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April 2020 Round Up

In April, we found ourselves amidst a pandemic – and I found myself with an influx of review books, some quite long, and some not so long. As I usually do, I aim to read ahead in my review stack, to get things cleared, and posted or scheduled to save time. I’m still a bit… Continue reading April 2020 Round Up

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Books and Bites Bingo Written by someone called Jane

Ticking off another square – this time a book written by someone called Jane. It might seem a touch obvious to go with Jane Austen – which I did. But in a pinch, it worked, and as I am working on getting some discussion around Jane Austen’s books in a reading group. And Persuasion was… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Written by someone called Jane

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Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

Title: Jane in Love Author: Rachel Givney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past? At age twenty-eight, Jane… Continue reading Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

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Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

In 2019 I also participated in the Pop Sugar Challenge. I missed out on completing this by one, mainly because time just ran out and I never got to it. Below is my list of categories that I completed. I am thinking of trying a different one this year, as I feel the categories are… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

Title: The Clergyman’s Wife Author: Molly Greeley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd December  2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: In this Pride and Prejudice-inspired novel, not everyone has the luxury of waiting for love. Charlotte Collins knows this well… Charlotte Collins, née Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford’s… Continue reading The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

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August Round Up 2019

I managed to read sixteen books in August, and the break down is below for each challenge and collectively in lists and tables. Several were read for review purposes, some for quiz writing purposes and others for my own reading. Some reviews are only going live in September, but others are up and ready to… Continue reading August Round Up 2019

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March Round Up 2019

I read twelve books in March, and like previous months, some reviews are yet to go up, whilst others were just work books or books I did not review. Below is my progress for each challenge: Overall/Dymocks 52 Challenge 27. The Incredible Hulk by Alex Irvine Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte The Wolf and… Continue reading March Round Up 2019

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Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen Reading Challenge Update

  I've always meant to read all the Jane Austen books, because she does satire and social commentary so well whilst still giving her characters nice, happy or at the very least, satisfying endings. I am also interested in her life, and reinterpretations of her works, so this year I have taken on the challenge… Continue reading Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen Reading Challenge Update