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May 2022 Reading Round-Up

In May, I managed to read 26 books. All were review books, and most were Australian, and twenty-three were  by women. I have almost completed all my chosen challenges – with one category in the Dymocks Reading Challenge and one in the QBD Reading Challenge left. Some reviews are scheduled for June and July as… Continue reading May 2022 Reading Round-Up

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Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

Title: Tasmanian Devil Author: Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton Genre: Nature Storybook Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An engaging addition to the Nature Storybooks series, Tasmanian Devil showcases different elements of the habitat, behaviours, and day to day life of one of Australia’s most famous marsupials. In Tasmanian… Continue reading Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

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Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

Title: Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here Author: Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our… Continue reading Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

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Wild Australian Life by Leonard Cronin and Chris Nixon

Title: Wild Australian Life Author: Leonard Cronin and Chris Nixon Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 12th April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A stunning exploration of Australian animals from the creator of the bestselling Australian Animal Atlas. From a leading expert and talented visual artist comes this celebration of the astounding… Continue reading Wild Australian Life by Leonard Cronin and Chris Nixon

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March 2022 Reading Round-up

In March I read twenty-one books. Most of them were Australian books, and mostly Australian women. Some are not out yet (at date of posting this), and three were quiz books, so I haven’t reviewed those. I have almost finished my Dymocks and QBD reading challenges. Even though I am well past my level for… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Round-up

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The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson

Title: The Jane Austen Remedy Author: Ruth Wilson Genre: Biography Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: An uplifting and delightfully bookish memoir about an 89-year-old woman who reclaims her life by re-reading each of Jane Austen's novels. As she approached the age of seventy, Ruth Wilson… Continue reading The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson

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Mary Ann and Captain Piper by Jessica North

Title: Mary Ann and Captain Piper Author: Jessica North Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: The fascinating story of the daughter of First Fleet convicts who managed to overcome her humble origins to become the mistress of the grandest home in colonial Sydney.… Continue reading Mary Ann and Captain Piper by Jessica North

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Talking History: 150 Years of Speakers and Speeches by Joan Haig and Joan Lennon

Title: Talking History: 150 Years of Speakers and Speeches Author: Joan Haig and Joan Lennon Genre: History/Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 15th February 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: 150 years of world-changing speeches A contemporary introduction to speeches that have changed the world.From Abraham Lincoln to Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nelson Mandela to… Continue reading Talking History: 150 Years of Speakers and Speeches by Joan Haig and Joan Lennon