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Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

Title: Pierre’s Not There Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Genre: Fantasy and Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A girl who transforms into a dog, a magic puppet show with the power to change lives and a story about the mysteries of the imagination from Ursula… Continue reading Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

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World Book Day 2020

Today, the 23rd of April, we celebrate World Book Day, and William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, and the National Library of Australia notes that it also marks the deaths of William Shakespeare (I know, he died the same day he was born, about fifty-two years later), and Miguel… Continue reading World Book Day 2020

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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

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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

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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

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Cover Reveal: The Crimes of Grindelwald Screenplay

Releasing on the 16th of November, 2018, is the screenplay of the second part in the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald,which will pick up where the first film left off two years ago, with the capture of Gellert Grindelwald by Newt Scamander and the MACUSA squad. However, Gellert has escaped and is on… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Crimes of Grindelwald Screenplay

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Book Bingo Take Two

As per my post two weeks ago when I completed the first round, this is my second go at the bingo card, having completed it early, due to my filling in several squares at once in some posts. This time around. I'll be trying to only do one book and square a fortnight, so I… Continue reading Book Bingo Take Two

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Some of the authors appearing at the Sydney Writer’s Festival…

It's that time of year again, when the programs and author schedules for the annual Sydney Writer's Festival are announced. Held between the first and the sixth of May, mostly at Carriageworks but with some events at a variety of other places around Sydney, there will be many events to choose from, and many authors… Continue reading Some of the authors appearing at the Sydney Writer’s Festival…

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

One of the Australia's literary awards has just announced the shortlist for 2018 - The NSW Premier's Literary Awards, with the winner to be announced in April. Each category and the shortlisted novels for this prize are listed below for 2018, and information about each prize category can be found here in a previous post:… Continue reading NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

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Stella Prize Shortlist

The announcement of the 2018 shortlist for the annual Stella Prize happened today, on International Women's Day. From a long-list of twelve, six have made the shortlist, and it is a diverse, eclectic and powerful selection of the voices of Australian women. The importance of this, at a time when women's voices are demanding to… Continue reading Stella Prize Shortlist