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2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

  In 2018, I had the aim of reading 120 books throughout the year. This was my general reading goal from the first of January to the end of December, and included review books, books I had to read for work as a quiz writer with Scholastic Australia, and my other challenges - The Australian… Continue reading 2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

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The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

Every year, I try to think about the books that have stuck with me - whether happy or sad, fun or informative, or any combination of these things and more that can and do make a book good. In past years, working this out has left me at the end of the year without a… Continue reading The Books That Stayed with Me In 2018

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

  This year I pledged to read fifteen books - which I had completed by at least March, if not earlier. I read a total of seventy-nine books and reviewed seventy-eight - one review is due to go live in January and as a result, also counts towards my 2019 challenge. One book from this… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington

Title: Last Woman Hanged Author: Caroline Overington Genre: True Crime Publisher: HaperCollins Published: 14th December 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins,… Continue reading Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington

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Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

Title: Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa Author: Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky Genre: Picture books, children's books, Christmas stories Publisher: Elephant Tree Publishing Published: December 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 30 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Archibald is the naughtiest elf in the whole wide world, who loves nothing more than doing extremely mischievous… Continue reading Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

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The Final Bingo – Bingo Card Two

Book Bingo Twenty-Five - The Final Bingo - A forgotten classic, a book based on a true story, and a book written more than ten years ago.   Wow, that came around quickly! Our final Book Bingo Saturday with Theresa Smith Writes and Mrs B's Book Reviews for 2018. And to finish the year off,… Continue reading The Final Bingo – Bingo Card Two

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Clementine Rose and the Bake Off Dilemma (#14) by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Clementine Rose and the Bake Off Dilemma (#14) Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd December 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 145 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Clementine Rose is bursting with plans for the school holidays! But with the announcement that a new cooking show will be filmed in the village,… Continue reading Clementine Rose and the Bake Off Dilemma (#14) by Jacqueline Harvey

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Book Bingo Twenty-Four – the PENULTIMATE BINGO POST! Featuring A Book with A Number in the Title and A Non-Fiction Book.

That time has come around again, and I am ticking off two in this post, with the final three to come in a fortnight! I again have a few bingos - Row Two Across gains the bingo with the non-fiction square finally being ticked off, as well as row three and row five down. I… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-Four – the PENULTIMATE BINGO POST! Featuring A Book with A Number in the Title and A Non-Fiction Book.

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Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Title: Mary Poppins Author: P.L. Travers, illustrated by Lauren Childs Genre: Classics, Children's Literature Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 16th November 2018 (originally published 1934) Format: Hardcover Pages: 192 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. When Mary Poppins arrives at their house… Continue reading Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers