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QBD Reading Challenge

Another challenge I am doing this year is the QBD Reading Challenge. Like the Dymocks Reading Challenge, it is broad enough that I should be able to fulfill most of the categories easily and hope to fill in as many as possible early on, so I can focus on the ones that might not be… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge

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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2022

My second challenge for 2022 is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It’s another one that has categories that are fairly open, and easy to find books for. The reason I like these sorts of challenges is because I can adjust what I read to fit the categories, rather than having to find a specific book for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2022

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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

Title: Space Detectives Author: Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola Genre: Science Fiction, Crime Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station is bursting with celebrities and… Continue reading Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

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Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith

Title: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar Author: Jane Smith Genre: Historical Fiction, Time slip Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 8th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: When Carly Mills goes to Melbourne with the school choir, she gets more than she bargained for: a trip back in time and a chance meeting… Continue reading Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith

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Introducing D’Lila LaRue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi

Title: Introducing D’Lila LaRue Author: Nette Hilton and A. Yi Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 3rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: D’Lila LaRue lives in the smallest house with the neatest fence and the rosiest garden in the street with her trusty sidekick, Nanny-Anny (who is probably very old… Continue reading Introducing D’Lila LaRue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi

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Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

Title: Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister Author: Rebecca Wilson Genre: Biography, history Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 16th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 408 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Kate Kelly has always been overshadowed by her famous brother Ned, but the talented young woman was a popular public figure in her… Continue reading Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

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The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Title: The Paris Library Author: Janet Skeslien Charles Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 9th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 430 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of the librarians at the American Library in Paris who risked their lives during the Nazis' war on words: a story of courage, defiance and… Continue reading The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

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Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Title: Cry of the Firebird Author: T.M. Clark Genre: Thriller/Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South… Continue reading Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett

Title: Gender Swapped Fairy Tales Author: Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett Genre: Fairy Tales, Literary Fiction Publisher: Faber/Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Imagine a world where kings prick their fingers as they sew, wolves wear heels, and princesses race to rescue sleeping princes... People have been… Continue reading Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett