CHRISTMAS :: The Christmas Swap :: Sandy Barker

Christmas is coming and best friends Chloe, Jules, and Lucy are needing change… so swapping homes for the holidays could be the perfect present for all of them!Australian Chloe spends her Christmas in a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, England. She is totally star-struck when she discovers who lives across the road.Lucy, who has jetted off […]

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Kidlit :: Evie and Pog Take Off :: Tania McCartney

I have always loved kids’ books – we all know I am a bit obsessed with YA, and last year I read quite a bit of middlegrade. Now that my 6 year old has started reading we’ve been spending more and more time in the junior fiction section – there are so many gorgeous books […]

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Book Stack :: HERSTORY: Women Who Rebel

I love reading historical fiction, especially based around the lives of Australia women – regular women who did extraordinary things, and who have largely been written out of history. Harper Collins Australia (Harlequin Books) have published some of my favourite books of this type over the past few years, so when I saw they were […]

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Review :: The Postmistress :: Alison Stuart

Historical fiction centred around women is one of my favourite things to read, so I knew I had to take some with me on my Christmas week away. What I didn’t realise when I packed Alison Stuart’s The Postmistress was that a) it is set over summer, and b) it is set (in a fictional […]

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Review :: It Won’t be Christmas Without You :: Beth Reekles

This week’s Christmassy NetGalley-athon book is It Won’t be Christmas Without You by Beth Reekles. Here’s the synopsis (from Goodreads)… Eloise, a self-confessed Christmas obsessive, can’t wait for the big day. Devoted to her Michael Bublé playlist, she’s organising the school nativity play and even her gorgeous Grinch of a neighbour, James, can’t get her […]

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kidlit :: The Good Egg :: Jory John & Pete Oswald

The Good Egg is a super cute picture book from the creators of The Bad Seed. The good egg has been good for as long as he can remember. While the other eggs in his carton are kind of rotten, he always does the right, kind, and courteous thing. He is a verrrrrrry good egg […]

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