Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And a Few More Wrap-Ups

Hosted by Joanne at Booklover Book Reviews
Dates: 1 January - 31 December, 2011
Objective: Read and review books written by Australian Authors

I signed up at the "Tourist" level, and read three books:
  1. Picnic at Hanging Rock. Joan Lindsay
  2. The Seance. John Harwood
  3. My Brilliant Career. Miles Franklin
Loved this challenge -- thanks so much to Joanne for hosting. The three books I read were some of my favorites from this year's reading, and a couple of them (Picnic at Hanging Rock and My Brilliant Career) had been on my TBR list for decades.

Hosted by Yvonne of Socrates' Book Reviews
Dates: 1 January - 31 December, 2011

I signed up at the "Snoop" level, and read six books:
  1. Whisker of Evil. Rita Mae Brown
  2. Malice in Miniature. Jeanne M. Dams
  3. Mrs. Malory and the Fatal Legacy. Hazel Holt
  4. Mrs. Malory and a Time to Die. Hazel Holt
  5. Quiet As a Nun. Antonia Fraser
  6. The Killings at Badger's Drift. Caroline Graham
Many thanks to Yvonne too, for hosting this one. I love mysteries, and while I didn't exactly cruise through the cozies for this, I still enjoyed all the books I read. Still trying to catch up on reviews (what else is new?), but I've included links to those that exist.

Hosted by Historical Tapestry
Dates: 1 January - 31 December, 2011

I signed up at level four ("Daring & Curious"), and committed to five books. Actually read seven:
  1. The Anatomy of Ghosts. Andrew Taylor
  2. The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead. Paul Elwork
  3. Mr. Chartwell. Rebecca Hunt
  4. Picnic at Hanging Rock. Joan Lindsay
  5. The Winter Ghosts. Kate Mosse
  6. The Seance. John Harwood
  7. Alice I Have Been. Melanie Benjamin
I had some misgivings about signing up for this one -- didn't think of myself as a fan of historical fiction; but as it turned out, I had a lot of fun with it. Thanks so much to Historical Tapestry for hosting.


  1. Wow, you did a great job with your challenges, unlike some people - namely me.

  2. Great job! I enjoyed Alice I Have Been...I see some I'd like to explore.

  3. Thanks for participating in the Aussie Author Challenge - am so glad you enjoyed the books you selected!


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