My Picture Book Collection

January 30, 2021

I have a collection of picture books. It didn’t start out as a collection, just books to share with my kids, however, it has grown over the years. It was in 2012 when I started collecting picture books for me rather than the kids. I was writing a princess book …

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Reading Challenges – 2021

January 27, 2021

A few years ago, I started doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge as a way to start reading outside my comfort zone, as well as doing the GoodReads reading challenge. While the PopSugar challenge has fallen by the wayside the last couple of years, I have kept up with the GoodReads …

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What I Read – December 2020

January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe it’s the first day of 2021. As predicted, my son working in a book shop has been dangerous! Although it was also amazing to be able to give him a list of books for Christmas gifts so he could do shopping for me, …

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What I Read – November 2020

December 1, 2020

November has been and gone, only one month left of 2020. I made some great progress on my To Be Read pile, reading books that I won through Booktober Fest from Imani the Author, books my nephew leant me, and more. My older son got a job in a book …

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12 Days of Christmas 2020

December 1, 2020

Did you know, the 12 Days of Christmas are between December 25 and January 5? I learned this a couple of years ago after spending years thinking it was the first 12 days of December!! For fun, I’ve decided to help us all kickstart our creativity with a 12 Days …

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What I’ve Read – October 2020

November 1, 2020

We are getting settled in our new house and most of my books are unpacked. There is something about having bookshelves bursting with books that makes a house a home. October was a very exciting month as I published an amazing anthology by young Australian authors called Something Funny Happened on …

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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