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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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Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

Title:  Who Sleuthed It? Author: Edited by Lindy Cameron Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Who Sleuthed It? is the book you want when you want a book about animals helping their animal friends – or their human sidekicks – solve a host of diabolical crimes… Continue reading Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

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Nelson: Eggplants and Dinosaurs by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Eggplants and Dinosaurs Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Humour Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: Synopsis: The third book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic dinosaur disaster! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated junior fiction… Continue reading Nelson: Eggplants and Dinosaurs by Andrew Levins

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The Magnificent Hercules Quick by Ursula Dubosarsky

Title: The Magnificent Hercules Quick     Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $4.99 Synopsis: An Australia Reads exclusive story about a boy who does a series of odd jobs for his eccentric neighbours, from the current Australian Children's Laureate and the bestselling creators of The… Continue reading The Magnificent Hercules Quick by Ursula Dubosarsky

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Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) by Robin Stevens

Title: Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) Author: Robin Stevens Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A thrilling short story collection in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featuring six marvellous mini-mysteries, including four original, brand-new and never-seen-before stories! Discover The… Continue reading Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) by Robin Stevens

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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but… Continue reading Reading Round Up July 2021

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Meet Ella: Spotty Puppy by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Danielle McDonald

Title: Meet Ella: Spotty Puppy Author: Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Danielle McDonald Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 48 Price: $7.99 Synopsis: Sales Points: §  A new series from the world of the bestselling Ella and Olivia and Ella Diaries§  Meet Ella in her first years at school§  Simple… Continue reading Meet Ella: Spotty Puppy by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Danielle McDonald

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Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

Title: Shockingly Good Stories Shockingly Good Stories by RA Spratt Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more! From R.A. Spratt, bestselling author of Friday Barnes, comes this collection of twenty short stories… Continue reading Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology by Narelle M Harris (editor)

Title: The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology The Only One in the World Author: Narelle M Harris (editor) Genre: Crime Publisher: Clandestine Press Published: 15th April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 300 Price: $39.95 ($29.95 paperback) Synopsis: What if Sherlock Holmes was Polish? What if he or John Watson were Indian or… Continue reading The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology by Narelle M Harris (editor)