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June 2020 Wrap Up

  The Modern Mrs Darcy 11/12 AWW2020 – 67/25 Book Bingo – 12/12 The Nerd Daily Challenge 45/52 Dymocks Reading Challenge 23/25 Books and Bites Bingo 15/25 STFU Reading Challenge: 9/12 General Goal –110/165   In June, I managed to read eighteen books in total, fourteen by Australian authors, and all but one of those… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up

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Books and Bites Bingo Written by someone called Jane

Ticking off another square – this time a book written by someone called Jane. It might seem a touch obvious to go with Jane Austen – which I did. But in a pinch, it worked, and as I am working on getting some discussion around Jane Austen’s books in a reading group. And Persuasion was… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Written by someone called Jane

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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

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October Round Up

I made it to 170 books overall in October, with nineteen read during the month. I completed Book Bingo, almost completed my PopSugar challenge – with one category to go, and have more than surpassed my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – with ten books read for this challenge this month. Most books have been reviewed… Continue reading October Round Up

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Title: The Flatshare Author: Beth O'Leary Genre: Fiction Publisher: Quercus/Hachette Published: 23rd April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 394 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A quirky love story from a fresh new talent. The MUST READ book for 2019 'The new Jojo Moyes ... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You' COSMOPOLITAN 'Funny and winning ... a… Continue reading The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

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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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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