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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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2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

  In 2018, I had the aim of reading 120 books throughout the year. This was my general reading goal from the first of January to the end of December, and included review books, books I had to read for work as a quiz writer with Scholastic Australia, and my other challenges - The Australian… Continue reading 2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

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Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

Wrap Up post #2 – My Year in Reading 2017.   2017 was a busy reading year for me. It was the year my blog picked up a little bit more, and I managed to read more review books. Overall, I read 121 books. Fifty-five of those were by Australian women writers, although I didn’t… Continue reading Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

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Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed     2017 was the first year I took part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, and it was the sixth year it has been running. Keen to read more Australian Women Writers and raise the profile of our wonderfully talented female authors, I signed… Continue reading Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

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Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge As well as the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, I embarked on this year, in which I read about fifty-five books, I also did another reading challenge in another group. Since last year, we have gathered on Facebook, with a list of at least twenty categories, sometimes more, to fill with at least… Continue reading Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

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The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Including Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia by May Gibbs

Title: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Including Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia Author: May Gibbs Genre: Children’s Literature Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2017 (Originally published in 1918) Format: Hardcover Pages: 272 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie combines in one edition May Gibbs’ much-loved classics, the Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first… Continue reading The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Including Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia by May Gibbs

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Tales from the Camp Fire by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

Title: Tales from the Camp fire Author: May Gibbs and Jane Massam Genre: Children’s Fiction/Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November, 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 (32 Self-ended) Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Join Snugglepot and Cuddlepie round the camp fire for stories of friendship and adventure in the Australian bush. Around the camp fire, they… Continue reading Tales from the Camp Fire by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

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Tales from the Bush by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

Title: Tales from the Bush Author: May Gibbs and Jane Massam Genre: Children’s Fiction/Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 6th February 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Available now from Scholastic Australia, Tales from the Bush is the next book available in the ‘Tales from’ series of stories inspired by May Gibbs lovable… Continue reading Tales from the Bush by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

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Tales from the Gum Tree by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

Title: Tales from the Gum Tree Author: May Gibbs and Jane Massam Genre: Children’s Fiction/Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: January 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Oh my!‘ cried Snugglepot. ‘I’m flying, I’m really flying!‘ He couldn’t believe he was up in the big blue sky, and it was simply glorious. Join… Continue reading Tales from the Gum Tree by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

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Tales from The Billabong by May Gibbs and Jane Massam

Title: Tales from the Billabong Author: May Gibbs and Jane Massam Genre: Children’s Fiction/Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: September 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: ‘Go, Snugglepot!’ Cuddlepie was at the sidelines, cheering wildly for his friend. Snugglepot was in the lead! ‘Whee!’ Snugglepot exclaimed, tingling from the top of his head… Continue reading Tales from The Billabong by May Gibbs and Jane Massam