This is the 17th novel in the Cliff Hardy series. It is actually a memory of Cliff Hardy’s first detective case. It illustrates how tough the character must be to be able to survive and continue surviving through so many challenging cases. There are a few things I want to ...

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This book is the thirty year history of the famous icebreaker, the Aurora Australis. It was the first and only icebreaker of its kind to be made in Australia. It has a really exciting story, starting with the idea and going all the way to the end of its life. ...

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This is a Holocaust novel as opposed to a Holocaust memoir, biography or autobiography. Sved’s grandparents were caught up in the madness that was the Holocaust. They escaped and built a life, but before that they were mathematicians who met with other young Jewish mathematicians at a statue called Anonymous ...

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Writing James Gong: The Big Hit Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Distributor: New Holland RRP $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-925736-44-1 Paul Collins has supplied me with a few words talking about his new book James Gong: The Big Hit. I always a guest writer. Over to you, Paul… I originally got the idea for ...

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I have this love/hate relationship with Monkey Grip. It’s an iconic book and very important because of how it’s written, that it’s written by a female and that the author represents womanhood in a totally different manner to how womanhood had previously been represented in literature. And I love/hate it ...

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One of those books I picked up, without the song, at Continuum last year. I also used it for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020 for the Book with a colour in the title category. ‘Continuum is Melbourne’s annual fan run speculative fiction and pop culture convention’, I reckon it’s aimed ...

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Another book in the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. This book ticked off the ‘book with a red cover’ category for me. I’m loving this challenge, some of categories are rather vague and can be interpreted in a number of ways making it easy enough to find books to fit. I ...

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When I found this book I almost cheered. It’s a different book to what I thought it would be and I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing or not. It has some of my family stories in it and I kind of got the impression it would ...

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One of the reasons I love going to conventions such as Continuum is because you can browse the stalls and talk to authors directly. I try to still my inner fangirl and talk as if I’m not freaking out by talking to an author…sometimes this works. Wandering the stalls at ...

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Last week I was slightly distracted and completely forgot to write anything. I pulled out a book from my stack today only to find it’s one I read many weeks ago during winter, when it was rather cold. Winter? Cold? How strange… I feel I should have read it in ...

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