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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett

Title: Gender Swapped Fairy Tales Author: Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett Genre: Fairy Tales, Literary Fiction Publisher: Faber/Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Imagine a world where kings prick their fingers as they sew, wolves wear heels, and princesses race to rescue sleeping princes... People have been… Continue reading Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett

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December 2020 Wrap Up post

December 2020 saw me reading my final 22 books for the year, bringing me to 239 for the year.  Of these books, three were rereads, and another was one that I chose not to review, and therefore not reviewed, and two were reviews that are for books coming out in January 2021 and will therefore… Continue reading December 2020 Wrap Up post

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Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh

Title: Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories Author: Oliver Phommavanh Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A crazy collection of funny short stories from the wacky mind of bestselling Thai-riffic! author, Oliver P, featuring characters who are all finding a way to step up and be brave. From… Continue reading Brain Freeze: 12 Deliciously Whacky Stories by Oliver Phommavanh

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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Isolation Publicity with Oliver Phommavanh 

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Oliver Phommavanh 

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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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Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I am starting to wrap up my reading challenges and getting my wrap-up posts done. First cab off the rank is for #BookBingo with Amanda and Theresa, wrapping up just before Christmas, with the rest to follow shortly or early in the new year. This year, I completed the… Continue reading Book Bingo 2019 Round Up and Intro to 2020

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The Silver Well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

Title: The Silver Well Author: Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins Genre: Historical Fiction/Short Stories/Fantasy Publisher: Ticonderoga Press Published: 22nd November 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 263 Price: $30.00 Synopsis: The Silver Well marks a milestone achievement for two best-selling legends of Australian fantasy, having both published their first novels in 1997. Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins… Continue reading The Silver Well by Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

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Zebra and Other Short Stories by Debra Adelaide

Title: Zebra and Other Short Stories Author: Debra Adelaide Genre: Fiction Publisher: Picador Published: 29th January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 326 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:A body buried in a suburban backyard. A suicide pact worthy of Chekhov. A love affair born in a bookshop. The last days of Bennelong. And a very strange gift for a… Continue reading Zebra and Other Short Stories by Debra Adelaide

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A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various

Title: A Very Murderous Christmas Author: Cecily Gayford (editor), Various Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Profile Books/Allen and Unwin Published: 28th November 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at… Continue reading A Very Murderous Christmas by Cecily Gayford (editor), Various