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November 2020 Wrap up

As we come to the end of the year, I am wrapping up as much as I can. I have completed five of my eight goals, and four of seven challenges – I hope to complete the others as I am very close to doing so and have a few ideas of what to use.… Continue reading November 2020 Wrap up

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Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Eden College is putting on 'Enchantment the Musical!' Ella and her friends are very excited, and throw themselves into auditioning and rehearsing. But then things start to go wrong. Could… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery by Laura Sieveking

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The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

Title: The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) Author: Ektaa Bali Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Self-published Published: 16th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: Sonakshi is the first Princess of Macuata Fiji, to be born as a unicorn in hundreds of years. Kept secret and hidden in her castle in the Blue Mountains Australia, she… Continue reading The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

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Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) by Sandra Bennett

Title: Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) Author: Sandra Bennett Genre: Adventure Publisher: Rosella Ridge Books Published: 31st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 180 Price: $17.00 Synopsis: The Adamson siblings are on their third thrilling adventure. There’s not a beach in sight this time, not even a drop of water. Zac, Clare and Luke find… Continue reading Fossil Frenzy (The Adamson Adventures #3) by Sandra Bennett

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When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

Title: When This Bell Rings Author: Allison Rushby Genre: Mystery, fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: What if you could get inside the world of your favourite books? No, really inside them . . . In London's Belgravia, Tamsin lives next door to Edie St Clair, famous author… Continue reading When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

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Books and Bites Bingo Fave childhood book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

For this one, a favourite childhood book, I felt like I was running out of time. My goal was to have a different book for each category, but with time running out and so many books demanding my attention, I decided I had to double up where I could. I have many favourite childhood books,… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Fave childhood book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Books and Bites Bingo Published the year you were born: Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

Two of my challenges this year, including this one, were to read a book published the year, or decade, I was born. At first, I found this a challenge, as I struggled to find a book that appealed to me, and with libraries shutting down or working to limited services during COVID, this became a… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Published the year you were born: Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

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Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

Title: Pigs Might Fly Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 19th June 2017 (originally published 1986) Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The award-winning classic by internationally renowned author Emily Rodda. Pigs can't fly. Can they? 'I wish something would happen!' said Rachel. 'Something interesting!' Afterwards, she would remember what she'd… Continue reading Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda