Thursday, 31 December 2015

Reading Challenge Update - 2015 Final

I didn't quite finish the pile. Just one book left, but it won't get finished. It is also a carry over from the 2014 Challenge. Some times I don't think I'll ever finish it, but it's actually a really good book.
I'm happy that I got most of the books read.

I won't be doing a TBR Pile Challenge in 2016, but maybe one day if my TBR pile gets some on there for a long time again.


Now this challenge I did finish! Some books were hard to choose, but I did have fun.

I've given updates through the year, but I thought it would be fun to list them all here now.

  • Takes place in your state or country: In All These Things by Marjorie Buckingham
  • Makes you cry: Not My Will by Francena H Arnold
  • You loved as a child: The Circus Collection by Enid Blyton
  • Your best friend recommends: Knowing God by David Egner
  • Has a great cover: Ghost Writer by Rene Gutteridge
  • Features someone who shares your eye colour: The Promise by Jane Peart
  • Is over 500 pages long: The Bible
  • Begins a series: Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon
  • Is in a genre you don't normally read: The Land Uncharted by Keely Brooke Keith
  • Has a child main character: Swallow Me Now by Melissa Gijsbers
  • Takes place in your favourite time period: My Brother's Crown by Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould
  • Is written by an author you've never heard of: Andrew Murray: Destined to Serve by Olea Nel
  • Was made into a movie: The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  • Reminds you of someone you love: Sisterchicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Includes a Christmas scene: The Christmas Joyride by Melody Carlson
  • Is a classic you've never read:  Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
I'm still figuring out if I'll be doing any reading challenges for 2016, but if I do choose to do any I'll post it in the next few days.
Happy New Year and happy reading!

Monday, 7 December 2015

ACRBA Tour - Star! Stable! Saviour! by Cameron Semmens

6 - 10 December
is introducing

Star! Stable! Saviour!
(Wombat Books 1 December 2015)


Cameron Semmens

About the Book:
“Forget the kids! It was me who loved this in our house. OK the kids did too!” – Sally Smith
The traditional Christmas story has been told and re-told for nearly two thousand years – but never quite like this. Poet Cameron Semmens’s quirky and alliterated re-telling of it in Star! Stable! Savior! brings a totally fresh perspective on the ancient Christmas story.

Originally published in 2007 under the title The Story of The Star, The Stable and The Saviour, the book sold out after only a few years. Now it’s back with a fresh, punchy new title.

About the Author

Cameron Semmens is a poet, entertainer and poetry educator with 15 books to his name. He makes his living through words: performing, running workshops and book design. He lives in the Dandenong Rangers with his wife and two children.

My Thoughts:
This is a funny take on the Christmas story ... and a real tongue twister!!
A good idea for the kids in your life who have already heard the Christmas story a million times and can probably tell it better than you can!