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I blogged: Book review: Stroppy Old Women

Stroppy Old Women compiled by Paul Little and Wendyl Nissen, Paul Little Books, ISBN9780473258603, RRP $34.99 52 stroppy old women (one for every week of the year!) capture their thoughts on what’s wrong with the world and how it can be fixed. Stroppy Old…
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I blogged: Book review: The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head by Sue Copsey

The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey, ISBN9781494354411, Available in paperback or ebook Young adult books are ubiquitous these days but sometimes I feel like the traditional 8 – 12 year old children’s chapter book is being ignored. So it’s a…
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I blogged: Book review: Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN9780473319106, RRP $23 I find it quote odd that the global financial crisis of 2008 has its own acronym – the GFC. In my mind acronyms are an old-world corporate driven blight…
BookieMonster reviews a new New Zealand book, Credit in the Straight World by Brannavan Gnanalingam, published by Lawrence & Gibson.
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An interesting discussion happened on Twitter today regarding Witi Ihimaera’s Festival Foreword NZ Book Council address to open the Dunedin Readers and Writers Festival. The theme for the speech was “Where is NZ literature going?” but reading the…
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I blogged: An Interview with Nicky Pellegrino

New Zealand-resident author Nicky Pellegrino recently released her eighth novel, One Summer in Venice. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about the book, food and more for BookieMonster! One Summer in Venice features interesting and different…
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I blogged: Radio book review no. 13 - My Sunshine Away

For my 13th review on More FM Waikato (wow, 13!) I talked about My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. Listen here:
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I blogged: Book review: The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge

The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge, Penguin, ISBN9781405919197, RRP $30 I reviewed the first two books in M.J. Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace thriller series so I was keen to get my hands on this, the third. And I’m glad I did because it’s definitely a step up…
BookieMonster reviews The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge.
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I blogged: Radio book review no. 15 - Don't Think About Purple Elephants

In this week’s book review on MoreFM Waikato I talked about Don’t Think About Purple Elephants by Susan Whelan and Gwynneth Jones (Exisle Publishing).
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I blogged: Book review: One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino

One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino, Orion Books, ISBN9781409159452, RRP $34.99 Leaving one’s life behind to take time out in another country has to be one of the most enjoyable and popular fantasies for our modern day, so it’s definitely a credit to…
BookieMonster reviews One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino.
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Yes, it’s already May but these all published in April or earlier so I forgive me. :) The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, Nosy Crow, ISBN9780857633873, RRP $24.99 In the backyard of Princess Sophie’s house is a beanstalk and up…
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I blogged: Radio book review no. 14 - The Caretaker of Imagination

Yes, last week was time for me to talk on the radio again about another fantastic book – this time around I chose The Caretaker of Imagination by ZR Southcombe. The Caretaker of Imagination is a kids chapter book from a wonderfully talented New Zealand…
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I blogged: Radio book review no. 12 - Anzac Ted

Anzac Day is fast approaching, so on More FM Waikato I talked about a new book for kids, Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry.
BookieMonster reviews Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry on More FM Waikato.
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