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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Christmas Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 15th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 48 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Paris,Christmas 1914 Despite her love for Huw, Elspeth will not give up her espionage work while World War One rages. She will wear his ring around her neck, and marry him when… Continue reading Christmas Lilies by Jackie French

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The Lily in the Snow (Miss Lily #3) by Jackie French

Title: The Lily in the Snow (Miss Lily #3) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 480 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The world is at war, and women are working, often behind the scenes, in areas from nursing to espionage. And despite their many successes, these are… Continue reading The Lily in the Snow (Miss Lily #3) by Jackie French

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August Round Up 2019

I managed to read sixteen books in August, and the break down is below for each challenge and collectively in lists and tables. Several were read for review purposes, some for quiz writing purposes and others for my own reading. Some reviews are only going live in September, but others are up and ready to… Continue reading August Round Up 2019

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Yet Another Reading Challenge: #Dymocks52Challenge

#Dymocks52Challenge Just to add to my challenges, I'm also taking part in the #Dymocks52 Challenge this year - which will also give some overlap with the other challenges I am doing. It will merely add to my goals to complete, and I will certainly bypass it within the first half of the year, but it… Continue reading Yet Another Reading Challenge: #Dymocks52Challenge

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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign Up Post For 2019

2019 will be the third year I undertake the challenge, and each year I have given conservative estimates of how many I will read and review because I had tried to plan the books I would read and review and didn't account for extras that came by. The first year, I did the Miles level,… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Sign Up Post For 2019

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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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The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

Every year, I try to think about the books that have stuck with me - whether happy or sad, fun or informative, or any combination of these things and more that can and do make a book good. In past years, working this out has left me at the end of the year without a… Continue reading The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018