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December 2020 Wrap Up post

December 2020 saw me reading my final 22 books for the year, bringing me to 239 for the year.  Of these books, three were rereads, and another was one that I chose not to review, and therefore not reviewed, and two were reviews that are for books coming out in January 2021 and will therefore… Continue reading December 2020 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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2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards

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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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When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

Title: When the Ground is Hard Author: Malla Nunn Genre: Crime/Mystery, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This CBCA short-listed book is a stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy… Continue reading When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

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Isolation Publicity with K.M. Kruimink, Vogel Award winner 2020

  Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with K.M. Kruimink, Vogel Award winner 2020

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Announcement 2020 Vogel Winner – Media from Allen and Unwin Australia

Every year, Allen and Unwin run the Vogel Awards for an unpublished manuscript for authors under the age of 35. This year, the announcement had to made online, and was hosted by Claire Bowditch. Below is a copy of the press release sent to me by Allen and Unwin, about the winner, A Treacherous Country… Continue reading Announcement 2020 Vogel Winner – Media from Allen and Unwin Australia

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Adelaide Festival Award for Literature

Several prizes and shortlists have been announced recently – and one award that has been given in the past week is the Adelaide Festival Award for Literature. A Media Release from Walker Books about this award and the book appears below: From Walker Books: MEDIA RELEASE Sarah Epstein wins Young Adult Fiction Award at Adelaide… Continue reading Adelaide Festival Award for Literature

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2020 ABIAs

Every year, the Australian Book Industry Awards are presented to various books published the year before. In the past week, the long list has gone up, and I have taken the following list from the Readings blog. Some of these I have read, and some I am hoping to read. I will not be able… Continue reading 2020 ABIAs

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CBCA Notables 2020

Every year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia chooses to award children’s books in the category a variety of honours and awards, including the Notable Books, Honour Books, and Book of the Year. Celebrating children’s books in Australia since 1946, the CBCA is a good award that gives attention to books for younger readers that… Continue reading CBCA Notables 2020