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Monty’s Island: Beady Bold and the Yum-Yams by Emily Rodda

Title: Monty’s Island: Beady Bold and the Yum-Yams Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes on an amazing… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Beady Bold and the Yum-Yams by Emily Rodda

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Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

Title: Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell Author: Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator) Genre: Adventure Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

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Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

Title: Deltora Quest #2 Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 2007 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis:  Here, for the first time, the three books of the international best-selling fantasy series Deltora Quest 2 are brought together in one superb volume. The Shadow Lord's evil tyranny over Deltora has ended. But… Continue reading Deltora Quest #2 Bind Up

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The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

Title: The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have come to the final test - to get the Pirran Pipe to free the Deltoran slaves from the evil Shadow Lord. But first they must… Continue reading The Shadowlands (Deltora Quest Shadowlands #3) by Emily Rodda

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The Glimme by Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illustrator)

Title: The Glimme Author: Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books Published: 1st October 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: Lone Annie sees dragons in your future...She sees giants. She sees fire and water. She sees death. Finn's life in the village of Wichant is hard.  Only his drawings… Continue reading The Glimme by Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illustrator)

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August Round Up 2019

I managed to read sixteen books in August, and the break down is below for each challenge and collectively in lists and tables. Several were read for review purposes, some for quiz writing purposes and others for my own reading. Some reviews are only going live in September, but others are up and ready to… Continue reading August Round Up 2019

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Book Bingo Seventeen – A Book Written by an Australian Woman more than ten years ago

Welcome to round seventeen of book bingo with Amanda and Theresa. No bingo this time around - but am able to tick off a book written by an Australian woman more than ten years ago. This was one that I had many options for as well but chose the second part of the first Deltora Quest… Continue reading Book Bingo Seventeen – A Book Written by an Australian Woman more than ten years ago

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Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda

Title: Rowan of Rin Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Published: February 2004 Format: Paperback Pages: 138 Price: $14.99 Synopsis:Bravest heart will carry on when sleep is death, and hope is gone. Rowan doesn't believe he has a brave heart. But when the river that supports his village of Rin runs dry, he must… Continue reading Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda

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July Reading Round-Up

Seven months into the year, and in total, I have read 118 books. Of those 118, 58 have been by Australian Women, and the remaining 60 by authors across the board - male, female and international. I am still trying to make progress on my Jane Austen challenge and have one square left to tick… Continue reading July Reading Round-Up