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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

Goal: 50 As always, every year I take part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. In 2021, I am going to aim to read 50 books, however, I may exceed that. Why am I being so conservative this year? Because I don’t want to overwhelm myself. I have a few books already that have come… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

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Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

In 2021, one of my open challenges where I only have to aim to read a certain number of books, rather than check off categories, is the Aussie Author Reading Challenge run by Jo at Booklover Book Reviews. Why am I doing this one? Because it will fit nicely alongside AWW2021 and my other reading.… Continue reading Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

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When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Title: When the Apricots Bloom Author: Gina Wilkinson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if the secret police demanded you spy on a friend in order to protect your family? Three women confront the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood under the… Continue reading When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

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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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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Lost Soul Atlas Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Published: 14th July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author of The Bone Sparrow. Loyalty is tested, and a cruel twist of fate leads to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic… Continue reading The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

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Sick Bay by Nova Weetman

Title: Sick Bay Author: Nova Weetman Genre: Fiction Publisher: UQ Press Published: 4th June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Meg uses Sick Bay to hide from other kids. She’s struggling with changes at home, wears slippers to school and buries her head in books. New girl Riley is a type 1 diabetic… Continue reading Sick Bay by Nova Weetman

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Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh

Title: Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories Author: Oliver Phommavanh Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A crazy collection of funny short stories from the wacky mind of bestselling Thai-riffic! author, Oliver P, featuring characters who are all finding a way to step up and be brave. From… Continue reading Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh

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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