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What I’ve Read – August 2019

September 1, 2019

The year is flying by. August was full of many long drives for various reasons. I love the Borrow Box app on my iPad and I downloaded a number of eBooks to listen to on these drives. I listened to Mr Bambuckles Remarkables Fight Back and Mr Bambuckles Remarkables Go Wild by …

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What I’ve Read – July 2019

August 1, 2019

I have been able to read!! If you’re a booklover and haven’t been able to read for a while, you will understand my joy. I still have to take it easy, but I’ve been reading more. Ella and Mrs Gooseberry by Vikki Conley and Penelope Pratley is a delightful picture …

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What I’ve Read – June 2019

June 1, 2019

Thankfully, life started to settle, although I still didn’t read as many books as I wanted to. It seems as though I started a lot of books but I didn’t finish them! I really enjoyed Rusty, Buster and Patch versus the Opera, and Erratically Epic by Adam Wallace. Both of these …

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What I’ve Read – May 2019

June 1, 2019

During the month, I was diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, also known as IIH. Unfortunately, one of the effects of this condition, at least for me, is that I have an almost constant headache and have trouble reading! Not much reading happened this month. I read the most amazing picture …

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Writing Folio

May 13, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, my parents gave me some boxes of items that had been stored at their place since I finished school. In one of the boxes were some stories I had written when I was in high school, as well as my Communication project. This got me …

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Reflections on Reading

May 10, 2019

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about kids books and why I write the sorts of books I write. They are mostly realistic fiction, even my fantasy books have an element of realism. They aren’t epic adventures, and are often about kids discovering their own power. The first book I …

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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