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The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 3d ago

Bruce’s Shelfies: DNFs with Potential…

A while ago I decided to take on a DNF (Did not finish) default policy for all books that came across my path, inspired by this post by Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings blog.  As a resul...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 4d ago

Bruce’s Picture Book Round-Up: Caves, Adopted Dinosaurs and Grumpy Frogs…

Today’s picture book round up is a collection of wild and wacky stories for those who look forward to the unexpected.  Lassos at the ready to rope in a fun new read! I Will Love You Forever ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 4d ago

Meandering through Middle Grade: A Different Dog…

I’m back with another Paul Jennings new release today, courtesy of Allen & Unwin.  A Different Dog felt like a big departure from Jennings’ typical work, despite the fact that the twist in t...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 6d ago

An Unexpected Top Book of 2017 Pick: It’s All A Game

I can honestly say that today’s book came out of left field as a Top Book of 2017 pick, andI never expected to be so absorbed and engaged by a book about the history of board games.  We rece...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1w ago

Fiction in 50 April Challenge 2017 #Fi50

Welcome to our March challenge for Fiction in 50!  If you’d like to join in, simply create a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 words inspired by our monthly prompt, then link your ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Fi50 Reminder and Double Dip Review

It’s that time of the month again – Fiction in 50 kicks off on Monday!  To participate, just create  a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 words and then add your link to the comment...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Meandering through (Aussie) Middle Grade: The Turnkey…

Today I’ve got the final book in my recent run of World War II related reads, with The Turnkey by Aussie author Allison Rushby.  We excitedly received this one from Walker Books Australia fo...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Adult Fiction Mental Health Novel “In Two Minds”…and I am.

I couldn’t resist the lure of a new novel featuring mental illness and its effects, from one of Australia’s leading psychiatrists, no less, and so here we are today with In Two Minds by Gord...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2W ago

Library Larks: A Graphic Novel and a Picture Book after my own heart…

It’s the first rule of book reviewing that when you are suffocating under a pile of books for review and finding less and less time to get to the review pile, the first thing you should do i...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2W ago

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds!  This hop runs from April 15th to 30th and my giveaway is open internationally, provided the Book Dep...