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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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Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

Title: Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 23rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII… Continue reading Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

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Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

Title: Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 104 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Paris, Christmas Eve, 1933 For once it was an accident. Violette did not mean to kill St Nicholas. But there he was, with blood on the cobblestones, and a… Continue reading Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

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Bookish Podcasts

In the last year, I’ve discovered podcasts, and the ones I mainly listen to revolve around books, history and popular culture. Because podcasts are generally short – usually no longer than an hour for the ones I listen to, I find them great to pop on whilst working or writing and just listen to them… Continue reading Bookish Podcasts

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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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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

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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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Best books of 2010 to 2019

In compiling this list, I had to go back to all my reading log lists – which I began in about 2006, and to date have over 1300 on my combined list. But in doing this, I discovered it was quite difficult to narrow things down to just a handful of ten or fifteen like… Continue reading Best books of 2010 to 2019

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Best Books of….2019

As the year comes to a close, many in the book blogging and reviewing community, and the book community in general – radio shows, podcasts, authors – have been posting and recording about this. And let me tell you, it is hard, and often, so many good ones are left off, and to me, ranking… Continue reading Best Books of….2019

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October Round Up

I made it to 170 books overall in October, with nineteen read during the month. I completed Book Bingo, almost completed my PopSugar challenge – with one category to go, and have more than surpassed my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – with ten books read for this challenge this month. Most books have been reviewed… Continue reading October Round Up