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Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

As part of the new editions of the Harry Potter books, there is a new illustrated edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, with illustrations by Emily Gravett. The full press release and cover image from Bloomsbury is below. I love the colour in this cover - the teal background, the golden lettering and the colourful… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

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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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Corella Press Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Jennings

Hi Kathleen, and welcome to The Book Muse. When did you first start illustrating for books, and what attracted you to doing so?  I’ve always drawn on things (lecture notes, people), but I started seriously illustrating about ten years ago, when my first book cover (for Greer Gilman’s Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales, from… Continue reading Corella Press Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Jennings

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Book Bingo Twenty-two – a prize winning book, a book by someone over sixty, and a book with a yellow cover.

With 2018 rushing towards its busy, and warm conclusion, and in consultation with my fellow book bingo players, I have assigned some previously read books to the following categories, and have assigned my prize-winning category is taken up this time by 2007 Aurealis Best Children's Book winning series, The Chain of Charms by Kate Forsyth,… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-two – a prize winning book, a book by someone over sixty, and a book with a yellow cover.

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Book Bingo 2018

At the start of this year, I had decided to undertake the annual Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, and the 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge. As I will read some books that will work for both, this shouldn’t be a massive undertaking, apart from a few categories that won’t coincide with the #AWW2018. Whilst perusing some of… Continue reading Book Bingo 2018