#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Author interviews, biography, Book bingo, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Charlotte Barkla, check in post, Children's Literature, classics, Crime/Mystery, Edie's Experiments, Ella at Eden, Emily Rodda, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Jackie French, Jane Austen, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, memoir, middle grade, Monty's Island, mythology, non-fiction, poetry, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, short stories, Speculative fiction, The Modern Mrs Darcy, The Nerd Daily, Tim Harris, Toffle Towers

July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

animals, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Children's Literature, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Harry Potter, history

Harry Potter: A History of Magic by JK Rowling, British Library

Title: Harry Potter: A History of Magic Author: JK Rowling, British Library Genre: Exhibition Catalogue/Non-Fiction/Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 18th February 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $34.99 Synopsis:Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the record-breaking British Library exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and a team of brilliant curators.… Continue reading Harry Potter: A History of Magic by JK Rowling, British Library

Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, challenges, classics, Events, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, Kate Forsyth, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Beauty in Thorns Revisited – And Stepping into the World of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Canberra.

In 2017, I was lucky enough to be approached by Penguin Random House to review Kate Forsyth’s book, Beauty in Thorns, the story of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and in particular, William Morris (Topsy), Ned Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and the women who inspired them:  Janey Burden, Lizzie Siddal, and Georgie MacDonald, and in the final… Continue reading Beauty in Thorns Revisited – And Stepping into the World of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Canberra.

Books, Children's Literature, Events, Fairytales, Fantasy, Harry Potter, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Harry Potter: A Journey Through The History of Magic

Title: Harry Potter: A Journey Through The History of Magic Author: The British Library Genre: Fiction/Exhibition Catalogue Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 6th November 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $21.99 Synopsis: An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages… Continue reading Harry Potter: A Journey Through The History of Magic