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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

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My Reading Journey February 2022

In February I read thirty books and have almost completed my reading challenges. I’ve hit my target for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. There are only a few books I haven’t reviewed – mostly books I have had to read for my work as a quiz writer haven’t been reviewed. I’ve read a variety of… Continue reading My Reading Journey February 2022

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Mary and Marcus: The Crazy Dance and Other Stories by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

Title: Mary and Marcus: The Crazy Dance and Other Stories Author: Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner Genre: Humour Publisher: HarperCollins Australia/ABC Books Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Hook them on reading for life, with the fully illustrated adventures of Mary and Marcus. Contains five hilarious and silly stories, perfect… Continue reading Mary and Marcus: The Crazy Dance and Other Stories by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

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A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Title: A Tale Dark and Grimm Author: Adam Gidwitz Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books/Andersen Press Published: 2nd February 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A gruesome but funny retelling of Grimm's terrifying tales. Soon to be a Netflix animated series! Reader: beware. Warlocks with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim, and bakers with… Continue reading A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

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My January 2022 Reading Update

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 16/24 Dymocks Reading Challenge: 18/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 15/24 Goal: 25/150 Australian Women: 13 Australian Men: 3 Australian: 16 Non-Australian: 9 I made a good start on my reading in January – I got through all the review books sent to me that have been slated for release between January and… Continue reading My January 2022 Reading Update

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Storm Boy and Other Stories by Colin Thiele

Title: Storm Boy and Other Stories Author: Colin Thiele Genre: Fiction Publisher: New Holland Publishers Published: 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 178 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When Storm Boy goes walking along the beach or over the sandhills, or in the sanctuary the birds are not afraid. They know he is a friend. He lives with his… Continue reading Storm Boy and Other Stories by Colin Thiele

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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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