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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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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My favourite Australian tween reads

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this first booklist is going to feature a selection of my favourite Australian tween reads. I think I’ve featured a few of these before in older posts. Maybe the reason I keep coming back to them means they have more than what’s just on the cover! So, friends, are you ready to sample some interesting contemporary tween reads? Well, what are you waiting for, press the button below to start your journey…

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Let’s travel to Australia this November

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Hi everyone, I hope you are counting down the weeks until Christmas. I know I am! Mostly because at this time of year our days are longer and warmer as summer approaches. And with summer on its way, what better way to celebrate than travel a little ways with our reads!! This month I’ll be taking you to Australia! Don’t forget to stow away your bags in the overhead compartment before settling down to read this post…

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My family and the arts

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Hi everyone, this personal post is going to be a cracker of a read. This is one that will explain quite a few things people ask us all the time. How did you get into art? Were you always interested in making paintings? And my personal favourite: what exactly is scrapbooking? So, if you would like these answers along with a general curiosity, then why not go ahead and press the button below to find out more…

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A selection of art-inspired reads for tweens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, I hope October is treating you all well. I’m actually in the middle of a life change of sorts. Nothing too major but a bit busy with all that life throws at you at times!! This week is a selection of reads that have titles with art-inspired adventures of sorts. I hope you enjoy this little booklist!!

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Art and mystery with Deron Hicks

Hi everyone, this week’s post is celebrating a trio of reads by author Deron Hicks. The series is called ‘A Lost Art Mystery’ and features the works of some of the masters. Well, friends, if you have heard of this series then I guess it won’t be a surprise, but if you are an art lover and enjoy a good mystery, then why not press the button below to find out more…

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Migration tales with teens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, I hope September is treating you well. Here in New Zealand the cold weather and rains are finally slowing down as spring peeks around the corner. This last week’s post is the last booklist for this month with a selection of reads featuring teenagers as they move across regions in the world. When you’re ready, press the button below…

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