The sequin star by Belinda Murrell

Hello all, for this last week I’ve selected a time-slip adventure that will take you on a wild ride. Yes, time-slip month is about to end!! I must confess now, this is one of my favourite themes!! Be prepared for this one with plenty to snack on and possibly some tissues on hand!

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Seven stories up by Laurel Snyder

Hi everyone, winter is making her voice heard here in the picturesque corner of Auckland I call home. How I wish I could be with my sister in England as she welcomes summer!! This next title is actually a summer read but our young heroine finds herself slipping back in time to when her gra… Woops!! Sorry…I’m doing it again!! Will you be brave and find out what happens next?

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The Blitz next door by Cathy Forde

Hi everyone, I hope this month has brought you a new wave of appreciation for this new world around us. It sure did for me as I got to see the seasons change in a lovely part of Auckland I hadn’t lived in before. This next time-slip book is an interesting title that takes you to Scotland and… well, I won’t say anymore because that would spoil it for you!! Have a read and find out for yourself!!

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Bridge of time by Lewis Buzbee

Hello all, this first post is about a really interesting title that grabbed me from the front cover to the end. Don’t you think that image is mesmerising? I tried to see between the two and failed, which in turn led me to read the book and fall in love with our two heroes instead. Have a read and see if it happens to you!

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Adventure reads and the final frontier

Hi everyone, can you believe that January is almost over?! I turned a year older this month along with my brother. Coincidentally, for those who were wondering, he and I share a birth date as well as month!! Moving on to books, the trilogy of reads I am featuring today is a set I found quite recently and pounced on. Adventure, romance, secret societies, evil geniuses and even a hint of space exploration await you in these reads if you dare to read on…

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So you like dystopian fiction…

I hope you enjoyed the featured series of reads this week. Old Harmonie sounds familiar doesn’t it. For me it brought back memories of The Giver by Lois Lowry, the movie that is. I have read the entire quartet and it gave me quite a lot to think about. Mostly my thoughts centred on how amazing of a writer Lois Lowry was to create a unique world in those books and sparked our imagination into captivating us with her words. As a librarian I understand the need when young readers come and ask for the popular books but I prefer to direct them to those authors who have similar books with, at times, better stories and characters. 

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An interesting twist on dystopian fiction

Hi everyone, this week’s review post is about an intriguing set of books I found by an amazing author. If you are someone who enjoys dystopian fiction with an extra tingle to it, why not try these tween reads to get yourself immersed into this amazing genre!!

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History and SciFi collide in these reads

Hi everyone, I hope the New Year is treating you all well. For those in the US or UK, so sorry for the cold weather. Here in NZ, summer has reached a steady rise. My next post for January features a trilogy of SciFi reads. You will meet up with a cast of contemporary characters and will need to be prepared to have your perception of science knocked up on its head!! I will let you decide if you like it or not, but, a small spoiler; I loved them all!!

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A supernatural infused SciFi series

Hi and welcome to January’s first review post!! I thought I’d start this month with a series of books I had read some time ago. These stories had me gripped from the beginning and rekindled my interest in Science Fiction as a genre. Not that it had died away, just gone into hibernation for a decade or two. So if you enjoy, blended tales of fantasy and sci fi, read on.

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Welcome to 2020

A new decade begins…

Welcome everyone to this new year and new decade!! They say that a new decade brings things into perspective; for me, it’s actually happened. As of a few weeks ago I changed my address for the second time in twelve months!! This new place makes my commute to work a bit longer but sometimes it’s worth it. I get to wake up to some amazing views and fresh crisp air that only trees in a forest gives! 

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