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I blogged: Vote for your favourite New Zealand book . . .

Would you like to choose the winners in the 2015 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards? Be part of the Children’s Choice voting and have your chance to vote for the New Zealand books you think are the best. Children and teenagers across the…
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I blogged: Book review: Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens

Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens, Paper Road Press, ISBN 9780473315696, Ebook and print. I admit it, I’m an inveterate Pride and Prejudice fan. One of the things I like best about it is Austen’s almost absurd sense of humour, especially with her…
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I blogged: Radio book review no. 16 - Change the Way You Eat

Last week on MoreFM Waikato I reviewed Change the Way You Eat by Leanne Cooper. Now, diet books do not interest me but I actually really liked this book – take a listen to find out why!
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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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I blogged: Picture books for June 2015

Shine: A Story About Saying Goodbye by Trace Balla, Allen & Unwin, ISBN9781743316344, RRP $24.99 Oh god. Picture books can tug at the heart strings at the best of times but a picture book for kids to help them understand grief and loss, particularly of a…
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I blogged: Book blogging in New Zealand

Booksellers NZ have a great article by Elizabeth Heritage on their website about book blogging in New Zealand, including some comments from BookieMonster. If you’re looking for other great blogs to read or just to find out a bit about the book blogging…
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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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