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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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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Check-in One – books one to fifteen

All year I have been meaning to write progress posts for every month, or every ten books. Until now, I have woefully neglected this activity, and having read 61 books already, am breaking it up into posts of fifteen - and will continue to do this until the end of the year/early 2019, making the… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Check-in One – books one to fifteen

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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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Book Bingo One: A Book Set More Than 100 Years Ago

      To kick off my book bingo, I have a book that would have ticked off three squares. However, as with the Popsugar Challenge, I would like to see if I can do a different book for each square.   Throughout this challenge, I will be marking off squares as the books fit… Continue reading Book Bingo One: A Book Set More Than 100 Years Ago

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Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe #3) by Janine Beacham

Title: Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe #3) Author: Janine Beacham Genre: Historical Fiction/Crime/Children’s Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia/Little Brown Books for Young Readers Published: 11th January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 277 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The city of Yorke is under attack and it's up to Rose Raventhorpe and Yorke's secret society of butlers… Continue reading Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe #3) by Janine Beacham

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Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

Wrap Up post #2 – My Year in Reading 2017.   2017 was a busy reading year for me. It was the year my blog picked up a little bit more, and I managed to read more review books. Overall, I read 121 books. Fifty-five of those were by Australian women writers, although I didn’t… Continue reading Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

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Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed     2017 was the first year I took part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, and it was the sixth year it has been running. Keen to read more Australian Women Writers and raise the profile of our wonderfully talented female authors, I signed… Continue reading Wrap up #4: Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017: Challenge Completed

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Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge As well as the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, I embarked on this year, in which I read about fifty-five books, I also did another reading challenge in another group. Since last year, we have gathered on Facebook, with a list of at least twenty categories, sometimes more, to fill with at least… Continue reading Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

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2018 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign-up and Pledge

Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2018 Sign-up Post    2018 will be my second year participating in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. Last year, I aimed for the Miles level – to read six and review four. This year, I decided to create my own challenge, and aim for fifteen – I have at least that… Continue reading 2018 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign-up and Pledge