kidlit :: The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green :: Lisa Siberry

Ok, so I know that I’m not supposed to judge a book by its cover and all that, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I decided to read Lisa Siberry’s The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green 100% purely based on that gorgeous cover. I just can’t go past a cover with a clever redhead […]

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Sunday Stack :: #loveozya :: Gold Inky Longlist

I have previously written a bit about my love of literary prize lists – and how I always want to read ALL THE BOOKS on them (check out my post on the topic from this time-ish last year here), and given my love for Australian YA it is probably no surprise that the Gold Inky […]

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Library loans :: The Stella Prize Longlist

When the longlist for the Stella Prize – a major literary award for women’s writing in Australia – was announced I immediately logged onto my library account to start requesting some of the titles. I did pretty well – about 10 days later and my loans for 4 of the fiction titles are in already! […]

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#loveozya :: Untidy Towns :: Kate O’Donnell

After spending a long time reading mostly YA fantasy, and thinking contemporary YA wasn’t really for me, I’ve been LOVING some of the Australian contemporary YA I’ve read this year, and now want to read it ALL! In particular, contemporary #loveozya set in rural areas is really hitting the spot (I grew up in rural […]

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Sunday stack :: More award longlists and ALL the award list FOMO

It’s awards list season here! A couple of weeks ago the Stella Prize longlist was announced (I wrote a bit about it here) and the shortlist comes out on International Women’s Day (March 8), along with the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Aurealis Awards shortlist was released a few weeks ago […]

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Sunday stack :: The Stella Prize longlist

Kind of a mini stack tonight – I have a bunch of books to talk about, but only these three in my hands. These are books that have been longlisted for The Stella Prize, a literary award for Australian women’s writing – both fiction and non-fiction – you can read more about it on the […]

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