Category Archives: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012

2012 – Wrapping up the Australian Women Writers Challenge

I signed up for the highest of the three levels of the inaugural Australian Women Writer’s Challenge which required me to read and review 10 books written by Australian women. I also agreed to ‘dabble’ with genres which meant reading more … Continue reading

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Taking on the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2013

I must have had some kind of psychic foreboding that 2012 was not going to be an easy reading year for me as I only signed up for one reading challenge rather than the half-dozen or more of recent years. … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – May 2012

2012 is turning out to be a very slow reading year for me as May was another month where I read far fewer books than I would normally do.  My evenings have been spent getting ready for moving house rather … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – April 2012

After a couple of months of fairly ordinary reading I seemed to hit my stride again in April, in quality at least if not quantity. As I gushed about on the weekend my book of the month is Australian author … Continue reading

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An update, and some gushing, on the Australian Women Writers challenge 2012

After several years of signing up for multiple reading challenges this year I wanted a break but felt compelled to join the Australian Women Writers challenge. After all if I, as an Australian woman reader, can’t support this particular cause … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – March 2012

The upside of the fact that my February reading slump well and truly leached into March is that I don’t have quite so many finished books from which to make the difficult choice of book of the month. However Australian … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – February 2012

Before I hit my reading slump in the second half of February I did read THE CALLER by Karin Foussm which I thought an outstanding novel. It is about a small community in Norway where a teenage boy starts playing … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – January 2012

I struggled to choose a single book for the month, feeling like there were several books equally deserving of the title. But in the end I’ve decided on Sulari Gentill’s MILES OFF COURSE which I finished two weeks ago but … Continue reading

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Dabbling in writing by Australian women #2

In trying to involve myself in the community component of the Australian Women Writers Challenge (not just the reading and reviewing) I’m doing a semi regular round-up of reviews and other discussion posts that have caught my eye. Elizabeth Lhuede … Continue reading

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Dabbling in writing by Australian women #1

Because I’ve only signed up for one reading challenge this year I feel I have enough time to check out what other participants are reading and saying about their challenge experience which is something I’ve been pretty slack about in my reading … Continue reading

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