An eclectic mix for this March

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Hi everyone, this month’s posts will be a mixture of posts with no common theme between them. I hope you don’t get disappointed but my prep time was plagued with some health issues which put all of my planned posts on hold. I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve selected instead…

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Adult reads vs Adapted Younger Reads

Hi everyone, I hope this month of February is treating you better than me. Having to endure some health issues over the last month or so has left me a bit behind in preparing my posts. So, please forgive me if the next few posts seem to have less body to them. In saying that, this week I’ll be discussing the advantages of reading adaptations of adult books more suitable for younger readers.

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Books vs movies: Miss Mahee’s top ten

Yes, you read correctly. This week’s post will feature my top ten best books turned into movies. I won’t be delving too deep into my reasons because I’m sure by now you all know that I prefer to read rather than watch movies of literary works. So reader, are you ready to venture below and find out the contenders for this list?

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A little bookish this February

Hi everyone, this month I’m going a little bookish!! Yes, you read that right. The whole of February will have bookish related topics for every week. So folks, if you were after something to tickle your inner bibliophile, this is the month to get stuck into…

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My favourite contemporary sister-brother stories!

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Booklists for you

Hello and welcome to 2022!! My first proper post is a book list with a few of my favourite sibling reads featuring an older sister and younger brother. These books will hopefully transport you to the lives of some very special characters. I hope you and your tween enjoy the selection I have set out for you below. Enjoy your reading!!

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Welcome to January 2022!

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Hi everyone, welcome to a brand new year!! 2022 seems to have come far too soon in my opinion. Most of my resolutions from last year have followed through to this one and I’m going to try my hardest to complete them!! However, this month’s posts won’t have anything to do with New Year’s resolutions or reflections. It will be about a special relationship I have!! To find out more why don’t you click on the button below… 

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My holiday reads over Christmas

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Hi everyone, I hope your Christmas was a happy one!! Mine was filled with food, family, and so much sunshine!! Mind you, I am working through this year, so I won’t be having any sleep-ins until mid-January when I do take a short break. You’re probably wondering what exactly my post is about on this last week of the year. Well, I thought I’d share with you the genre of adult books I prefer to read over the Christmas season.

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My favourite tween Christmas stories

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week’s booklist post will give you my favourite Christmas stories for tweens!! These are titles that I have enjoyed from my younger years through to my years as a librarian. So why not put aside your decorating for a few minutes and have a read of this list and see if you have similar tastes…

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Welcome to December 2021

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Reflecting on this year…

Hi everyone, summer has definitely arrived here in New Zealand. The pohutukawa tree in front of my father’s house has bloomed signaling the beginning of the season. Work is well under way in my library as restrictions ease and the kids are excited for Christmas!! Instead of focusing on a theme for this month I thought I’d give a mixture of festive reads along with some reflective writing on how the year has gone for me!!

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True stories of strong young women

Hi everyone, this last week of November heralds the beginning of summer for us here in Auckland. To end this month featuring mighty girls and strong women I bring you a post on a selection of true stories of inspirational and strong young women. You better get some tissues handy with a comfortable seating position as these might render some strong emotions…

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