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Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Title: Pirate Stew Author: Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and –… Continue reading Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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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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Book Bingo 2018

At the start of this year, I had decided to undertake the annual Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, and the 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge. As I will read some books that will work for both, this shouldn’t be a massive undertaking, apart from a few categories that won’t coincide with the #AWW2018. Whilst perusing some of… Continue reading Book Bingo 2018

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Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

Wrap Up post #2 – My Year in Reading 2017.   2017 was a busy reading year for me. It was the year my blog picked up a little bit more, and I managed to read more review books. Overall, I read 121 books. Fifty-five of those were by Australian women writers, although I didn’t… Continue reading Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

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Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge As well as the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, I embarked on this year, in which I read about fifty-five books, I also did another reading challenge in another group. Since last year, we have gathered on Facebook, with a list of at least twenty categories, sometimes more, to fill with at least… Continue reading Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Title: Moonrise Author: Sarah Crossan Genre: YA Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st September 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The astonishing new novel from Carnegie Medal, CliPPA Poetry Award, YA Book Prize and CBI Book of the Year Award winning author Sarah Crossan. They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Cos… Continue reading Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

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We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Bran Conaghan

Title: We Come Apart Authors: Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan Genre: YA, Children’s literature, poetry Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st March, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers' hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross'd lovers. Jess would never have looked twice… Continue reading We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Bran Conaghan