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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

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

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Books and Bites Book Bingo – makes you blush: The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome by Katrina Nannestad

Welcome to another round of Books and Bites bingo. I’m starting to get to the squares that are trickier – whether that’s because it’s a specific author or title I must track down, or wait for, or the square hints at a genre I may not always read. A book that makes you blush is… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo – makes you blush: The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome by Katrina Nannestad

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May 2020 Round Up

In May, we seemed to settle into a lockdown routine, so I got a bit more reading done. This month, I read 20 books – the vast majority of those – seventeen – were by Australian women writers – some for review, some my own reads and one or two that I read alongside Isolation… Continue reading May 2020 Round Up

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On A Barbarous Coast by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick

Title: On A Barbarous Coast Author: Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick Genre: Speculative Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: On a Barbarous Coast is an alternative retelling of Captain James Cook's story co-written by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick in the tradition of imagined… Continue reading On A Barbarous Coast by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick

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Orla and the Serpent’s Curse by C.J. Halsam

Title: Orla and the Serpent’s Curse Author: C.J. Halsam Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A spooky adventure set in Cornwall; Famous Five with a twist. A long-dead Cornish witch to thwart and a curse to stop – it’s just another family holiday. Orla thought she was… Continue reading Orla and the Serpent’s Curse by C.J. Halsam

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The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

Title: The Austen Girls Author: Lucy Worsley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Published: 19th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Would she ever find a real-life husband? Would she even find a partner to dance with at tonight's ball? She just didn't know. Anna Austen has always been told she… Continue reading The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

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Books and Bites Bingo Book to movie: Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

My next square is the one for book to movie. For this option, there were many, many options from Harry Potter to Jane Austen, The Book Thief and Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), which is now a television show and will be marking off my book to television category later this year in another challenge.… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Book to movie: Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

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Books and Bites Book Bingo Travel Memoir: The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski

  A travel memoir is one area I wasn’t sure what I would find – but as with all my challenges, I have been finding fun and inventive ways to interpret the categories I thought I might struggle with. This time I am marking off my thirteenth square and gaining a BINGO for the first… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Travel Memoir: The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski

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Books and Bites Bingo Progress Report One – First Bingo

I should be doing this for each bingo line I hit – with the regular book bingo, it is being included in the relevant post. For this one with Monique, I am trying to update as I complete a line.   My first BINGO of the sheet is the top lime – which I actually… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Progress Report One – First Bingo