Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019

December 22, 2018

The last few years, I’ve used the PopSugar reading challenge as a way to expand the books I’ve been reading. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’m taking part in the Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge again this year. Below are the topics and I’ll update the book I read for each one …

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Last minute gift ideas for book lovers

December 21, 2018

Christmas is only a few days away. You may be completely organised, or you may be running out to find Christmas gifts at the very last minute. Book lovers are quite easy to buy for, however if you’re stuck, here are few ideas. Books – This may seem obvious, however …

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12 Days of Christmas 2018

December 18, 2018

  Did you know, the 12 Days of Christmas are between December 25 and January 5? I only learned this recently. For fun, I’ve decided to help us all kickstart our creativity with a 12 Days of Christmas gift to you. All you have to do is sign up below …

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A little book secret for Christmas

December 7, 2018

It may not come as a surprise that one of my favourite places to shop is a book shop. My kids have become used to receiving books for Christmas, and I have a great time choosing books for them. I have also found that giving my kids books is my …

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What I’ve Read – November 2018

December 1, 2018

I can’t believe it’s December already! Looking at my GoodReads list, I read quite a few books during November, including some that aren’t on GoodReads. The first book I read was Trace by Rachael Brown. This is the book based on the Trace podcast, one that my 16 year old …

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A bookish Advent

November 30, 2018

Tomorrow is the start of advent, the count down to Christmas. There are many different ways families count down, the most popular is an advent calendar of some sort, often involving chocolate. In recent years, I’ve seen some ideas for advent calendars involving books, and have had a few ideas …

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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