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2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

  In 2018, I had the aim of reading 120 books throughout the year. This was my general reading goal from the first of January to the end of December, and included review books, books I had to read for work as a quiz writer with Scholastic Australia, and my other challenges - The Australian… Continue reading 2018 Reading Wrap Up Post

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Lovesome by Sally Seltmann

Title: Lovesome Author: Sally Seltmann Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: An offbeat and beguiling story of finding your own happiness. My warm breath makes a beautiful fog in front of me. It's times like this when I feel most alive. I feel… Continue reading Lovesome by Sally Seltmann

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The Song of Us by JD Barrett

Title: The Song of Us Author: J.D. Barrett Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 11th April 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 330 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Zoe Wylde is a woman at a crossroad. Five years ago, she fled her successful career as a concert harpist in London to return to her Bondi home. She still plays,… Continue reading The Song of Us by JD Barrett

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The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

  Title: The Song from Somewhere Else Author: A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold Genre: Children’s Fiction/Fantasy/Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1/12/2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells… Continue reading The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

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The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Title: The Fifth Avenue Artists Society Author: Joy Callaway Genre: Fiction/Popular Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 23rd November 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 358 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Devastated after being jilted by the boy next door, Ginny Loftin turns to writing in an attempt to rewrite their story with a better ending. But it is… Continue reading The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

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Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison

Title: Music and Freedom Author: Zoe Morrison Genre: Fiction Publisher: Vintage Australia/Random House Australia Published: June 27, 2016 Format: paperback Pages: 345 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: I have no use for forgiveness, not yet. But other ideas like that,
kindness, for example, I think that is fundamental. Resurrection;
I like that too. And love, of course, love, love,… Continue reading Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison