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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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Between Us by Clare Atkins

Title: Between Us Author: Clare Atkins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Black Inc Books Published: 29th January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author of Nona & Me comes a stunning new novel about two teenagers separated by cultural differences, their parents’ expectations and twenty kilometres of barbed-wire fence. Is it possible for two… Continue reading Between Us by Clare Atkins

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You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

Title: You Were Made for Me Author: Jenna Guillaume Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Published: 11th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The day I created a boy started out like any other.Katie didn't mean to create a boy. A boy like a long-lost Hemsworth brother: six-foot tall with floppy hair and… Continue reading You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

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Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

This category, someone you love’s favourite book – was one that I had a few ideas for. I finally settled on one of my grandmother’s favourite books – Seven Little Australians. She lives in South Africa, but I have memories of her telling me how much she loves it, so I chose to use it… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

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The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

Title: The Angel of Waterloo Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The powerful new novel from master storyteller Jackie French The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she… Continue reading The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

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The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

Title: The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) Author: Ektaa Bali Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Self-published Published: 16th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: Sonakshi is the first Princess of Macuata Fiji, to be born as a unicorn in hundreds of years. Kept secret and hidden in her castle in the Blue Mountains Australia, she… Continue reading The Unicorn Princess (Pacific Princesses) by Ektaa Bali

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Thrive by Mary Borsellino

Title: Thrive Author: Mary Borsellino Genre: Crime/Dystopia Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st June 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance.Until the day she is kidnapped and held for… Continue reading Thrive by Mary Borsellino

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Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

Title: Pierre’s Not There Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Genre: Fantasy and Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A girl who transforms into a dog, a magic puppet show with the power to change lives and a story about the mysteries of the imagination from Ursula… Continue reading Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

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The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

Title: The Fire Wombat Author: Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell Genre: Survival stories, adventure Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small… Continue reading The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell