Book Haul – 31 July to 6 August 2020

Yesterday my Kindle cover decided it was time to make a break for it. I wasn’t aware that it had been silently judging me for using it so much, but it finally spat the dummy. The magnet in the half that holds the Kindle flew out at me when I opened the case. I guess even bookish things can think you read too much …

One of the wild birds I haven’t seen for almost a year showed up out of the blue two days ago. Two currawongs that had very recently both lost their right eyes arrived at almost the same time last year and after a few months one disappeared. I feared the worst but hoped they’d maybe just moved to a new area. One remained; they come in to say hi and have a feed a couple of times a week.

Now the one that’s been MIA is back and they have such a sweet nature. They even brought a new addition to the family to meet me. I probably say this all the time but it makes me feel so honoured whenever a wild bird trusts me. It makes me all gooey inside.

Word of the Week: aperçu. “A comment or brief reference that makes an illuminating or entertaining point.” (from lexico.com)

Bookish Highlight of the Week: I published my 700th blog post today! 😃

This week I reviewed:

Until next time, happy reading!


Book Mail

Best friends have become enemies. Lovers have become strangers. And deciding whose side you’re on could be the difference between life and death. For Eve and Lemon, discovering the truth about themselves – and each other – was too much for their friendship to take. But with the country on the brink of a new world war – this time between the BioMaas swarm at CityHive and Daedalus’s army at Megopolis, loyalties will be pushed to the brink, unlikely alliances will form and with them, betrayals.

But the threat doesn’t stop there, because the lifelikes are determined to access the program that will set every robot free, a task requiring both Eve and Ana, the girl she was created to replace. In the end, violent clashes and heartbreaking choices reveal the true heroes … and they may not be who you think they are.


Wolf Girl is back in the wild, but that doesn’t mean life is any easier for her and her loyal pack of dogs.

She has been searching for her family for a long time. Just when she feels she is close, the soldiers following her start to close in. Then Zip is injured and the pack has to slow down …

Who can Gwen trust? And how will she keep her pack safe while they are being hunted by dangerous enemies?

Does this spell disaster for the one and only Wolf Girl?


The minotaur will be recognised by his strength.

Kelly doesn’t believe in ancient prophecies. Then again, up until recently, she also didn’t believe a horn could grow out of her forehead.

Now the Collector is holding her mother hostage, and if Kelly wants to rescue her she needs to learn how to wield all the powers of the Unicorn. She also needs some help. 

She needs to find … the Minotaur.

Minh knows something epic is going on. For the last year, he has been getting stronger and stronger. He can pull a plough as well as any horse. He can lift cars.

But he has no idea that this is just the beginning …

Kelly and Minh will need to help each other if they are to have any hope of bringing down the Collector and rescuing the people they love.


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