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Date registered: March 31, 2009

Latest posts

  1. Book around the World — January 1, 2014
  2. Review: Beijing Tai Tai by Tania McCartney — April 15, 2012
  3. Final Preparations for the 24-Hour Read-a-thon — April 10, 2010
  4. Books Bought – March 2010 — April 9, 2010
  5. Dymocks 2010 Booklover’s Best – Top 101 Books — April 9, 2010

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  1. But I Thought Everyone Read this Stuff… — 20 comments
  2. BTT: Sticky Books — 19 comments
  3. Booking Through Thursday: Unread — 14 comments
  4. BTT – Why do I have to choose? — 13 comments
  5. BTT – Pass the Brain Bleach Please — 12 comments

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Jan 01

Book around the World

**This list will now be updated at the Book Around the World Reading Challenge page**   Source: Bonnie Jacobs at Book Around the World Aim: To read a book set in each country of the world. The book may or may not be written by an author native to that country, but must convey something …

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Apr 15

Review: Beijing Tai Tai by Tania McCartney

I’m not in general a big fan of autobiographies, biographies and memoirs. My hesitation comes, perhaps, from a fear that I will find that I have nothing in common with the person in question – no point of contact or common interest that will enable me to relate their experiences to my own in some …

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Apr 10

Final Preparations for the 24-Hour Read-a-thon


With about 10 hours to go until the official Read-a-thon start, I’m just about ready. I’ve made a few last minute additions to my reading list and now have 11 books, one audio book and my uni notes to keep me occupied. My final list includes: Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales (audiobook) My Story: Who …

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Apr 09

Books Bought – March 2010

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Once again, my vow to not buy any books has been a dismal failure. Behold my list of Books I Shouldn’t Have Bought But Did from the past month. Thanks to Cindy from Cindy’s Love of Books for this book meme. The Very Worried Sparrow by Meryl Doney – I bough this sweet little book …

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Apr 09

Dymocks 2010 Booklover’s Best – Top 101 Books

So many books, so little time

Rebecca at Just One More Page just posted about the Dymocks 2010 Booklover’s List. I love a good list, probably because checking things off on a list makes me feel like I’ve somehow achieved something. I’m inclined to agree with one of the comments on Rebecca’s blog that not all of the books seem to …

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Apr 06

Book Review: Find Your Tribe by Rebecca Sparrow

Find Your Tribe by Rebecca Sparrow

Title: Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school) Author: Rebecca Sparrow Publisher: UQP ISBN: 978-0-7022-3772-0 Genre: teen issues (girls), life skills, humour Summary (from publisher website) Everybody knows high school can be tough, especially when: * your best friend behaves more like your worst enemy * the person …

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Apr 06

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon – April 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon - April 2010

Finally a Read-a-thon has fallen on a weekend when I didn’t have back to back commitments, so I’m excited about being able to take part this time. Since the Read-a-thon is based in the US, the 5am Saturday April 10th starting time equates to around 11pm Saturday night locally. Since I have a few commitments …

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Apr 06

Book Review – Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang

Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang

Title: Little Paradise Author: Gabrielle Wang Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 978-0-14-301147-7 Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Romance Summary (from Penguin website) As Mirabel watched him, she could not bear the thoughts creeping up on her.  JJ was in the Chinese army and his mission in Australia would one day be over.  Then she would be just like …

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Mar 18

More than Idle Chit Chat

More than Idle Chit Chat (The Conversation by Pissaro)

As a follow on from my recent post about there being more to life than chit chat, I thought I would start a new feature where I post about some of the great people that I do chat with regularly, especially the authors that I have had the opportunity to talk with. Rather than post …

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Mar 16

Book Review: To A Distant Land by Julianne Jones

To a Distant Land by Julianne Jones

Title: To A Distant Land Author: Julianne Jones Publisher: Ark House Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-92158-914-0 Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Summary (from author website) Wrongly accused and sentenced to seven years transportation, Katie Donovan is not the only one leaving behind everything familiar to travel to a distant land … On the journey Katie finds friends …

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