Late last year, we moved the AWW challenge from a blog on to a self-hosted site. Along with the new look and a new form for linking reviews, our aim is to have a searchable database for reviews linked to the challenge.

At the moment, that database is only visible to members of the AWW team – which means that we’ll be able to start doing our regular roundups again in February.

Before long, we hope to have a page visible to the public, but it’s not quite ready yet. There’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes and bugs to iron out. But when it comes, I think – hope – it’s going to be something special.

In the meantime, if you want to see what has been reviewed for the challenge, watch out for our roundups – and follow this blog by email. We’ll make an announcement when the database is ready.

As for what’s happening this Australia Day long weekend, have you checked out Shelleyrae’s Australia Day book giveaway blog hop? There are lots of excellent books by Aussie women writers to be won. You can find a list of participating blogs here.

We’re running our own giveaway of Anna Romer’s Lyrebird Hill and Ellie. O’Neill’s Reluctantly Charmed. Details here.

Thanks to Louise at Strong Belief in Wicker blog for the prompt to write this post.