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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

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The Worst Week Ever: Tuesday by Matt Cosgrove and Eva Amores

Title: The Worst Week Ever: Tuesday Author: Matt Cosgrove and Eva Amores Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Have you ever had a bad week? Justin Chase sure has. And this is it! He barely made it through Monday, but now it's ... Tuesday! His… Continue reading The Worst Week Ever: Tuesday by Matt Cosgrove and Eva Amores

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My Reading Journey February 2022

In February I read thirty books and have almost completed my reading challenges. I’ve hit my target for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. There are only a few books I haven’t reviewed – mostly books I have had to read for my work as a quiz writer haven’t been reviewed. I’ve read a variety of… Continue reading My Reading Journey February 2022

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A Rebel in Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

Title: A Rebel in Auschwitz Author: Jack Fairweather Genre: Biography Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages:  384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Occupied Warsaw, Summer 1940: Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative, accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interned at a new concentration camp, report on Nazi crimes, raise a… Continue reading A Rebel in Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

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Paris Takes Over the World: Welcome to New York, USA by Kyla May and Zanni Louise

Title: Paris Takes Over the World: Welcome to New York, USA Author: Kyla May and Zanni Louise Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Hi! I’m Paris. I write in my travel journal as I explore the world! Paris is off on a new adventure in… Continue reading Paris Takes Over the World: Welcome to New York, USA by Kyla May and Zanni Louise

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Meet Ella: Lost Book by Rebecca McRitchie

Title: Meet Ella: Lost Book Author: Rebecca McRitchie Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 48 Price: $7.99 Synopsis: From the world of the bestselling Ella and Olivia and Ella Diaries. • Meet Ella in her first year at school. • Simple vocabulary and large, easy-to-read font ideal for very… Continue reading Meet Ella: Lost Book by Rebecca McRitchie

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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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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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Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) by Emily Rodda

Title: Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 774 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: A stunning 21st Anniversary edition of the Deltora Quest books in one hardback collection. Emily Rodda is Australia’s number one fantasy writer for children. Cover artwork by Deltora artist Marc… Continue reading Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) by Emily Rodda