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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

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Brainwaves by Ziggy Alberts

Title: Brainwaves Author: Ziggy Alberts Genre: poetry Publisher: Commonfolk Publishing Published: 3rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $24.95 Synopsis: A debut collection of poetry from platinum ARIA accredited artist Ziggy Alberts, 'brainwaves', explores life's experiences and emotions, inwards and out. Deeply personal, frank, insightful yet relatable, Alberts uncovers his introspective thoughts and lessons… Continue reading Brainwaves by Ziggy Alberts

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The Curse of the Vampire Robot by Graeme Base

Title: The Curse of the Vampire Robot Author: Graeme Base Genre: Fantasy, Poetry Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Classic vampire mythology meets nerdy computer-speak in a rhyming tale of adventure, bravery and compassion from master storyteller Graeme Base. Deep in the Scottish Highlands, Many years from… Continue reading The Curse of the Vampire Robot by Graeme Base

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Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

Title: Clancy of the Overflow Author: Banjo Paterson Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Iconic Australian bush ballad ·  Written by Australia’s greatest bush poet, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson ·  Stunning illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Andrew McLean As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

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Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

Title: Common Wealth Author: Gregg Dreise Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A picture book for mature readers From multi award-winning author and artist, Greg Dreise - a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peopleValuable resource for discussion about the importance of moving forward… Continue reading Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Title: Pirate Stew Author: Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and –… Continue reading Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

Author: John Williamson, illustrated by Simon McLean Genre: Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This iconic… Continue reading John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up