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  • Book Review – Initiate (Palace of Fires #1) by Bill Bennett

    Acclaimed writer Bill Bennett unearths a new satisfyingly dark and entertaining series in ‘Palace of Fires’. The debut novel in the series–‘Initiate’–follows the story of Lily Lennox, a teenage girl living with her single mother on a farm on the outskirts of San Francisco, California. Lily’s seemingly normal and idyllic life, however, is thrown into …

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  • Book Review – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

    The trials and tribulations of an English upper class noble are thrown into increasingly dangerous–but equally hilarious–lengths in American author Mackenzi Lee’s novel ‘The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue’. The story centres around Lord Henry Montague as his affluent father sends him away on a Grand Tour throughout Europe with his sister and close …

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  • Book Review – The Tell by Martin Chatterton

    The absolutely electrifying Australian crime novel ‘The Tell’ by Martin Chatterton weaves a wickedly satisfying tale of Raze Tanic, an upper-class Sydney student whose family-run an illustrious crime ring in the heart of the Australian city. Raze has everything he could ever want, except the relationship with his father, who has been jailed in a …

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  • Book Review – Angel Mage by Garth Nix

    Angel Mage–written by Australian high fantasy laureate Garth Nix–introduces readers to the city of Ystara, a land in which angels, demons, musketeers and magicians all live among one another. Throughout the land, skilled individuals enchant and produce icons, which have the power to summon specific angels to aid with daily tasks and civil battles with …

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  • Blak Lives Matter in Australia

    A dear Indigenous friend once said to Kristen that there is absolutely no excuse in this day and age that any Australian should be ignorant to the history of our country nor the racism that exists. At that time, Kristen heard her, but it took a while to absorb, she honestly thought that while some …

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  • Macedon Ranges Wide Delivery + Front Door Pickup

    Squishy Minnie is re-introducing weekly deliveries to the entire Macedon Ranges (and continuting our free bi-weekly delivery in Kyneton)! Starting May 25th, the Macedon Ranges will be covered by our delightful team delivering books far and wide by foot, bike, horseback (yes, horseback!) and car. Kyneton will continue receiving free deliveries on Wednesday and Saturday …

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  • Squishy Minnie and COVID-19

    Hello delightful Squishy book lovers, We are making some decisions here at Squishy to minimise the impact and transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Starting from 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) we will be moving online and keeping our little shop closed for the time being. For people in the Macedon Ranges we will do free delivery and …

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  • Book Review – 1984 by George Orwell

    In 1984, one of modern literature’s most celebrated works, readers are introduced to Winston Smith, who lives in a dystopian society in which everything–from actions, movements, careers, and, even in some cases, thoughts–are monitored and recorded tirelessly. In this society, all individuals are governed by organisations who mandate conformity and allegiance, and who will cause …

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  • Book Review – The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

    Marcus Zusak’s captivating debut novel follows the story of Liesel, who witnesses the death of her younger brother while on a train through Germany. When she discovers a novel hidden in the snow while standing by her brother’s grave, Liesel pockets it, despite the fact that she has not acquired the ability to read. When …

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  • Book Review – The Bronze Key

    The Bronze Key is the third instalment in the Magisterium series. Picking up a year after book three (The Copper Gauntlet), Callum and his best friends are now entering the third year of their magical training. Callum has now revealed the truth about his soul to his close friends, as well as his frenemy Jasper …

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