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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

Title: Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 104 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Paris, Christmas Eve, 1933 For once it was an accident. Violette did not mean to kill St Nicholas. But there he was, with blood on the cobblestones, and a… Continue reading Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

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The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

Title: The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch Author: Tom Fletcher Genre: Fantasy/Christmas Publisher: Puffin Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The magical new story from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher. 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would… Continue reading The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

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With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

Title: With Love from Miss Lily Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: eBook Pages: 100 Price: Free download from publisher website Synopsis: From the author of Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies comes a moving and heart-warming story that is perfect for Christmas - and beyond. December1918 This first peacetime Christmas… Continue reading With Love from Miss Lily by Jackie French

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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

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A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

Title: A Very Murderous Christmas Author: Cecily Gayford (editor), Various Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Profile Books/Allen and Unwin Published: 28th November 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at… Continue reading A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

Title: Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa Author: Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky Genre: Picture books, children's books, Christmas stories Publisher: Elephant Tree Publishing Published: December 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 30 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Archibald is the naughtiest elf in the whole wide world, who loves nothing more than doing extremely mischievous… Continue reading Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Visits Santa by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

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The Final Bingo – Bingo Card Two

Book Bingo Twenty-Five - The Final Bingo - A forgotten classic, a book based on a true story, and a book written more than ten years ago.   Wow, that came around quickly! Our final Book Bingo Saturday with Theresa Smith Writes and Mrs B's Book Reviews for 2018. And to finish the year off,… Continue reading The Final Bingo – Bingo Card Two

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The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter

Title: The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit Author: Emma Thompson, based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter. Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Warne/Penguin Random House Published: 19th November 2018 Format: Hardcover/Board book Pages: 72 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:. A wonderful new board book edition of The Christmas Tale of Rabbits are always very uppity during the… Continue reading The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter