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Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

  This year, I participated in Book Bingo again with Theresa Smith Writes, and Mrs B’s Book Reviews. This year, we took a different approach – twelve squares, one a month, on the second Saturday of each month. The categories were also fairly open – giving us scope to interpret them as we saw fit… Continue reading Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

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Book Bingo 2020 Twelve A Classic You’ve Never Read Before – Emma

December is here, along with my final book bingo post of the year with Theresa and Amanda. The only square left was that of a classic I had never read before, and I had a few options for this. But when I did a Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice versus Emma readathon with Theresa’s book… Continue reading Book Bingo 2020 Twelve A Classic You’ve Never Read Before – Emma

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

Once upon a time, the world was filled with people travelling across the world, from country to country, and basking in a variety of cultures and experiences. But one day, a nasty virus came and shut everything down. We had to hide away inside, and watch the world slowly change. When this travelling stopped so… Continue reading Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

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The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

Title: The Austen Girls Author: Lucy Worsley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Published: 19th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Would she ever find a real-life husband? Would she even find a partner to dance with at tonight's ball? She just didn't know. Anna Austen has always been told she… Continue reading The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

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Books and Bites Bingo Written by someone called Jane

Ticking off another square – this time a book written by someone called Jane. It might seem a touch obvious to go with Jane Austen – which I did. But in a pinch, it worked, and as I am working on getting some discussion around Jane Austen’s books in a reading group. And Persuasion was… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Written by someone called Jane

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Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

Title: Jane in Love Author: Rachel Givney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past? At age twenty-eight, Jane… Continue reading Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

Title: Matters of the Heart Author: Fiona Palmer Genre: Fiction/Jane Austen retelling Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 330 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A classic love story about manners, men and modern romance retold by bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy,… Continue reading Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer