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August Round-Up 2021

August saw most of Australia back in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID, so it was a great month to get on top of my reading as much as I could. Between books for work and review, I read 29 books, and reviewed most of them. Again, most were by Australian authors, with… Continue reading August Round-Up 2021

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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but… Continue reading Reading Round Up July 2021

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Puppy Diary: The Great Toy Rescue by Yvette Poshoglian and Phil Judd

Title: Puppy Diary: The Great Toy Rescue Author: Yvette Poshoglian and Phil Judd Genre: Junior Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Hi! I’m Archie! I’m a Schnoodle puppy and I love writing all about my PAWESOME adventures in my diary! Read all about my puppy pals… Continue reading Puppy Diary: The Great Toy Rescue by Yvette Poshoglian and Phil Judd

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February 2020 Round Up

In February this year I read seventeen books – several for pleasure, some for quiz writing purposes and the rest for review purposes – most coming out in March or in the next few months. My current total stats for my reading challenges are: The Modern Mrs Darcy 9/12 AWW2020 -15/25 Book Bingo - 9/12… Continue reading February 2020 Round Up

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January 2020 wrap up

In January of this year, I read 13 books, and got a start on each of my challenges – some have more categories filled in than others, and some will have multiple books for each category, apart from the book bingo challenges, which will only have one each. Below is a table outlining where each… Continue reading January 2020 wrap up

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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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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

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June Reading Round Up 2019

In June, I read eighteen books, bringing me to ninety-three overall for the year, and forty-six for the Australian Women Writer's challenge, which has comprised at least fifty percent of my reading totals so far this year. Several books were for work, so I didn't review those on the blog. Others that haven't been reviewed… Continue reading June Reading Round Up 2019

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May 2019 Round Up

I managed to read fifteen books in May, so I'm still keeping my monthly average. Of these, about 11 were by Australian women - one was for work, so I haven't reviewed it, but have reviewed all the others, and some of the reviews were published in June, as I finished the books as the… Continue reading May 2019 Round Up

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The Cat with the Coloured Tail by Gillian Mears, Illustrated by Dinalie Dabarera

Title: The Cat with the Coloured Tail Author: Gillian Mears, Illustrated by Dinalie Dabarera Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st September 2015 Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Mr Hooper and The Cat with the Coloured Tail travel through the countryside in their ice-cream van. They enjoy looking for heart shapes (their favourite… Continue reading The Cat with the Coloured Tail by Gillian Mears, Illustrated by Dinalie Dabarera