Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…

Christmas is only days away, the presents are wrapped and under the tree, cards sent and many lovely messages received. The turkey is cooked and sliced ready to take Christmas day to our family. I wish all my family, friends, … Continue reading

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Book review Kate by Kevin Burgemeestre….

Book Review by Jill Smith©Dec13 Title: Kate Author: Kevin Burgemeestre Publisher: Morris Publishing Kate is an awkward teenager getting over the tragic loss of her mother. Her idol is Frida Kahlo who she admires for her paintings and strength of … Continue reading

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Book reviews updates..

Added ‘The Help’ to Book reviews adults tab today… The Help by Kathryn Stockett Set in the 60’s when civil unrest was at its height, Martin Luther King was making his famous speech, and black Americans began to make a … Continue reading

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Last minute Christmas stocking ideas…

More Christmas Stocking fillers, books by prolific Australian authors… I loved ‘The Youngest Cameleer’ by Goldie Alexander, this is a YA’s book, a fictionalized story about Australian History through the eyes of a newly arrived Cameleer as he joins an … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking Fillers by great Australian authors and illustrators…

More Christmas Stocking Fillers by great Australian authors and illustrators… For the younger people, ideal gifts for grand children Kerry Brown ‘Can I Cuddle the Moon’ and ‘Poppy Wash’  delightful picture books for young children. I have read these … Continue reading

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