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Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

Once upon a time, the world was filled with people travelling across the world, from country to country, and basking in a variety of cultures and experiences. But one day, a nasty virus came and shut everything down. We had to hide away inside, and watch the world slowly change. When this travelling stopped so… Continue reading Literary Tourism: Travel in the Time of COVID

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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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Elephant Me by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Title: Elephant Me Author: Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Orchard Books Published: 26th May 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: $24.99 Price: 32 Synopsis: The empowering story of little elephant Num-Num, who discovers the importance of simply being YOU! From the creators of international bestseller and much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance. It's time for… Continue reading Elephant Me by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

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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

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Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) by Dominique Valente

Title: Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) Author: Dominique Valente Genre: Fantasu Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2nd May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The first book in the most spellbinding children's fantasy series of the year, now in paperback, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of… Continue reading Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) by Dominique Valente

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2020 ABIAs

Every year, the Australian Book Industry Awards are presented to various books published the year before. In the past week, the long list has gone up, and I have taken the following list from the Readings blog. Some of these I have read, and some I am hoping to read. I will not be able… Continue reading 2020 ABIAs

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Podcasts about Kids Books

  As I have been listening to lots of podcasts lately – all of them Australian-based – many of them have been about books. Whilst most have been geared at adult reading, there are a few that are about kids’ books. I have already spoken about Middle Grade Mavens, and in this post I want… Continue reading Podcasts about Kids Books

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Bookish Podcasts

In the last year, I’ve discovered podcasts, and the ones I mainly listen to revolve around books, history and popular culture. Because podcasts are generally short – usually no longer than an hour for the ones I listen to, I find them great to pop on whilst working or writing and just listen to them… Continue reading Bookish Podcasts

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Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

In 2019 I also participated in the Pop Sugar Challenge. I missed out on completing this by one, mainly because time just ran out and I never got to it. Below is my list of categories that I completed. I am thinking of trying a different one this year, as I feel the categories are… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

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The Case of the Wandering Scholar (Laetitia Rodd #2) by Kate Saunders

Title: The Case of the Wandering Scholar Author: Kate Saunders Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime/Mystery Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 1st October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his… Continue reading The Case of the Wandering Scholar (Laetitia Rodd #2) by Kate Saunders