A short booklist of Scandinavian folklore

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, welcome to another week of epic fantasy and high drama. In this week’s post I’ll be giving you and your tween a selection of titles that have a distinct Scandinavian flavour to them. So, if you were looking forward to this post, then why not go ahead and press the button…

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Classic fairy tales vs. re-told tales

Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s discussion post. Having read quite a number of fairy tales over my years I recently found that there are those catalogued as re-told fairy tales or with the label ‘fractured’ or ‘adapted’ along with them. So I thought, why not read a few and see how they compare with the originals, well, the ones I remember anyway…

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Let’s enjoy a blended fairy tale series!

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week of January!! I hope you all had a fun-filled weekend of New Year festivities. My parents and I had a somewhat quiet one exploring a nearby garden and sculpture trail. This first week’s post is actually about a series of fantasy books I enjoyed a few years ago and maybe even blogged about a little. Well, there’s only one way to find out for sure, you need to click on the button below…

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Once upon a time a New Year began…

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Hi and welcome friends to January 2023!! This month my brother and I celebrate another birthday together and become ever so slightly older!! Summer has finally arrived in full swing and has brought hope for a pleasurable New Year. This month’s theme favours those of you who enjoy fantasy reads. To find out more you will have to press the button below…

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Hope in the mail by Wendelin Van Draanen

Hi everyone, I hope you all are enjoying the festive season and the holidays. This last week of the year has felt so rushed. I hope you all manage to get some downtime and have a moment to reflect on all you have achieved. When it comes to achievements, I used to think that if I hadn’t written anything original of my own then my writing goals haven’t been met. But I changed my thought process after I decided to read as much as I could on writing while I flex those specific muscles, literally. So, this last week I’ll leave you with a teen book on writing to get you started if you need a little something…

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Paper things by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen

Hi everyone, I hope you are counting down the sleeps towards Christmas like my two nieces. There’s always something unexpected under their tree for them. This week’s review post is a small story I found quite by chance. Unlike the majority of us the tweens in this read have struggles I found hard to fathom. 

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Reflections for the year 2022

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Hi everyone, this first week of December has arrived too quickly for my liking. Summer is always welcome but it has felt like summer since the end of October for us. I seem to have made it a habit to have a reflection post at the beginning of December, so, if you had been waiting for it, why not click below to see what I have to say…

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Another year ends…

Hi everyone, welcome to the last month of 2022. What a year it has been! Is it just me or did it feel as if this year has flown by faster than a speeding bullet! My nieces and nephew have grown a few inches and achieved several milestones themselves. I have some interesting news to share with you all, so go ahead and press the button below to find out more…

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Australian Teen Reads

Hi everyone, this week I’m featuring a couple of teen reads I found among my list with a cast of awesome teenagers. I tend to read more from the historical genre so the contemporary books I’d read to date are few and far between. I hope you enjoy the two I’m reviewing for you this week.

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Why Australia is a dream visit for me

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Hi friends, I hope November is treating you well. The weather is getting better here in New Zealand and the summer flowers are starting to bloom. Most people start planning for their Christmas break by now and Australia is a popular destination for most. In this post I’ll let you in on a secret of mine. Ever since migrating to New Zealand, Australia has been a place I’ve wanted to travel and explore more than any of the other Pacific Islands. To find out why, you’re going to have to commit and press the button below…

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