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What I’ve Read – February 2019

March 1, 2019

This year is going way too quickly, March is already here. February was a good month for reading, especially picture books. I finished reading A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski. It took me a while to get into it, but once I got to know the characters, I really enjoyed …

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What I’ve Read – January 2019

February 1, 2019

One month down already! January was really hot, with record temperatures. It was also full of appointments for my son and trying to get things organised to kick-start the year. I have set my goal on GoodReads at 50 books for the year, however I’m already 4 books ahead of …

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Mystery Box Magic – In the Dark!!

January 24, 2019

Today was one of the more interesting workshops I’ve run… the power went out about half way through the workshop! This was the school holiday workshop at Monash Public Library in Mount Waverley, a regular group I’ve been working with for the last few years. School holiday workshops are usually larger …

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Story time in Heyfield

January 19, 2019

Today I had a wonderful time at the Heyfield Wetlands doing story time as part of their Kids Fun Day. I haven’t done a story time like this before, so it was a bit of an adventure. I raided my Picture Book shelf for some of our favourite picture books …

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What I’ve Read – December 2018

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe 2018 is over, and I read over 100 books during the year! My original goal for 50 books and I totally smashed it. In the busy-ness of the season, I wanted to read a number of shorter books, so I raided my son’s …

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Successes for 2018

December 30, 2018

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, …

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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