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The Girls Who Changed the World: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

Title: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction/Time Slip Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An empowering and exhilarating look at the girls who went before us, and the way they shaped the world. Twelve-year-old Ming Qong is convinced that girls must have… Continue reading The Girls Who Changed the World: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

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Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho

Title: Eyes that Speak to the Stars Author: Joanna Ho Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: New York Times bestselling team Joanna Ho and Dung Ho present Eyes That Speak to the Stars, companion to the acclaimed Eyes That Kiss in the Corners. “A brilliant treatise to love of… Continue reading Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho

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Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar

Title: Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup Author: Andy Sagar Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Orion/Hachette Published: 22nd February 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When strangeling girl Yesterday Crumb discovers a magical, walking teashop, she feels like she belongs for the first time - until her new life comes crashing down. With… Continue reading Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar

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My January 2022 Reading Update

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 16/24 Dymocks Reading Challenge: 18/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 15/24 Goal: 25/150 Australian Women: 13 Australian Men: 3 Australian: 16 Non-Australian: 9 I made a good start on my reading in January – I got through all the review books sent to me that have been slated for release between January and… Continue reading My January 2022 Reading Update

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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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2021 Reading Wrap up

In 2021, I took on five reading challenges, and completed them all. I read 268 books, with 187 of those by Australian authors, and 81 non-Australian authors. Most books I read were by women, with 150 by Australian women. I read for pleasure, review, and my quiz writing work, and covered as much ground as… Continue reading 2021 Reading Wrap up

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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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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QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

As the year comes to a close, so are my reading challenges, and I’m getting very close to being able to tick all of them off. With one left to complete – The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – I’ve managed to wrap every other challenge. My one hurdle with this challenge was a coffee table… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up