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St Mary’s School Fete

November 21, 2022

Yesterday, I did my first market in about four years! I had started looking to see what markets were happening & I stumbled across the St Mary’s School Fete. It was about 20 minutes from home and outdoors. In the past, I found that school fete’s were a great place …

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What I’ve Read – October

November 1, 2022

Today is the first of November as well as being the Melbourne Cup public holiday here in Victoria. Technically it’s just in Melbourne, but it was very quiet here in regional Victoria today. I didn’t get as much reading as I wanted to during October, however I did finish the …

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Birthday Book Tag

October 3, 2022

Today is my birthday! When looking for ideas for blog posts, I came across this book tag on the Zezee With Books blog. So, here goes. Where possible, I’ve chosen books I’ve read since my last birthday. Birthday Cake: A book with a plot that seems cliche, but you adore …

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What I’ve Read – September 2022

October 1, 2022

It’s the start of October, my birthday month! I know people say that I shouldn’t mark my birthday as an adult… but I don’t care. I like marking my birthday. During September, I didn’t complete as many books as I have lately, however I have made good progress on a …

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School Libraries are Important

September 15, 2022

Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on why public libraries are so important. Today, here are my thoughts on why school libraries are so important. I don’t have many memories of my primary school library, other than it being a fairly dim room full of books, however in secondary school, the …

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Libraries are Important

September 14, 2022

This morning on the radio, there was discussion about a local council wanting to reduce opening hours in some of their libraries. I picked up the phone and added in my two cents to the discussion. Public libraries are incredibly important to the community, even if many people don’t put …

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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