What I’ve read – August 2020

September 1, 2020

Still in lockdown. We are very used to staying at home, though I’m glad we’re not currently living in Melbourne. We are also about to move house. Audiobooks have been keeping me sane while doing housework and packing boxes. There is still a lot of packing to do and the …

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What I’ve read – July 2020

August 1, 2020

We had a brief moment of reprieve from lockdown where I was able to go and visit my nephews and share some books with them. It was wonderful to be able to sit on the couch with them and read a story or three. I re-read a number of the …

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Year 12+ Writers Group

July 14, 2020

I have been running writers groups for young writers for about seven years now. The last few months, the group has been running online via Zoom. Recently, I had a request from one of my regulars to start a group for students 18 and over, as she was about to …

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What I’ve read – June 2020

July 1, 2020

Lockdown continues, and, once again, picture books and audiobooks played a big part in my reading. I enjoyed listening to Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. I enjoyed this one more than The Husband’s Secret. I started listening to A Witch Alone by James Nicol, the follow up book to The Apprentice Witch. Three …

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What I’ve Read – May 2020

June 1, 2020

Shutdown continued during May, although we’re getting much more used to being at home unless we absolutely have to go out. Life is calmer and settling into some sort of routine. I was able to finish listening to Cilka’s Journey on audiobook and started listening to Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. I …

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Learning for the sake of learning

May 4, 2020

I am one of those strange people who likes learning for the sake of learning. I get irritated when I see comments about kids not learning because they aren’t in school as I know that learning can happen anywhere! There are facts in my head that I have no idea …

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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