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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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May 2020 Round Up

In May, we seemed to settle into a lockdown routine, so I got a bit more reading done. This month, I read 20 books – the vast majority of those – seventeen – were by Australian women writers – some for review, some my own reads and one or two that I read alongside Isolation… Continue reading May 2020 Round Up

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Books and Bites Book Bingo – A book with bad reviews: Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

In my tenth post for Books and Bites Book Bingo, I chose to mark off the square for a book with bad reviews. This was always going to be a subjective square – as all books are going to have good and bad reviews, so any book could really fit in here. Usually, the more… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo – A book with bad reviews: Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

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Ten Years of Rowland Sinclair

Ten years ago, a small publisher, Pantera Press, and as yet unknown author, Sulari Gentill, came together with the publication of the first in a mystery series set in the 1930s, The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, about a gentleman artist from a wealthy family who always seems to find himself embroiled in the investigation of crimes… Continue reading Ten Years of Rowland Sinclair

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Books and bites bingo A book with lots of hype: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)

For my fifth square, I am ticking off a book with lots of hype. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firewas published in 2000, to lots of hype, and by all accounts, some might say it is still hyped, with the recent releases of the illustrated edition at the end of last year, and on… Continue reading Books and bites bingo A book with lots of hype: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)

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Books and Bites Bingo debut novel – The Soldier’s Curse by Meg and Tom Keneally (Monsarrat Series Book One)

  Ticking off my fourth square this time, the debut novel, I went with The Soldier’s Curse by Meg and Tom Keneally (Monsarrat Series Book One). This is Meg Keneally’s debut novel, though it is written with her father, Tom Keneally, who wrote Schindler’s Ark. This is the start of a series, set during colonial… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo debut novel – The Soldier’s Curse by Meg and Tom Keneally (Monsarrat Series Book One)

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Book Bingo Twenty-Three – A Book Set in the Australian Outback and DOUBLE BINGO

Welcome to one of my final book bingo entries for the year with Amanda and Theresa, and my first for November. This time around, I am ticking off a book set in the Australian Outback, where I have been able to get a bingo in one down row and one across row by ticking off… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-Three – A Book Set in the Australian Outback and DOUBLE BINGO

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Book Bingo Twenty-One – BINGO for two rows and Written by an author over 65.

Welcome to week twenty-one of Book Bingo for 2019 with Amanda and Theresa. This week, as well as being able to give a BINGO to two of my rows, I am crossing off the written by an author over 65 square. Age ones are a challenge because it's not always obvious what age range an… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-One – BINGO for two rows and Written by an author over 65.

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June Reading Round Up 2019

In June, I read eighteen books, bringing me to ninety-three overall for the year, and forty-six for the Australian Women Writer's challenge, which has comprised at least fifty percent of my reading totals so far this year. Several books were for work, so I didn't review those on the blog. Others that haven't been reviewed… Continue reading June Reading Round Up 2019

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May 2019 Round Up

I managed to read fifteen books in May, so I'm still keeping my monthly average. Of these, about 11 were by Australian women - one was for work, so I haven't reviewed it, but have reviewed all the others, and some of the reviews were published in June, as I finished the books as the… Continue reading May 2019 Round Up