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Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James

Title: Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories Author: Anna James Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 8th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Third in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship – and cake.Strange things are happening.… Continue reading Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James

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The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second title in this breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling Scarlet and Ivy series.Violet Veil is ready for her next… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

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A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

Title: A Three Dog Problem Author: S.J. Bennett Genre: Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The second book in the delightfully clever mystery series following Queen Elizabeth II as she secretly solves crimes alongside her royal duties. In the wake of a referendum which has… Continue reading A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

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December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

In December, I read twenty-five books, some of those were books for quiz writing and others were 2022 releases that I decided to read, review and schedule the post for so I don’t fall behind. As a result, these reviews are not included but the books themselves are. I have also completed all my challenges,… Continue reading December 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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Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: The London Thief Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella and Grace are off to London to represent Eden College in an international art competition. They’ll be staying in a proper English boarding school, and their art will… Continue reading Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

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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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The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

Title: The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:$14.99 Price: 192 Synopsis: There's a new girl in Ella's class and she is all kinds of mean. Even though Ella tries to give her a chance, she is making life difficult for… Continue reading The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

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Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: High Voltage Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What happens when you know that family must come first but there are others in desperate need of help? When danger lurks around every corner? After a tumultuous school term, a… Continue reading Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

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Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

Title: Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: From the talented author of Whimsy and Woe comes the final title in the series about Cora, an orphan who could be magical! The… Continue reading Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor