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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

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Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 2nd April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Pippa and friends are off to a tiny tropical island for school camp - but what happens when their group are split up? The students in class 5M are heading… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway by Belinda Murrell

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Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

Title: Deltora Quest #2 Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 2007 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis:  Here, for the first time, the three books of the international best-selling fantasy series Deltora Quest 2 are brought together in one superb volume. The Shadow Lord's evil tyranny over Deltora has ended. But… Continue reading Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

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The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have come to the final test - to get the Pirran Pipe to free the Deltoran slaves from the evil Shadow Lord. But first they must… Continue reading The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

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The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 132 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda and Jasmine are desperately searching for the three parts of the fabled Pirran Pipe, their only hope of saving the thousands of Deltorans held captive… Continue reading The Isle of Illusion (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #2) by Emily Rodda

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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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Best books of 2010 to 2019

In compiling this list, I had to go back to all my reading log lists – which I began in about 2006, and to date have over 1300 on my combined list. But in doing this, I discovered it was quite difficult to narrow things down to just a handful of ten or fifteen like… Continue reading Best books of 2010 to 2019

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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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Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue by Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator)

Title: Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue Author: Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd December 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Sign up for Sea Star Reef Summer Camp and join Olivia Ocean, Chloe Coral, Sophia Seashell and Willow Wave for another splashing adventure in… Continue reading Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue by Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator)

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Pippa’s Island: Kira Dreaming by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: Kira Dreaming Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 2nd January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The third book in the gorgeously happy and fun Pippa's Island series sees Pippa and her friends competing in the school talent quest! Kira Cove Public School is hosting a… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: Kira Dreaming by Belinda Murrell