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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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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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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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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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The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: The magical fourth book in the rich and whimsical world of the Kingdoms and Empires about a non-magical boy called Oscar who finds himself caught up in… Continue reading The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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September 2020 Wrap up

In September, I read 23 books -ten were by Australian women, one checked off another box in Books and Bites Bingo and reviewed all books on this list. I’m slowly moving through my challenges, getting to some categories that are a bit more of a challenge, in finding the books to fit them. This month,… Continue reading September 2020 Wrap up

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The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 544 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A magical tale of mystery and adventure that proves that sometimes even ordinary middle children can be heroes, from the bestselling author of The… Continue reading The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty

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Podcasts about Kids Books

  As I have been listening to lots of podcasts lately – all of them Australian-based – many of them have been about books. Whilst most have been geared at adult reading, there are a few that are about kids’ books. I have already spoken about Middle Grade Mavens, and in this post I want… Continue reading Podcasts about Kids Books

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Bookish Podcasts

In the last year, I’ve discovered podcasts, and the ones I mainly listen to revolve around books, history and popular culture. Because podcasts are generally short – usually no longer than an hour for the ones I listen to, I find them great to pop on whilst working or writing and just listen to them… Continue reading Bookish Podcasts