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Date registered: March 31, 2009

Latest posts

  1. An Explanation (of sorts) — April 9, 2017
  2. Dear Son Starting High School — January 30, 2017
  3. Books Read – April, May and June 2016 — July 1, 2016
  4. It’s All About Perspective — June 1, 2016
  5. Books Read – March 2016 — April 1, 2016

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Apr 09

An Explanation (of sorts)

I’ve always loved words – books, reading, writing, conversations. Words in all forms have always fascinated me. Words have been my entertainment, my way of exploring the world, my comfort and my way of connecting. I’ve read widely, eclectically and voraciously. I’ve written professionally and for my own enjoyment. I’ve enjoyed conversations about a range …

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Jan 30

Dear Son Starting High School

When my older son started high school, I wrote a letter to him that was published on Happy Child. Two years later my daughter started Year 7 and I shared a letter to her here on my blog. Today, my younger son starts high school and I have once again been thinking about what words …

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Jul 01

Books Read – April, May and June 2016

Books read in May 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. It’s been a chaotic couple of months for me at home and my reading time has been all but non-existent. I’ve really struggled to concentrate when I’m reading, so I’ve concentrated on picture …

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Jun 01

It’s All About Perspective

Broken pottery

“Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee) I first read To Kill a Mockingbird when I was around 13 years old. Beyond the impact …

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Apr 01

Books Read – March 2016

Books read in March 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. READ IN MARCH 2016   Picture Books A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell (Little Brown & Company) Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (HarperCollins) In My Heart: A Book of Feelings …

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Mar 01

Books Read – February 2016

Books read in February 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. READ IN FEBRUARY 2016   Picture Books Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury) Echidna Jim Went for a Swim by Phil Cummings and Laura Wood (Scholastic) Smile Cry by Tania …

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Jan 31

Books Read – January 2016

These are the books I read in January 2016. Links in titles take you to reviews either here on Reading Upside Down or on Kids’ Book Review. READ IN JANUARY 2016 Picture Books (11) Nellie Belle by Mem Fox and Mike Austen (Scholastic) A Patch from Scratch by Megan Forward (Penguin Viking) Dream Little One, …

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Dec 31

Books Read – December 2015

Instead of posting a TBR list at the beginning of each month, I’ve decided to simply share a list of books I’ve read in a post at the end of the month. Posting a regular TBR list helped to get me back into the habit of reading more diversely, but I’m trying to minimise the …

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Dec 07

December TBR List

In an attempt at both organisation and motivation, at the start of each month I’m sharing a list of books I read during the previous month and a selection of titles from my TBR pile(s) that I would like to read during the coming month. November has been busy with school visits and other writing …

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Dec 04

Books Writers Read with Hazel Edwards

I am very pleased to welcome Hazel Edwards to Reading Upside Down. I have been delighted over the past couple of years to develop a friendship with Hazel via email and social media and more recently to have the opportunity to meet Hazel personally at the Writers in the Park festival in Sydney. Hazel’s There’s …

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