#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Fantasy, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird

Title: The Emporium of Imagination Author: Tabitha Bird Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Penguin Australia Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A captivating novel of magical realism about a fantastical shop that brings comfort, peace and hope to those in need. You won't want to miss the opening of this shop!… Continue reading The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Children's Literature, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Young Adult

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

Title: The History of Mischief Author: Rebecca Higgie Genre: Fiction Publisher: Fremantle Press Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: ‘There is madness in it.’ ‘Yes. But magic too.’ Following the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother’s abandoned house. One night they discover The… Continue reading The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

animals, Children's Literature, Crime/Mystery, historical fiction, history, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 3rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling SCARLET AND IVY series, beautifully illustrated by Hannah Peck. Violet Veil wants nothing… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger by Sophie Cleverly

#loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book bingo, Books, challenges, check in post, Crime/Mystery, literary fiction, The Nerd Daily, Young Adult

Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

Books, history, non-fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

Title: Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts Author: Kathryn Harkup Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they… Continue reading Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

#loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Blog Tour, Book bingo, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Christmas, classics, Covers, Crime/Mystery, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, history, Impossible Quest, Kate Forsyth, literary fiction, Lynette Noni, middle grade, Mitford Murders, Philip Pullman, Publishers, quiz books, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, Speculative fiction, The Mitford Murders, Young Adult

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

Book Industry, Books, challenges, Crime/Mystery, historical fiction, history, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Title: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna Author: Juliet Grames Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Published: 23rd April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A perfect book club and holiday read that crosses from mountainside Calabrian villages in the early 20th century to Hartford, Connecticut after the immigration boom and… Continue reading The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Book Industry, Books, history, Reading, Reviews

Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

Title: Strange Meeting Author: Susan Hill Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Profile Books Published: 23rd May 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 260 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill. Returning to his battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a… Continue reading Strange Meeting by Susan Hill

Book Industry, Books, challenges, Children's Literature, history, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Title: The War I Finally Won Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Genre: Children's/YA, Historical Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 2nd October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Like the classic heroines of literature, Ada wins our hearts as she continues her World War II adventures after the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life.… Continue reading The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Australian literature, Books, Covers, Crime/Mystery, Reading, Reviews

The Falls by B Michael Radburn

  I received a copy from the publisher for review   Title: The Falls Author: B. Michael Radburn Genre: Fiction/Crime Fiction Publisher: Pantera Press Published: August, 2016 RRP: $29.99 Format: Paperback Pages: 364 Synopsis: A week of despair... a century of evil Damaged but not yet broken, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are… Continue reading The Falls by B Michael Radburn