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message 1: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments I have just written my first review for the AWW2013 so I hope I am doing this right. I have just read All This Could End by Steph Bowe and you can check out my review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

or my website http://rlsharpe.wordpress.com/2013/03...


message 2: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Did you put it onto the AWW spreadsheet too Rochelle?

http://australianwomenwriters.com/201...


message 3: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Brenda wrote: "Did you put it onto the AWW spreadsheet too Rochelle?

http://australianwomenwriters.com/201..."


I filled out the form so I think it went through.


message 4: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Great news! I enjoyed your review:)


message 5: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments I'm glad you liked it.


message 6: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I just wrote my second review for the AWW2013. It was for the YA romantic contemporary 'Unlucky Break' by Kate Forster.
You can see my review here on goodreads at:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

or at my blog: http://rlsharpe.wordpress.com/2013/03...

Also if you think my blog is good you can vote for it in the people's choice award for Best Australain Blog 2013 : http://rlsharpe.wordpress.com/2013/03...


message 7: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I have just read my third book for this challenge, 'Museum of Thieves' by Lain Tanner. It was a charming fantasy for Middle grade readers. You can see my review over at my blog: http://rlsharpe.wordpress.com/2013/04...

or here on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 8: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I hope your reading is going well. I am loving this challenge. I just finished book number four 'Saving Francesca' by Melina Marchetta. A must read.
You can check out my review here on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

or on my blog: http://rlsharpe.wordpress.com/2013/04...


message 9: by Brenda (new)

Brenda A wonderful book, that one Rochelle!


message 10: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Brenda wrote: "A wonderful book, that one Rochelle!"

All of Melina's books are wonderful. She is one of my favourite authors.


message 11: by Rochelle (last edited May 07, 2013 06:12AM) (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I have just finished reading the amazing epic fantasy Winter Be My Shieldyou can read my review on my website

or here on goodreads


message 12: by Rochelle (last edited May 11, 2013 08:08PM) (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I just finished my sixth book for the challenge Sweet Damageby Rebecca JamesI absolutely loved it and I highly recommend it. You can read my review on goodreads here or on my blog


message 13: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone. I have finished book 7 and 8 for my challenge.

I just read Three summersby Judith Clarke you can read my review on my blog or here on goodreads.

I also read Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres you can see my review on my here or here on goodreads.


message 14: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone,
I have just finished my 9th book for the challenge Haze by Paula Weston

It is a must read for those who like paranormal YA. You can check out my 5 star review on my blog
or here on Goodreads.


message 15: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I just finished my 10th book for the AWW challenge. I have set my goal at 15, so I've almost reached it. I read The Heiresses by Allison Rushbyit was a gripping YA/NA historical family drama and is well worth the read for those who love the 1920's era.

You can read my review on goodreads here or on my blog.


message 16: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I just finished my 11th book for the AWW challenge, Between the Livesby the amazing Jessica Shirvington
This is a must read for loves of YA. You can read my review here on goodreads or on my blog


message 17: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone I just completed book 12 of 15 for my challenge. A read A Corner of Whiteby Jaclyn Moriarty. It is an amazing genre bending fantasy that is completely original and feels a lot like a contemporary so those who usually don't read fantasy should give this a go.

you can read my review here on goodreads or on my blog


message 18: by Rochelle (last edited Aug 10, 2013 10:53PM) (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I have completed book 13/15 of my challenge. I read the adult fantasy Black Sun Light My Way by Jo Spurrier
you can check out my review on my blog or here on goodreads


message 19: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I have also read book 14/15 of my challenge. I read The Piper's Sonby the amazing Melina MarchettaEvery book of hers that I have read I have loved and this was no exception. You can read my review on my blog or here on goodreads


message 20: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Hi everyone, I just read my 15th book by an Australian woman writer, completing my challenge! I just read Zac and Miaby A.J. BettsA 5 star YA contemporary that I highly recommend. You can check out my review on my blog or here on goodreads


message 21: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Congratulations Rochelle! Are you going to continue to read Aussie authors for the rest of the year (and beyond!)?


message 22: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Brenda wrote: "Congratulations Rochelle! Are you going to continue to read Aussie authors for the rest of the year (and beyond!)?"

Oh, yes! I love my Aussie books, and I'll continue to review them. I'm all for supporting Aussie writers, I truly believe we have some of the best in the world. Melina Marchetta is one of my all time favourites.


message 23: by Brenda (new)

Brenda I'm continually amazed and thrilled by our Aussie author talent Rochelle!


message 24: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Brenda wrote: "I'm continually amazed and thrilled by our Aussie author talent Rochelle!"

So am I. I don't read too many outside of YA, but I love the ones I do read. I can connect with an Australian book on a whole different level than with books set overseas.


message 25: by Brenda (new)

Brenda I've read a couple of great YAs in the last few days which I recommend Rochelle:

Akropolis by Catherine McCallum My review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Ben's Challenge by L.M. Visman My review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 26: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle (sharpewords) | 127 comments Brenda wrote: "I've read a couple of great YAs in the last few days which I recommend Rochelle:

Akropolis by Catherine McCallum My review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Ben's Challenge by L.M. V..."


Thanks for the links, I'll be sure to check them out :)


message 27: by Brenda (new)

Brenda No problems :)


message 28: by Ruth (last edited Aug 12, 2013 03:13PM) (new)

Ruth Bonetti | 2 comments Brenda wrote: "I'm continually amazed and thrilled by our Aussie author talent Rochelle!"

And what is even more exciting is to see the number and range of Australian authors published by our own publishing houses, Even Before Publishing, Wombat books and distribution through Light the Dark. Now that's enterprise!


message 29: by Ruth (last edited Aug 12, 2013 03:58PM) (new)

Ruth Bonetti | 2 comments I'm presently reading 'Burial Rites' about a woman condemned to death for murder in 1829 Iceland–a challenging topic and beautifully written. It's by Hannah Kent, the 20-something wunderkind Australian author who's taking the world by storm. I heard her speak at Byron Bay Writers Festival together with another interesting Aussie Jesse Blackadder whose book 'Chasing the Light' is now also on my bedside table. That's about the voyage of the first women to Antarctica. I am often inspired by the sheer excellence of writing by authors who are chosen to speak at such festivals for good reason. That these two books are by Australian women is a bonus.


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