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Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

Once upon a time, the world was filled with people travelling across the world, from country to country, and basking in a variety of cultures and experiences. But one day, a nasty virus came and shut everything down. We had to hide away inside, and watch the world slowly change. When this travelling stopped so… Continue reading Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

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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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May 2020 Round Up

In May, we seemed to settle into a lockdown routine, so I got a bit more reading done. This month, I read 20 books – the vast majority of those – seventeen – were by Australian women writers – some for review, some my own reads and one or two that I read alongside Isolation… Continue reading May 2020 Round Up

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April 2020 Round Up

In April, we found ourselves amidst a pandemic – and I found myself with an influx of review books, some quite long, and some not so long. As I usually do, I aim to read ahead in my review stack, to get things cleared, and posted or scheduled to save time. I’m still a bit… Continue reading April 2020 Round Up

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World Book Day 2020

Today, the 23rd of April, we celebrate World Book Day, and William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, and the National Library of Australia notes that it also marks the deaths of William Shakespeare (I know, he died the same day he was born, about fifty-two years later), and Miguel… Continue reading World Book Day 2020

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Friday Barnes: Big Trouble by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Big Trouble Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 7th May 2019/3rd August 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it’s personal! When Friday’s father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news –… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Big Trouble by R.A. Spratt

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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting

Title: The Bell in the Lake Author: Lars Mytting Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 10th March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 392 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The first in a rich historical trilogy that draws on legend, by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE SIXTEEN TREES OF THE SOMME. Norway, 1880. In the secluded… Continue reading The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting

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The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan

Title: Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 30th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 528 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The second title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson. The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped… Continue reading The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan