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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

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Eighty Years of Puffin

In 1940, Allen Lane started the Puffin imprint of Penguin to create non-fiction books to help children understand what was going on around them during World War Two. Since then, giants, spies, Oompa Loompas, magic, and many other beloved characters have entranced generations of children and built their reading confidence. Puffin celebrates its 80th birthday… Continue reading Eighty Years of Puffin

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Isolation Publicity with Jacqueline Harvey

  Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Jacqueline Harvey

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June 2020 Wrap Up

  The Modern Mrs Darcy 11/12 AWW2020 – 67/25 Book Bingo – 12/12 The Nerd Daily Challenge 45/52 Dymocks Reading Challenge 23/25 Books and Bites Bingo 15/25 STFU Reading Challenge: 9/12 General Goal –110/165   In June, I managed to read eighteen books in total, fourteen by Australian authors, and all but one of those… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up

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Kensy and Max: Freefall by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Freefall Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Where do you draw the line when your family and friends are in grave danger? Do you take action even though it means ignoring the rules? Back at Alexandria, with their friend… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Freefall by Jacqueline Harvey