Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Reading Challenges Update 2

I've been having fun with my 2015 Bingo Reading Challenge!

The hunt has been on for books to fit the categories and for some of them I still haven't figured out with book to read, but that's okay because it's still early in the year.

So the books for the next squares are:
  • Makes you cry: Not My Will by Francena H Arnold
  • Has a child main character: Swallow Me, Now! by Melissa Gijsbers
  • Is a classic you've never read: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
I'm currently reading one more (you'll have to wait for my next update), but then I'm all out of ideas, at least for now.


I've also made a little progress on my 2015 TBR Pile Challenge.

3 more books have been read for this with another in progress and one about to be started.

  • Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke
  • It's Just You and Me, Lord by Marion Stroud
  • The Spotlight of Faith by Bill Crowder
This takes me to 6 of 18 read - I'm 1/3 through the pile related to the challenge. My TBR pile did grow recently with a purchase of books during a recent sale at my favourite book store.

Monday, 2 March 2015

ACRBA Tour - Swallow Me, Now! by Melissa Gijsbers

2 - 6 March 2015
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Swallow Me, Now!
(Lilly Pilly Press, October 2014)


Melissa Gijsbers

About the Book:

All Sam wants to do is to fit in at her new school. Feeling alone, and desperately trying to find her place in the world, she concocts an AMAZING story - BUT it backfires on her, and she becomes known as the 'Evil Genius's Daughter!' Can her life get any worse?

About the Author

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

My Thoughts:

This is a book I would definitely recommend for you to share with your children if you are trying to address the issue of bullying. It is also a good one for thinking about children who are coming to a new school and the things they are affected by, particularly those who have come from other countries.

I look forward to reading the next book in Melissa's Green Oaks Primary School series.