Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman

Hi everyone, this week is a review of an ebook I read over lockdown last year. This week’s selection is actually a teen read with stories that have a culinary theme running through them. However friends, beware… for this is not an ordinary book… but one of… well… why don’t you click below to find out…

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Let’s enjoy food this June

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Hi everyone, this cooler month of June I will be featuring books on food and cooking. Two words I thought would not be popular with tween readers; but the ones I found were all quite quirky and interesting that I felt I had to share it with you. So, if you want to find out more, click below to see what’s in store for you this month…

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Hi everyone, welcome to the last post for May. This week’s review post features a teen read that kept popping up on all sorts of book lists when I was researching this month’s theme. With mature themes and content, this is one of those that will surely be tagged as a ‘Modern Classic’!! Have a read of my review below…

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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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History, mystery and more

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week of my favourite tween genres. Historical fiction!! Yes, I will be taking you on a journey back in time, to almost all corners of the globe to meet some brave, smart, and unique heroines. Hope you enjoy this selection of reads!!

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April is for Graphic novels

Hi everyone, welcome to the month of April. The seasons are changing here in New Zealand, and after a couple of scary lockdowns here in Auckland, life is slowly returning to working pace. As my title suggests I plan on showcasing titles that have been made into graphic novels this month. For those who enjoy this popular format, this month is all for you!!

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My thoughts on book covers

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Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s blog post. Unlike the reviews and personal posts I’ve been writing in the past, this one will take a different approach and style. As my title states, in this post I will be discussing all things to do with ‘book covers’!! Yes, that’s right, this book blogger is about to take you on a journey into her fascination with book covers…

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Book covers for March

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Why you should judge a book by it’s cover

Hi everybody, this month has a ‘bookish’ theme to it. I aim to delve into the topic of book covers. I know, it doesn’t sound quite ‘literary’ to hardcore bibliophiles, but I’m sure you wonder if my choice of reads are dependent on their covers. You might be right, or…maybe you should read ahead to find out my reasoning…

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December is for libraries and all things literary

Hello and welcome all to the last month of 2020!! We actually made it! Hands up if you still feel you’re in July! Everyone at my work is lamenting the fact that we didn’t feel the time passing us by but we just had to look around at all that we had accomplished to realise the year is actually coming to an end. I know you’re wondering what exactly does that title mean up there….

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