#LoveOZMG, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Crime/Mystery, humour, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, middle grade, parody, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renée Treml

Title: Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery Author: Renée Treml Genre: Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones. 'Hi there, I'm Sherlock Bones. Who is Sherlock Bones, you ask? Well, I don't like to brag, but… Continue reading Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renée Treml

#loveozya, animals, Anita Heiss, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Belinda Murrell, Blog Tour, Book bingo, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Christmas, Covers, Crime/Mystery, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, Jackie French, Jacqueline Harvey, Kate Forsyth, Kensy and Max, literary fiction, Lynette Noni, Matilda Saga, Medoran Chronicles, middle grade, Miss Lily, non-fiction, parody, Pippa's Island, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, satire, series, Sulari Gentill, Young Adult

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

#loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Belinda Murrell, biography, Blog Tour, Book bingo, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, classics, Covers, Crime/Mystery, Deltora Quest, Dystopia, Emily Rodda, Events, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Impossible Quest, Jackie French, Jane Austen, Kate Forsyth, literary fiction, Matilda Saga, memoir, middle grade, non-fiction, parody, Picture Books, Pippa's Island, Publishers, quiz books, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, short stories, Sulari Gentill, Writing, Young Adult

November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

Australian literature, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Crime/Mystery, literary fiction, parody, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Sulari Gentill, Writing

Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

Title: Crossing the Lines Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Literary Fiction, Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 265 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Winner of the Ned Kelly Best Crime Fiction Award 2018 When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer… Continue reading Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

#loveozya, adventure, Alexander McCall-Smith, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Belinda Murrell, Blog Tour, Book Industry, Books, Chain of Charms, challenges, Children's Literature, Christmas, classics, Clementine Rose, Covers, Crime/Mystery, Dr Pimms, Enola Holmes, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Garth Nix, Harry Potter, Have Sword Will Travel, historical fiction, history, humour, Jackie French, Jaclyn Moriarty, Jacqueline Harvey, Kate Forsyth, Kate Morton, Kensy and Max, Kingdoms and Empires Series, literary fiction, LJM Owen, Lynette Noni, Matilda Saga, May Gibbs, Medoran Chronicles, Mitford Murders, Mma Ramotswe, Nevermoor, No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, non-fiction, parody, Phryne Fisher, Picture Books, plays, poetry, Publishers, quiz books, Reading, Reviews, Roald Dahl, Rose Raventhorpe, Rowland Sinclair, satire, Scholastic, Sci-Fi, series, short stories, spies, The Mitford Murders, translated works, Verse novels, Writing, Young Adult

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

#loveozya, adventure, Alexander McCall-Smith, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Author interviews, Awards, Belinda Murrell, Book Industry, Books, Chain of Charms, challenges, Children's Literature, Christmas, classics, Crime/Mystery, Dr Pimms, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Garth Nix, Harry Potter, Have Sword Will Travel, historical fiction, history, Jackie French, Jaclyn Moriarty, Jacqueline Harvey, Jasper Fforde, Kate Forsyth, Kate Morton, Kensy and Max, Kingdoms and Empires Series, literary fiction, LJM Owen, Lynette Noni, Matilda Saga, Medoran Chronicles, Mitford Murders, Mma Ramotswe, Nevermoor, No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, non-fiction, parody, Phryne Fisher, Picture Books, plays, poetry, Publishers, quiz books, Reading, Reviews, Rose Raventhorpe, Rowland Sinclair, series, short stories, spies, The Mitford Murders, translated works, Writing, Young Adult

Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

One of the challenges I did during 2019 was the PopSugar Challenge. It had forty categories, plus an additional ten advanced ones - a couple of which I managed to check off, and I filled most of the main categories, some with multiple books. It was a good challenge, but one thing I think lets… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

#loveozya, adventure, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Blog Tour, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Children's Literature, Covers, Dr Pimms, Fairytales, Fantasy, Festivals, historical fiction, history, Jackie French, Jaclyn Moriarty, Jacqueline Harvey, Kate Forsyth, Kate Morton, Kensy and Max, Kingdoms and Empires Series, literary fiction, LJM Owen, Lynette Noni, Matilda Saga, Medoran Chronicles, Nevermoor, parody, Picture Books, plays, poetry, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

2018 Book Bingo Wrap up and 2019 Book Bingo Sign up

This year I participated in a book bingo challenge with Amanda and Theresa, and we also all participated in the Australian Women Writer's Challenge together, and many of the books I read filled both challenges. During 2018, I managed to complete two cards of twenty-five squares each, with some books working for separate categories in… Continue reading 2018 Book Bingo Wrap up and 2019 Book Bingo Sign up

adventure, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Crime/Mystery, Fantasy, humour, Jasper Fforde, literary fiction, parody, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, satire

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Title: Early Riser Author: Jasper Fforde Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Adventure/Fantasy Publisher: Hachette Australia/Hodder & Stoughton Published: 31st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 410 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Jasper Fforde's first standalone novel - full of the imagination, wit and intelligence that has made Fforde a Number One bestseller. The new standalone novel from Number 1 bestselling author Jasper… Continue reading Early Riser by Jasper Fforde