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4ravens

4ravens

Joined December 2017

Wife & Mother, currently studying for a Masters in Writing & Literature
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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A mix of the modern day and mythology

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Paris Letters | Janice MacLeod
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Great read about how one woman decluttered her life, slowed down and found love in Paris

CarolynM Beautiful cover😍 1y
4ravens @CarolynM her artwork is beautiful 1y
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I didn‘t see that ending coming!

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Sage words

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Weekend reading plans 📚

CarolynM Sounds great. Enjoy! 2y
4ravens @CarolynM I‘m enjoying it and it‘s the first in a series and 3-4 of the books are out already! 2y
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When you pick up a memoir, just because and it turns out it‘s related to your research 😍

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A beautiful heart wrenching book of love and loss, with beautiful illustrations of native flowers.

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My current walking companion

BookaholicNatty Ooooo I need to read this!!! Stacking!❤️ 2y
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Lace Weaver | Lauren Chater
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Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way - with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, each life affected by what has come before it and what will come after.

A moving story of wartime love and loss, and the keeping of traditions. The story is woven together with many threads, much like the delicate shawls that Kati and her knitting circle create.

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Lace Weaver | Lauren Chater
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Current read

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The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit
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"Writing is saying to no one and to everyone the things it is not possible to say to someone. Or rather writing is saying to the no one who may eventually be the reader those things one has no someone to whom to say them. Matters that are so subtle, so personal, so obscure, that I ordinarily can't imagine saying them to the people to who.
Rebecca Solnit ~ The Faraway Nearby

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The Empathy Exams: Essays | Leslie Jamison
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more research reading 📚

CarolynM This one sounds interesting 2y
4ravens @CarolynM it is an interesting read 2y
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The Sisters' Song | Louise Allan
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Sunday afternoon reads

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Research reading while hubby is fishing. I enjoyed this book which is a mix of memoir, and commentary on motherhood and autism.

MrsMalaprop Looks interesting. What are you researching? 2y
4ravens @MrsMalaprop I'm working on my thesis, writing on pregnancy and motherhood. I'm currently reading personal essays and memoirs. 2y
CarolynM Interesting topic. 2y
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Research reading 📚

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Trying to find that balance in life

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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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5⭐️ debut novel by Dervla McTiernan, an excellent police procedural set in Galway.

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Assignment submitted - time to switch off and enjoy the Easter break 🐣

CarolynM Well done! Enjoy your down time 2y
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Looking forward to reading this

CarolynM I've been wondering about this one. I look forward to hearing what you think of it 2y
4ravens @CarolynM I've heard some good things about it. Some work colleagues and I are thinking of starting a book club and if it happens this will be the first book. (edited) 2y
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The Prophet | Kahlil Gibran
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Favourite 📚

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Sea Hearts | Margo Lanagan
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Course required reading

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Winton is a masterful storyteller. I'm still trying to comprehend what I've just finished reading.

MrsMalaprop Just starting it 👏. 2y
4ravens Enjoy @MrsMalaprop 👍 (edited) 2y
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revisiting this classic for uni

CarolynM This book totally broke my heart when I was about 10. I cried for days. 2y
4ravens @CarolynM one of our assessments is on Judy 😞 2y
CarolynM Good luck, I don't think I could do that without crying, even now! 2y
4ravens @CarolynM thanks, there are no guarantees here either 2y
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Saturday night, hubby was watching The Revenent, so I made a start on this!

CarolynM I've been reading all the reviews and interviews in the papers. I haven't liked all of his books but this one sounds like it might be good. 2y
4ravens @CarolynM I‘ve only read his newer books Dirt Music, The Turning etc. - really enjoying this one 2y
CarolynM I really enjoyed those 2, especially The Turning. Gave up on Cloudstreet, I just didn't care 2y
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4ravens @CarolynM I also enjoyed Breath and Eyrie, despite the character being unlikeable. I haven't read Cloudstreet - was thinking last night I should try some of his older books. 2y
Jeg @CarolynM nice to hear you gave up on Cloud St as I didn‘t like it and yet it‘s so very popular. My favourite of his is one of his first books The Riders. Try it and see what you think. 2y
CarolynM @Jeg I've always meant to try The Riders but never got there. 2y
4ravens @Jeg thanks for suggesting the Riders, I might have to try it. My masters supervisor has suggested Island Home and Boy behind the Curtain have you read either of these? 2y
Jeg @4ravens I‘ve read Boy behind the Curtain. Worth a read also. 2y
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How to Write a Better Thesis | David Evans, Paul Gruba, Justin Zobel
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What this year's reading material is going to consist of...📚📚📚

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My Sister Rosa | Justine Larbalestier
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Rosa is creepy and disturbing.
I enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more of Justine Larbalestier's work.

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My Sister Rosa | Justine Larbalestier
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New eBook read 📚

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The Suitcase Baby | Tanya Bretherton
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Next up this weekend - before I have to start reading for uni and finish my thesis 📚

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The Paris Seamstress | Natasha Lester
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There is no doubt that I am a fan of Natasha's writing, her strong female characters who face hardships and obstacles with grace and determination. 5⭐️

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The Paris Seamstress | Natasha Lester
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Looking forward to the long weekend and reading Estella's story.

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I think I enjoyed this - I struggled with Elsa being a nearly eight year old, she seemed so much older than that.

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The Suitcase Baby | Tanya Bretherton
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additions to my TBR pile 😍📚

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Detours | Tim Rogers
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Fabulous day at Perth writers festival - ticking a couple of things off my bucket list - meeting Natasha Lester and Tim Rogers!

CarolynM And Tex Perkins to too! Good for you. 2y
4ravens @CarolynM I met Tex a couple of years ago, but was great to see him again and have my book signed 😍 2y
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Relaxing Friday night ☕️📚

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1. 45
2. Yes - a younger brother and sister
3. Yes
4. My Grandmother sends her regards and apologises
5. Anything by Natasha Lester
6. 😊
7. petrichor
8. I've had my writing published
9. Dog
10. Tea
11. Writing as a way of Healing
12. @SandiParsons

@CarolynM thanks for the tag #hallowhoareyou

MissAimz_55 What have you had published? That's awesome 2y
4ravens @MissAimz_55 I had an essay about grief published in a collection of essays called Surviving my first year of childloss. (edited) 2y
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Saturday night G&T with a good book.
Heather Morris told Lale Sokolov's story sensitively with compassion and empathy. The book is dark but full of hope.

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I listened to an interview with Heather Morris and knew I had to read this incredible story http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-heather-morris/...

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I struggled with the book but the audio book is more enjoyable

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I'm enjoying audio books more than I thought I would! I'm travelling this week for work so I'm seeking your recommendations for great audio books for long drives #audiobooks

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Interesting read ... what would happen if women held power and sexism was reversed.

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So I signed up for Audible and started listening to this on my 5km walk this afternoon...made the time pass much quicker.

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Picked this up today, found it interesting that the title is slightly different!

MinDea Weird! 2y
MinDea It is like they translated it from a translation! 2y
4ravens @MinDea I've googled trying to find out why - with no luck. 2y
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MinDea What does the isbn show it should be? I would totally reach out to the publisher! Maybe it's an error and you'll have a rare book one day! 2y
4ravens @MinDea I scanned the barcode to add it to my goodreads library and it comes up with the name printed on the cover, although it did say first published 2013, this edition published 2016. It seems there is two titles. 2y
MinDea So strange!!! 2y
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When your cousin sends you her favourite book and other treats 😍

DebbieGrillo This is one of my absolute favourites too! 2y
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Saw this graphic shared on Facebook, wondering what the Australian statistics are.

LeeRHarry Possibly pretty similar - which is pretty sad .... 2y
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Mehso-so

This has been recommended so many times, I picked it back up and read it tonight. Not really anything new in this,at least for me.

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Mehso-so

More memoir than self-help book, it was an interesting read but not quite what I was looking for. I will look up the recommended reading.

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Decisions, decisions - to finish The Raven King or put it aside and start the power #bookmail

MrsMalaprop Go The Power 👊 2y
4ravens @MrsMalaprop I'm thinking The Power🙌 2y
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Looking forward to reading the final instalment, not loving the idea of the series being finished.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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Book 3 of The Raven Cycle was a great improvement on Book 2. I'm now looking forward to reading the last book in the series.