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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

Title: The Forest of Moon and Sword Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 12th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its… Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

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Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams

Title: Elizabeth and Elizabeth Author: Sue Williams Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 11th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.… Continue reading Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams

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2020 Wrap up

In 2020, I participated in the following seven challenges, and completed them all, apart from one category in the Nerd Daily Challenge, explained in the Nerd Daily Wrap Up post linked here. Some of these wrap up posts will have linked content, others won’t, but you can search each title and find the post. The… Continue reading 2020 Wrap up

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge – sign up post

Ion 2021, The Modern Mrs Darcy challenge took a different tack in 2021 – more about quality of reading lives, rather than fitting your reading life and journey around a reading challenge. Last year, I took on SEVEN challenges, and completed six – with the final posts on the way at the time of writing… Continue reading Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge – sign up post

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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

This category was always going to be tough – a lot of the books I read are probably never going to be adapted for the screen. But this year, there were two series I have read that were: the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy – The Subtle Knife, and the Baby-Sitter’s Club.… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Spy Games Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Kensy and Max have a new mission – to win the Pharos Trainee Spy Games! But there can only be one champion . . . The annual Pharos Trainee Spy Games… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

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Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Title: Moonflower Murders Author: Anthony Horowitz Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 18th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 608 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller by Anthony Horowitz. The follow-up to Magpie Murders. A labyrinth… Continue reading Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz