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August 2020 Wrap Up

In August, I read twenty-one books. Thirteen were written by Australian Women Writers, and all contributed to my challenges across the board. Several were part of series, and many were review books. Some I had been looking forward to, and one from Scholastic Australia, by comedian Rove McManus was a surprise arrival, and one that… Continue reading August 2020 Wrap Up

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Bookish Podcasts

In the last year, I’ve discovered podcasts, and the ones I mainly listen to revolve around books, history and popular culture. Because podcasts are generally short – usually no longer than an hour for the ones I listen to, I find them great to pop on whilst working or writing and just listen to them… Continue reading Bookish Podcasts

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Best Books of….2019

As the year comes to a close, many in the book blogging and reviewing community, and the book community in general – radio shows, podcasts, authors – have been posting and recording about this. And let me tell you, it is hard, and often, so many good ones are left off, and to me, ranking… Continue reading Best Books of….2019

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

Title: Crossing the Lines Author: Sulari Gentill Genre: Literary Fiction, Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 265 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Winner of the Ned Kelly Best Crime Fiction Award 2018 When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer… Continue reading Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

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Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) by Emily Rodda

Title: Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st February 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A second Deltora quest begins in this fantasy trilogy that’s sure to engage Deltora fans and bring in all new readers! The Shadow Lord’s evil tyranny over Deltora… Continue reading Cavern of The Fear (Deltora Shadowlands #1/Deltora Quest #2) by Emily Rodda

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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

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Escape from Wolfhaven Castle (The Impossible Quest #1) by Kate Forsyth

Title: Escape from Wolfhaven Castle (The Impossible Quest #1) Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 185 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind...' Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked, and only four escape capture... Tom, trained to scrub pots,… Continue reading Escape from Wolfhaven Castle (The Impossible Quest #1) by Kate Forsyth

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May 2019 Round Up

I managed to read fifteen books in May, so I'm still keeping my monthly average. Of these, about 11 were by Australian women - one was for work, so I haven't reviewed it, but have reviewed all the others, and some of the reviews were published in June, as I finished the books as the… Continue reading May 2019 Round Up

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Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History by Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer

Title: Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History Author: Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer Genre: Children's Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Published: 28th August 2018 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science… Continue reading Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History by Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer