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Draigon Weather: The Legacies of Arnan Book One by Paige L. Christie

Title: Draigon Weather: The Legacies of Arnan Book One Author: Paige L. Christie Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Prospective Press Published: 3rd October, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: AU$32.75 (Booktopia) US$15.95 Synopsis: The brutal, drought-bringing heat that arises from the colossal, near-mythical Draigon, is a fell portent, heralding the doom of a bad woman. When Leiel’s… Continue reading Draigon Weather: The Legacies of Arnan Book One by Paige L. Christie

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2018 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS

The NSW Government has a long tradition of celebrating and connecting the public with art and literature. The NSW Premier's Literary Awards are an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and literature, whilst enjoying and learning from the work of our writers in NSW and Australia. Like other literary awards, this award in highlighting… Continue reading 2018 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2018 Winners

Each year, the State Premiers of Australia nominate several books across several categories for literary awards, and each of the awards are announced at different times, and have different categories.  The Victorian awards were inaugurated in 1985 to honour Australian writing and are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.… Continue reading Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2018 Winners

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The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

Title: The Last Train Author: Sue Lawrence Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Sue Lawrence serves up a brilliant historical mystery, meticulously researched and densely plotted, with plenty of twists and a gripping climax. At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent… Continue reading The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

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200 Years of Emily Brontë

2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth. The fifth of six children, Emily lived with her parents and siblings at Haworth, a Pennine village in Yorkshire, England. Born on the 30th of July 1818, Emily Brontë, along with her sisters Anne and Charlotte, are the most well-known of the Brontë siblings. Growing… Continue reading 200 Years of Emily Brontë

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Title: Mr. Dickens and His Carol Author: Samantha Silva Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Faber Factory Plus/Allison and Busby/Allen and Unwin Published: 22nd November 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: ‘A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant Christmas tale about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted… Continue reading Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

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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

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Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

Wrap Up post #2 – My Year in Reading 2017.   2017 was a busy reading year for me. It was the year my blog picked up a little bit more, and I managed to read more review books. Overall, I read 121 books. Fifty-five of those were by Australian women writers, although I didn’t… Continue reading Wrap Up #2: My Year in Reading 2017.  

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Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge As well as the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, I embarked on this year, in which I read about fifty-five books, I also did another reading challenge in another group. Since last year, we have gathered on Facebook, with a list of at least twenty categories, sometimes more, to fill with at least… Continue reading Wrap Up #1: 2017 Reading Challenge

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The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

Title: The Red Ribbon Author: Lucy Addlington Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult Publisher: Bonnier/Hotkey/Allen and Unwin Published: 25th October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might all have been friends together. This was Birchwood. For readers of The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped… Continue reading The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington