes a story about an Australian Christmas. Beautiful and heartwarming, this is a book that is destined to become a… Continue reading Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, Bruce Whateley

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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up