#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, challenges, Children's Literature, Christmas, Cora Bell, Ella at Eden, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Jaclyn Moriarty, Jacqueline Harvey, Jinxed, Junior Fiction, Kingdoms and Empires Series, literary fiction, middle grade, non-fiction, Publishers, quiz books, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, spies

November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, humour, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Title: Fancy Meeting You Here Author: Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Sometimes the man of your dreams is standing right in front of you... only ten years in the past. A charming and unconventional love story about trying… Continue reading Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Fairytales, historical fiction, history, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

Title: The Freedom of Birds Author: Stephanie Parkyn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Two French storytellers and a runaway girl travel through fairytale lands, Italian theatres, and the battlefields of France in search of a place to belong as Napoleon's Empire falls,… Continue reading The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn

#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, challenges, historical fiction, history, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, spies

The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Spy’s Wife Author: Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Michael Joseph/Penguin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War. Evie, a widow and stationmaster’s daughter, can't help but look out for the weekly visit of the handsome… Continue reading The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Ella at Eden, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series

The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

Title: The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:$14.99 Price: 192 Synopsis: There's a new girl in Ella's class and she is all kinds of mean. Even though Ella tries to give her a chance, she is making life difficult for… Continue reading The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Crime/Mystery, Jacqueline Harvey, Kensy and Max, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series, spies

Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: High Voltage Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What happens when you know that family must come first but there are others in desperate need of help? When danger lurks around every corner? After a tumultuous school term, a… Continue reading Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Cora Bell, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

Title: Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: From the talented author of Whimsy and Woe comes the final title in the series about Cora, an orphan who could be magical! The… Continue reading Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Blog Tour, Book Industry, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Emily Rodda, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Jackie French, Jaclyn Moriarty, Junior Fiction, Kingdoms and Empires Series, literary fiction, middle grade, non-fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, Speculative fiction, Young Adult

October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Jaclyn Moriarty, Kingdoms and Empires Series, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series, Young Adult

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: The magical fourth book in the rich and whimsical world of the Kingdoms and Empires about a non-magical boy called Oscar who finds himself caught up in… Continue reading The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty

#AussieAuthor2021, Around the World Supper Club, Australian literature, Blog Tour, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Blog Tour: The Glint of Gold by Kate McGann

Title: The Glint of Gold Author: Kate McGann Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Little Pink Dog Books Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: Price: $24.99 Synopsis: It’s there every day if you look for it. The glint of gold. It’s in the white blossom of our plum tree against a blue sky. Or the sparkles Jack Frost leaves on the drive to school…..A… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Glint of Gold by Kate McGann