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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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Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: High Voltage Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What happens when you know that family must come first but there are others in desperate need of help? When danger lurks around every corner? After a tumultuous school term, a… Continue reading Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

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Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Take Down Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  How do you pretend everything is fine when those that you love are in danger? If people you once trusted are now deemed a threat? After winning the National STEM Championships,… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey

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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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  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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Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Spy Games Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Kensy and Max have a new mission – to win the Pharos Trainee Spy Games! But there can only be one champion . . . The annual Pharos Trainee Spy Games… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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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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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey