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Book Bingo 2020 Eleven About the environment

Wow, it’s November, and I’m onto my second last square for this year’s book bingo with Theresa and Amanda, my book bingo buddies! My second last square is about the environment – and I wrote this post back in May when I read the book, in my attempt to keep on top of everything as… Continue reading Book Bingo 2020 Eleven About the environment

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Books and Bites Bingo Fave childhood book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

For this one, a favourite childhood book, I felt like I was running out of time. My goal was to have a different book for each category, but with time running out and so many books demanding my attention, I decided I had to double up where I could. I have many favourite childhood books,… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Fave childhood book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

Title: Pigs Might Fly Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 19th June 2017 (originally published 1986) Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The award-winning classic by internationally renowned author Emily Rodda. Pigs can't fly. Can they? 'I wish something would happen!' said Rachel. 'Something interesting!' Afterwards, she would remember what she'd… Continue reading Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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Book Bingo Ten 2020 – Set During A Time of War

And just like that, it is October, and Theresa, Amanda and I each have two posts left after this one. Sometimes, we choose the same square, and sometimes we choose the same book or books by the same author, even in our regular reviewing. We seem to have very similar tastes, which makes discussing the… Continue reading Book Bingo Ten 2020 – Set During A Time of War

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September 2020 Wrap up

In September, I read 23 books -ten were by Australian women, one checked off another box in Books and Bites Bingo and reviewed all books on this list. I’m slowly moving through my challenges, getting to some categories that are a bit more of a challenge, in finding the books to fit them. This month,… Continue reading September 2020 Wrap up

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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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Books and Bites Book Bingo Wherever You Go

Wherever you go: Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) by Monique Mulligan One of the squares in Books and Bites book bingo with Monique Mulligan was Wherever You Go, her debut novel in the Around the World Supper Club series. Monique kindly sent me a copy to review, and it is linked here.… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Wherever You Go

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Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

For September’s Book Bingo with Amanda and Theresa, I am marking off the themes of culture square with The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller and can report that the first row down has hit BINGO. Themes of culture was always going to be an open topic as well – there are so many ways… Continue reading Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

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Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power