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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

Title: The Forest of Moon and Sword Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 12th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its… Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

The final challenge I am taking part in this year is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It also has fairly open categories – here, things can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. I think this makes for an effective challenge, as I can often find a way to make what I am reading work for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

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Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

In 2021, one of my open challenges where I only have to aim to read a certain number of books, rather than check off categories, is the Aussie Author Reading Challenge run by Jo at Booklover Book Reviews. Why am I doing this one? Because it will fit nicely alongside AWW2021 and my other reading.… Continue reading Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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Bionic Book Subscription

What is the Bionic Book Subscription service? A monthly book subscription service Half human, half machine. Our algorithm learns your preferences then gets to know you better as you tell us what you like and don’t like about the books we send you. Our expert curators select books based on your personal preferences, that will… Continue reading Bionic Book Subscription

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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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The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman

Title: The Adventures of Catvinkle Author: Elliot Perlman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st October 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Elliot Perlman’s first book for children is a tail-spin of a tale that will have you howling with laughter! When a pampered cat has to share her home with a lost dog,… Continue reading The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman

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People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

Title: People of Abandoned Character Author: Clare Whitfield Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Head of Zeus/HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A dark historical crime novel. 'An astonishing book' M.W. CRAVEN He is my husband.… Continue reading People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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The Philosopher’s Daughters by Alison Booth

Title: The Philosopher’s Daughters Author: Alison Booth Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Red Door Press Published: 2nd April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A tale of two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into remote outback Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape of wild beauty and savage… Continue reading The Philosopher’s Daughters by Alison Booth