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Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family by Alina and Jacques Peretti

Title: Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family Author: Alina and Jacques Peretti Genre: Biography, History Publisher: Hachette/Hodder and Stoughton Published: 25th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The remarkable story of a woman's journey out of Auschwitz to find her family, told to her son… Continue reading Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family by Alina and Jacques Peretti

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You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women by Kaz Cooke

Title: You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women Author: Kaz Cooke Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Viking/Penguin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: You’re Doing it Wrong is an outrageous tour through the centuries of bonkers and bad advice handed down and foisted upon women, told as… Continue reading You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women by Kaz Cooke

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2021 Reading Wrap up

In 2021, I took on five reading challenges, and completed them all. I read 268 books, with 187 of those by Australian authors, and 81 non-Australian authors. Most books I read were by women, with 150 by Australian women. I read for pleasure, review, and my quiz writing work, and covered as much ground as… Continue reading 2021 Reading Wrap up

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Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

This year, one of the challenges I had a go at was the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. I started with Kangaroo level, and completed that by mid-March, so read onwards, even overtaking Emu. Not all the Australian books I read were used for this challenge, I used about 111 of my total. 84 were women,… Continue reading Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

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December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

In December, I read twenty-five books, some of those were books for quiz writing and others were 2022 releases that I decided to read, review and schedule the post for so I don’t fall behind. As a result, these reviews are not included but the books themselves are. I have also completed all my challenges,… Continue reading December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

As the year comes to a close, so are my reading challenges, and I’m getting very close to being able to tick all of them off. With one left to complete – The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – I’ve managed to wrap every other challenge. My one hurdle with this challenge was a coffee table… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

Title: Australia Remembers: Len Waters Author: Catherine Bauer Genre: History, Non-fiction Publisher: Big Sky Media Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 60 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: His big imagination and even bigger dreams took him soaring beyond the reach of those who tried to confine him. Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Boundless and Born to… Continue reading Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer