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sprainedbrain
Thornwood House | Anna Romer
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A delicious, absorbingly haunting mystery. Beautifully written story set on an abandoned homestead in very rural Australia as our heroine slowly unravels several mysteries. Loved the descriptions of the countryside, all of the colorful characters, and good golly, did this one keep me guessing until the very end. Bonus points for giving me the heebie-jeebies near the end, too.

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Also, this was my #house book for #mandmchallenge2020. 😃

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sprainedbrain The only thing that kept me from giving this book 5 stars was the slightly Scooby-Doo confession at the end. 😂 19h
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great choice—sounds lovely! 18h
Tamra Sounds interesting! 18h
jillrhudy @sprainedbrain meddling kids? 🤣 18h
sprainedbrain @jillrhudy pretty much! 😂 17h
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Jeg
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Delightful. Loved all the characters. Great writing . Great descriptions of the Aussie landscape . Best ending. I laughed and shed a few tears too reading this book. Off to return to library. Trying not to borrow . We shall see.
@MrsMalaprop
#2020joybooks

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BookishTrish
The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
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TFW you realize that maybe there‘s the smallest possibility your #bookbuyingban isn‘t going as well as you‘d thought #Januaryhaul #guilty

britt_brooke 😆 6d
GrilledCheeseSamurai 😅🤷🏼‍♂️ 6d
Bklover We get it. Really. 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 6d
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BarbaraBB War and terpentine 😍 6d
CaroPi I didn't have my first coffee or the day and I understood the first book title as "the art of ironing" ?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️ (edited) 6d
BookishTrish @CaroPi I‘d have to be pretty desperate to break a book buying ban for that one! 😂 5d
BookishTrish @barbaraBB that good, eh? I‘ll move it up the stack 5d
BarkingMadRun Lol I did this the other day! It‘s so hard not to buy great books when you see them! 5d
BarbaraBB Very good! 5d
LeahBergen 😆😆 5d
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CarolynM
Catching Teller Crow | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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What an extraordinary book! So many themes of love, loss and resilience, not to mention an intriguing mystery, all in one short book. An excellent piece of YA #ozfiction

It covers both #YANovelbyaPoC and #FinishinaDay for #booked2020. Can I use it for both? Also #teenangst #authenticvoice for #BBRC

SaturnDoo Nice😊 wtg knocking out some of those challenge prompts 👏👏👏 7d
Tamra I adore that cover! 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh, that‘s our one request. One book, one prompt. In most other things, we‘re pretty easy. Just not this one. Thanks. 🥰 7d
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Tamra Weird and I don‘t get why publishers change titles. In Libby the book is titled, The Things She‘s Seen. Far less attractive cover too. (edited) 7d
CarolynM @Tamra I agree, I don't get the different covers in different markets. Changing titles can be really confusing, but I suppose it might be necessary where an expression might have a quite different meaning in different countries. 7d
Cinfhen Book sounds great 👍🏻 but what @BarbaraTheBibliophage ....sorry ☺️you can decided later on how you want to use the book 7d
LeeRHarry I really liked this one too! 😊 And like yourself read it in one day. (edited) 7d
CarolynM @LeeRHarry It was really hard to put down🙂 7d
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻 6d
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CarolynM
Catching Teller Crow | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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I love this Author's Note which explains a bit about the special nature of Aboriginal storytelling #ozfiction

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LapReader
Coal Creek | Alex Miller
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Just some of yesterday‘s scores. I spent the day in a nearby country town with a friend, Jess & her babe, Juniper. We both❤️old stuff so did over all the op shops. I restrained myself but I had a feeling I was going to find something by Ken Done. I‘m slightly obsessed so I was tickled pink to find this tray. It was just such a shame my fav cafe in the world wasn‘t open. We did have a nice, long lunch with my partner & another friend though.

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍😍 1w
robinb Treasure hunting is such fun...love the tray! 1w
LeeRHarry Love Possession! Great haul! 😊 1w
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Joanne1 Love Ken Done! My sister, @Victoria_Clyne had a Ken Done doona cover and matching wall art when we were kids. It was bits too. So bright and cheerful. Love Possession too, read it as a 21 year old when everything is so ‘meaningful‘! Still remember it 20 years later. 1w
Victoria_Clyne Mum had a local artist make the wall art to match the doona. Pretty sure I still have the wall art somewhere @joanne1 1w
crazyspine Love that pillow 7d
Rissreads That pillow is just gorgeous. I've stacked one of the books, Ive never heard of it but it sounds fantastic. Also love op shopping so I will keep my eyes open for it. I'm trying to read more stories about Australia. 😊 44m
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Jeg
Silver | CHRIS. HAMMER
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This was good but I‘m not sure if , for me, it was a good as Scrublands. I liked the way all loose ends tied up by the end. @MrsMalaprop #2020joybooks

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Victoria_Clyne
Pearl in a Cage | Joy Dettman
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Gertrude is Woody Creek's midwife and one night an unconscious pregnant foreigner is brought to her door. She is able to save the child but not the mother. This was a fun, soap opera of a read (well listen), a bit of a guilty pleasure. I enjoyed this one though did find it a bit long in parts. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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claudiuo

My TBR plans have been derailed: I got an email don't remember where form mentioning this book and the title was too funny to ignore. Also, the description mentioned Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy so I have to read it. Just finished the Kindle sample and since my library doesn't have a copy, I will get the Kindle book for now. Hope it is as good as advertised.

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Jeg
Silver | CHRIS. HAMMER
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Right about to give this a go. Any thoughts? Loved his other book. 🤞🤞.
@MrsMalaprop

Bklover I‘ll bet this one‘s good! I really enjoyed Scrublands, which was a gift from @Rissreads Nerissa, have you read this one? 3w
Rissreads @Bklover @Jeg I have not read this one. Trying to get through some of my tbr pile before I start new books. I liked Scrublands 3w
MrsMalaprop I recently read Scrublands & have heard from some that this one is better. Hope it‘s good 🤞. 3w
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