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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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February 2020 Round Up

In February this year I read seventeen books – several for pleasure, some for quiz writing purposes and the rest for review purposes – most coming out in March or in the next few months. My current total stats for my reading challenges are: The Modern Mrs Darcy 9/12 AWW2020 -15/25 Book Bingo - 9/12… Continue reading February 2020 Round Up

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The Wolf and The Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Title: The Wolf and The Watchman Author: Niklas Natt och Dag Genre: Crime/Scandi Noir Publisher: Hachette/John Murray Published: 12th February 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 407 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Best Debut, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award 2017 'Thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful' Fredrik Backman The year is 1793, Stockholm. King Gustav of Sweden has… Continue reading The Wolf and The Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

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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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Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

It's that time of the fortnight, when Book Bingo Saturday with Amanda Barrett of Mrs B's Book Reviews and Theresa Smith of Theresa Smith Writes has rolled around. As this is my second go around, and after this week and next fortnight, I still have ten squares left, there will be a few posts where… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bonnier/Allen and Unwin Published: 29th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of… Continue reading The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

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The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers

Title: The Seventh Cross Author: Anna Seghers, translated from the German by Margot  Bettauer Dembo Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: First published 1942, republished 29th May 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 390 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, The Seventh Cross is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of… Continue reading The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers