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JennyM
The Fragments | Toni Jordan
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This book was an absolute treat and one that I could have quoted from all day long! A literary mystery that flipped between two timelines, I found the storytelling clever and really well done. I also really appreciated the locally authentic descriptions of Brisbane, quirks and all, which just added to the experience. #ozfiction at its best!!!

JennyM @CarolynM I thought this was excellent! 3d
CarolynM Yay! So glad you enjoyed it😀 3d
Freespirit I liked this a lot also😍 3d
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Jerdencon I‘m currently reading this one and really enjoying it at about a 1/4 way in! 3d
Cinfhen Your tree looks beautiful and the book sounds fantastic 💚❤️💚 3d
JennyM @CarolynM @Freespirit @Jerdencon a really great read and her attention to local detail was just 👌- right down to the winds that bluster through the city every August 💨 3d
JennyM @Cinfhen we‘re starting to feel a bit more festive now with the kids finishing school yesterday for the year 🎄 🎅 (edited) 3d
BiblioLitten I love the pic! Very festive🎄🤩 3d
JennyM @BiblioLitten I so enjoy reading by the tree at Christmas. The twinkly lights 🎄 3d
Rissreads Fantastic picture. Another book to add to my list! 💚❤ 2d
JennyM @Rissreads it‘s a great read. I really enjoyed it. Have a lovely weekend 😘 1d
Rissreads I'm going to See if the library has it. You too, enjoy your long service leave. 1d
Cathythoughts Fabulous pic ❤️❤️❤️ 9h
JennyM @Cathythoughts new phone, which means even terrible photo-takers like me can actually make things look cool 😎 😆 7h
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MrsMalaprop
The Scholar | Dervla McTiernan
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Love these women. Our club has been meeting for 23 years, with three of us being original members. @Jeg sad you couldn‘t make it today 🙁.

We have a tradition of Secret Santa book-giving for Christmas & I got the tagged book, which I‘m pretty happy about since I read & enjoyed her first book, The Ruin. This is her second 👍🙏. #grateful

britt_brooke This is fantastic!! 6d
JennyM ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
Jeg Looks like a lovely venue. So sorry to have missed out. You got my present. I think I liked it better that her first one. Sounds like it was just as well I didn‘t give The Weekend. 😊😊. 6d
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Rissreads It looks like a lovely day. Was your book gift well received? 5d
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads It was a lovely day. Two others gave The Weekend as well 😂. Thinking maybe we should do it as our holiday book club read to discuss at our first meeting in Feb 😁. 3d
Rissreads Well I received it in the post yesterday from @JennyM so I'm very excited to be able to read it this holidays as well. How lucky am I? 🌈 3d
JennyM @Rissreads I was really worried that you might have already bought a copy for book club! 😅 (edited) 3d
MrsMalaprop @JennyM @Rissreads How fabulous is it that all this Australian fiction is being purchased & read? 😊👍 #ozfiction 3d
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I am going to forward it on to another Litten when I'm finished! I agree, we need to get more #ozfiction out there. #travellingbooks 3d
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MrsMalaprop
Scrublands | Chris Hammer
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When the family head out to watch some car movie on a Saturday afternoon 🙄 & leave me alone with Chris Hammer & an affogato 😍😉👏😋😂. #currentlyreading #ozfiction

BarbaraBB It looks good but what is an affogato? 1w
MrsMalaprop @BarbaraBB A shot of coffee poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream 🤤. 1w
BarbaraBB I‘ve never heard of it but is sounds really good - especially in your summer surroundings! 1w
CarolynM @BarbaraBB A good affogato is very hard to beat🙂 6d
Rissreads It appears you have your reading mojo back Serena. Im very happy for you! 5d
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MrsMalaprop
The Weekend | Charlotte Wood
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Charlotte Wood writes confronting fiction. This novel starts out feeling like a bit of a departure in that it‘s a about a group of Australian women in their 70‘s clearing out their deceased friend‘s holiday home.

But of course Wood explores their lives, thoughts and friendships with searing honesty. The characters come to life. The tension builds...

Bloody excellent writing. Wow. Just wow 👏😍👍. #ozfiction

Jeg It‘s going to be my next read. Giving a copy to a friend for Xmas. Will be interesting. 1w
MrsMalaprop @jeg You had better not get my book for our Secret Santa tomorrow then 😂🤭. 1w
LiteraryinLititz Great review! I hadn‘t heard of this before but I‘m adding it to my TBR. Thanks! 1w
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Jeg Funny that. I almost thought of giving a copy too. Now wouldn‘t that have been interesting! I‘m fighting something so hoping I‘m ok for tomorrow. 1w
MrsMalaprop @Jeg Oh ☹️, I hope you‘re well enough to make it tomorrow 🤞. 1w
twohectobooks Um, sold! This sounds great 1w
Rissreads I loved The natural way of things so I will add this one to the pile 🤣 5d
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MrsMalaprop
The Weekend | Charlotte Wood
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#booknlunch Thursday. Leftover cornflake chicken, slaw & sweet potato 😋. And some new #ozfiction. #currentlyreading

Nute I‘m curious about cornflake chicken. 1w
MrsMalaprop @Nute It‘s chicken breast coated in egg & crushed cornflakes, then pan-fried. Like schnitzel but crunchier 😊. 1w
Freespirit How's the book? I have it in my pile 1w
JennyM I‘m hearing good things about this one. And like, @freespirit it‘s on the pile 📚 (edited) 1w
MrsMalaprop @JennyM & @Freespirit So far so good 👍🤞. 1w
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MrsMalaprop
Bruny | Heather Rose
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Mehso-so

I‘m jumping on the “so-so” bandwagon with this bookclub read. I really liked her previous novel The Museum of Modern Love, but Bruny bore no resemblance as far as I could see.

Some interesting and very contemporary issues were explored, along with politics & some romance. It felt hastily thrown together.

The main character Astrid was reasonably well-drawn & the book made me really want to visit Tasmania.
#ozfiction #bookclub #booknlunch

Caroline2 Corrrrr, that‘s a yummy looking lunch there!!! 😋 2w
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BarbaraBB
Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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It took some time getting into this novel, mainly because of the use of local slang. But then it took off and I was drawn hard into the fast-paced plot about an Aboriginal family. They all have developed their own ways to cope with Australian society and their position within it. Addiction, criminal activities, lethargy, avoidance: it is each for their own, within society and within the family. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 #ozfiction

BarbaraBB A potential threat of losing their land, and the shared determination to protect it, does change things however. It‘s a gritty yet loving and respectful novel and as a ‘dugai‘ I have learned a lot 😀 . Thank you so much for sending it to me, Carolyn! 💕 (edited) 3w
squirrelbrain Sounds really interesting! 3w
Megabooks This is on my TBR! Great review! 3w
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LeeRHarry Great review! I have it in my library pile to read, it‘s been bumped up that pile now 😊 hopefully I‘ll get to it before it has to go back! 3w
Freespirit Great review! 3w
CarolynM I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It's so hard to know how much use of language and references rely on our particular cultural knowledge and how much is more widely understood. I'm reminded of the old joke about the English and the Americans being separated by a common language 😂 I think the thing I loved most about it was that it didn't shy away from the bad stuff but it's tone was fundamentally positive. The characters were strong and resilient. 3w
BarbaraBB I am sure I didn‘t understand all but I really loved Kerry and how she stood up for things that mattered to her. And I loved the rawness about it all. While typing this I realize I may romanticize that aspect a bit 😊 @CarolynM (edited) 3w
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MrsMalaprop
Bruny | Heather Rose
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I have a million things to do today, but hey....priorities 📖☕️🌞🙏.
#ozfiction #hammockreading #currentlyreading

britt_brooke So perfect. Enjoy! 4w
Hooked_on_books Love this pic—pure bliss! 4w
Tamra Idyllic 4w
Rissreads Um....mar! 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Andrew65 This looks great! 3w
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MrsMalaprop
Bruny | Heather Rose
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Making a start on this #ozfiction chosen for our final 2019 book club read. #currentlyreading

Andrew65 This book looks interesting. 3w
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