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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

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Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Headmasters behaving badly! Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

The final challenge I am taking part in this year is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It also has fairly open categories – here, things can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. I think this makes for an effective challenge, as I can often find a way to make what I am reading work for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

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STFU Reading Society #AustLit Reading Challenge Wrap Up

One of my final 2020 challenges was the STFU Reading Society challenge. This year, it focused on Australian authors, and it was one that had categories that were both open and specific – yet not so specific that it was impossible to fill anything. I managed to tick off one for each category and managed… Continue reading STFU Reading Society #AustLit Reading Challenge Wrap Up

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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

Goal: 50 As always, every year I take part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. In 2021, I am going to aim to read 50 books, however, I may exceed that. Why am I being so conservative this year? Because I don’t want to overwhelm myself. I have a few books already that have come… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

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Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

In 2021, one of my open challenges where I only have to aim to read a certain number of books, rather than check off categories, is the Aussie Author Reading Challenge run by Jo at Booklover Book Reviews. Why am I doing this one? Because it will fit nicely alongside AWW2021 and my other reading.… Continue reading Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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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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The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman

Title: The Adventures of Catvinkle Author: Elliot Perlman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st October 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Elliot Perlman’s first book for children is a tail-spin of a tale that will have you howling with laughter! When a pampered cat has to share her home with a lost dog,… Continue reading The Adventures of Catvinkle by Elliot Perlman