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.
Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017 In my third wrap up post for 2017, I am looking at my favourite reads of the year. Over the past twelve months of reading so many books, narrowing down my favourites has been quite hard. There are definitely a few that stick out, though. Deciding how… Continue reading Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017
The 2017 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers, sponsored by Hachette in partnership with The Guardian Australia and The Emerging Writer’s Festival is open for submissions. It is a prize that is awarded annually, and it is now in its third year, honouring Matt Richell, Hachette Australia’s former CEO, who died suddenly in 2014. THE KEY… Continue reading The 2017 Richell Prize is open.
In 2013, The Stella Prize, a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and Australian women writers was established. Named after one of Australia’s most iconic female writers, Stella Maria Sarah “Miles” Franklin, The Stella Prize seeks to: Recognise and celebrate Australian women writers’ contribution to literature Bring more readers to books by women… Continue reading The Stella Prize 2017
Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Author: JK Rowling writing as Newt Scamander Genre: Fantasy, Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 14th March, 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 144 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from JK Rowling and an irresistible new… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling (Newt Scamdander)
Title: Traitor to the Throne Author: Alwyn Hamilton Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Publisher: Faber/ Allen and Unwin Published: 25th January 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 592 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second installment of this highly-acclaimed trilogy, Traitor to the Throne throws the irrepressible Amani into a world of espionage, harems, and the Sultan himself. This is not… Continue reading Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
Twenty Years of Harry Potter - 1997 - 2017 On the 26th of June, 2017, it will have been twenty years since the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. Like all good ideas, Harry Potter started as a seedling idea on a train journey, and soon became a worldwide sensation and… Continue reading Harry Potter – 20th anniversary editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2017 marks the thirtieth anniversary of John Rebus in print. Rebus’s first outing, Knots and Crosses, came out in 1987, and his thirtieth adventure, Rather Be The Devil, came out on the third of November 2016, so keep an eye out for my review of this soon. To celebrate this anniversary, Edinburgh, Rebus’s hometown, will be… Continue reading RebusFest: Thirty Years of Ian Rankin and John Rebus – 1987-2017
Six years ago, in an attempt to read and review more books by Australian Women Writers, the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge came about to encourage readers to read and review more books, and it runs from the first of January to the 31st of December each year. Within the challenge, there are four challenge levels.… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2017
With 2016 coming to an end, I have started thinking about my wrap up post of the books I have read, and the challenge I participated in - a post I will only write once I know my challenge results. This will be included in a 2016 wrap up post of what I have read,… Continue reading Reading in 2017: My Goals