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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

This category was always going to be tough – a lot of the books I read are probably never going to be adapted for the screen. But this year, there were two series I have read that were: the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy – The Subtle Knife, and the Baby-Sitter’s Club.… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

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Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

This category, someone you love’s favourite book – was one that I had a few ideas for. I finally settled on one of my grandmother’s favourite books – Seven Little Australians. She lives in South Africa, but I have memories of her telling me how much she loves it, so I chose to use it… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

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November 2020 Wrap up

As we come to the end of the year, I am wrapping up as much as I can. I have completed five of my eight goals, and four of seven challenges – I hope to complete the others as I am very close to doing so and have a few ideas of what to use.… Continue reading November 2020 Wrap up

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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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Books and Bites Bingo Published the year you were born: Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

Two of my challenges this year, including this one, were to read a book published the year, or decade, I was born. At first, I found this a challenge, as I struggled to find a book that appealed to me, and with libraries shutting down or working to limited services during COVID, this became a… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Published the year you were born: Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

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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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The Grinny, Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator)

Title: The Grinny, Granny Donkey Author: Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator) Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The Grinny Granny Donkey is the third book from Craig Smith and Katz Cowley, the creative team behind the Scottish Granny internet sensation, The Wonky Donkey! At a… Continue reading The Grinny, Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator)

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Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Moving through Books and Bites Bingo, I am finally able to tick off another category. A book by Neil Gaiman, and for this I am using new release Pirate Stew, illustrated by Chris Riddell. This is a delightful story, told in verse form that all ages can enjoy. It is filled with pirates and diverse… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

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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