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The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 27m ago

Picture Book Perusal: The Sloth Who Came to Stay…

Today’s picture book is a beautifully rendered reminder about the amount that can be gained from being unhurried.  We received a copy of The Sloth Who Came to Stay by Margaret Wild and illus...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1d ago

Exit, Pursued by Smugglers: The Spectacular Spencer Gray…

If you are looking for a bit of adventure to spice up your life, delivered with a side order of cute furry marsupial then The Spectacular Spencer Gray by Deb Fitzpatrick is clearly what you ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2d ago

Bloomsbury Middle Grade Double-Dip: Dogs, Doctors and Doings for the School Holidays…

Seeing it’s the school holidays here in sunny (always, always sunny) Queensland, you should probably let your hair down and grab a tantalising treat to accompany your perusal of today’s doub...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 3d ago

Gabbing about Graphic Novels: Lint Boy

Today’s graphic novel pick is a bit of a hybrid for fans of fables and weird creatures.  We received Lint Boy by Aileen Leijten from the publisher via Netgalley for review and here’s the blu...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 4d ago

Fiction in 50 June 2017 Challenge!

It’s time once again for Fiction in 50, where payers attempt to create a story in fewer than 51 words based on a monthly prompt.  This month our prompt is… And I have titled my contribution…...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1w ago

Challenge Checkpoint #2: Halfway Through 2017

It’s halfway through the year already (*insert cliched statement about how time flies and where did the year go here*) and therefore it is time to review where I’m at with my various reading...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Meandering through Middle Grade: D-Bot Squad!

It’s time for a change from my usual middle grade fare as today I will be bringing you the first four books in a new series for reluctant male readers.  We received D-Bot  Squad books one to...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Bruce’s Shelfies: Christmas in (Almost) July!

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, so today I am going to provide you with a round up of titles that I have my eye on for the second half of the year….you know, in case ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Picture Book Perusal: The Secret of Black Rock

Today’s book is full of adventure and secrets, danger and hope and as such is the perfect winter read to snuggle up with.  We received The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton for review...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

A Life in Death: Timely, Absorbing and Not for the Faint of Heart (or Stomach)…

Call me a ghoul if you like (a gar-ghoul?) but I have come, late in life, to a deep and abiding interest in the work of those who are employed in the field of death management. I just made t...