Tag Archives: Book Reviews

Camp NaNoWriMo update and book review

  Camp NaNoWriMo Day 18, sort of on track, I’m on the line with 29073 words tracking towards the 50000 words total. Since day 14 the last post of NaNo challenge: Jul 18, 2020, Not editing today, just writing. 800 … Continue reading

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More Book review updates

Here’s another quick update of books I’ve recently read, including a classic. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jun20 Title: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling I re-read this book that was one I had read to me as a youngster. I … Continue reading

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Book Reviews update

Here are a few of my recent Goodreads reviews. I’m reading lots this year and enjoying every page.  Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak review by Jill Smith This is a brilliant book. I feel like Markus Zusak carefully considered … Continue reading

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T C Bartlett picture books are amazing…

Book Review by Jill Smith©May2020 Title: It’s Music Time Author/Illustrator: T.C. Bartlett This story is told through the intricately crafted illustrations and minimal words. ‘Now don’t dillydally in the woods, young man, or you’ll be late for your music lesson.’ … Continue reading

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Somerset StoryFest has been cancelled

Usually, at this time of year I post the exciting list of authors sessions I intend to see. That was what was going to happen tomorrow. I was to see Ursula Dubosarsky, TC  Shelly, Jess Hill, Bruce Whatley (I was … Continue reading

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League of Llamas Book Reviews

Available from all good bookstores: visit www.penguin.com.au for more information. @AleesahDarlison @PenguinKidsAustralia @PuffinBooksAus   Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar20 Title: League of Llamas – The Golden Llama Author: Aleesah Darlison Award-Winning Author, Guest Speaker and Owner of Greenleaf Press http://www.aleesahdarlison.com Illustrator: Simon … Continue reading

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League of Llamas by Aleesah Darlison – I’m a winner!!

Thank you so much for offering to review the first instalment in Aleesah’s brand new laugh-out-loud series, League of Llamas Book 1: The Golden Llama. You’re one of the lucky prize winners – CONGRATULATIONS! The series is published by Penguin Random House Australia, with books 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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My year in books 2019 – part three

Seasons Greetings everyone, we’re getting closer to us enjoying wonderful family fun with our son, his wife and our darling granddaughters. This is part three of my year in books – Goodreads brief reviews or book blurbs. Fifty books is … Continue reading

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My Year in Books 2019 – Part 2

Merry Christmas Everyone, five sleeps to go till Santa arrives. I’m continuing my year in books – Goodreads brief reviews or book blurbs. Fifty books will require two more posts. Here’s part two, as they are long reviews, part three … Continue reading

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My Year in Books 2019 wrap up

This is my Goodreads year in books. I aimed to read 45 books having struggled to read 40 last year and I’m happy to say I managed to read 50 books and still have a couple more to go. These … Continue reading

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