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Brona

Brona

Joined April 2016

🇦🇺 veni, vidi, legi
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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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On my blog this August #MobyDickReadalong
My plan is to read a chapter of the book then listen to the matching podcast episode from the Moby Dick Big Read.

For more details, please visit:
http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com/2019/05/moby-dick-readalong.html?m=1

Saknicole I liked your hashtag idea in your blog post. Unfortunately my sister helped me decide on a much cruder one for my reading. Good luck! I'm about 25% done and it's certainly enticing so far! 6mo
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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You and the tree come from a common ancestor. A billion and a half years ago, the two of you parted ways. But even now, after an immense journey in separate directions, that tree and you share a quarter of your genes.
The Overstory travelling through the Daintree #themedholidayreading

CarolynM Such a beautiful part of the world😍 Enjoy! 7mo
Brona It‘s magic @CarolynM 7mo
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Sun and water are questions endlessly worth answering.

BarbaraBB Great pic! On vacation? 7mo
CarolynM 👋 I always enjoy seeing your posts. Looks like a nice spot for reading🙂 7mo
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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There was an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal- to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second.

Lcsmcat I ❤️ this book! 8mo
CarolynM Fabulous book! 7mo
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Exercising my right as an independent woman to enjoy my day off work doing the things I love to do.

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Belly of Paris | Emile Zola
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Belly of Paris | Emile Zola
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#zoladdiction2019 2 days early. I couldn‘t wait any longer!

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Putney | Sofka Zinovieff
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Pub lunch & Putney.

The older Daphne got, the more she comprehended how the treachery of age was baffling when it caught you.

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Jokes for the Gunmen | Mazen Maarouf
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Broadening my horizons.

CarolynM Wow! Don't know about that one. I'll be interested to see what you think if it. 9mo
Brona Longlisted for this years Booker International. Interesting so far. 9mo
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Getting my weekend groove on - coffee, interesting book & my walking shoes (not in photo 😂)

CarolynM I like Jane Caro a lot and I've been wondering about this book. What do you think of it? 9mo
Brona Interesting. Familiar. As someone about 10 yrs younger than Caro, I remember & experiences some of what she & her cohort did. But there has been positive change (mostly) every gen since the boomers, as some of what she says feels a little out-dated at times. But then there are other aspects where I wonder if there‘s been any progress at all (in particular body image). 9mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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On a grey, gloomy day in Sydney town, this little bright yellow gem is a real treat!

Lizpixie I love the Harbour when it rains! Hell, I love our Harbour in any weather at any time of the day.🇦🇺 (edited) 10mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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That day, I actually became a normal cog in society.

akfreeborn I enjoyed this book so much. 10mo
CarolynM 👋Hi there, haven't seen you around for a while. Hope all's well with you🙂 (edited) 10mo
Brona @CarolynM hello 👋🏽 life is hectic, reading lots but not much time left over for sm or blogging!! Thanks for the friendly message & hope life is treating you well too😊 10mo
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The World Was Whole | Fiona Wright
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Louise Gluck writes, ‘A room with a chair, a window,/ A small window, filled with the patterns light makes...the world// was whole always.‘

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The World Was Whole | Fiona Wright
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‘The inner west is also the only area in Sydney that grows less culturally diverse each time the Bureau Of Statistics takes its measures.‘

Lizpixie Really?? I would‘ve thought the opposite honestly.🤔 10mo
Brona @Lizpixie I thought this was curious too, which is why I noted it down. Perhaps it refers to the loss of all the little shops, grocers, delis to big supermarket chains or the gentrification of the Inner West (ie loss of socio-economic diversity). Wright cited this article in her notes for this chapter - http://www.academia.edu/12916012/At_Home_in_the_Entrails_of_the_West_Multicultur... (edited) 10mo
Brona @Lizpixie the last census data would appear to support the statement - http://quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2016/q... 10mo
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A new year with one month nearly done. I‘m reading more, blogging less & photography is still in limbo. Hoping to get back on track with the photography starting today.

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Kitchen | Banana Yoshimoto
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‘Leisurely drinking hot tea...”What kind of tea is that?Could I have some?”‘
Pg 114

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Love Hess‘ illustrations to bits - which is really saying something - as fashion is not my thing at all !!

Cinfhen Stunning!!!! 14mo
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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@DeweysReadathon #frankenfest #anzreadathon my morning coffee break with banana bread - colour coordination gone mad!

CarolynM Hi there, was just thinking of you the other day. Are you still on the Iris Murdoch readathon? 14mo
Brona Yes @CarolynM I am but I only have 2 more on my shelf - The Sea The Sea and The Brotherhood. You? 14mo
CarolynM No, I'm afraid not. I have an unread copy of The Sea, The Sea too. Maybe I should have a go at that soon.🙂 14mo
Brona @CarolynM the sea is due to be read next May for the #IMreadalong & the brotherhood next Sept so I‘m feeling relaxed about them so far 😊 14mo
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The perfect weather to start my #ccdare book for #frankenfest!

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“If only I were there and she were here,” she sighed.

A run of dark coloured covers reflecting my current mood....thankfully this story is a thing of joy so far. Just what I needed.

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My happy place....

Reviewsbylola What a striking cover! 1y
Brona @Reviewsbylola truly beautiful up close, but it gets lost on a shelf with all the other new releases. 1y
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Loving Andrew Miller‘s latest offering so far. But it‘s historical fiction with a twist of mystery set in England, with a nod to Napoleon, sailing & ships - what‘s not to love!

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The Unicorn | Iris Murdoch
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Reading my #ccspin book in style this weekend 😁

CarolynM Good to see you are following through with the Iris-Murdoch-athon. I haven't read this one. Any good? 1y
Brona @CarolynM my favourite Murdoch to date! 1y
CarolynM Good to know. I'll stack it and look out for a copy.🙂 1y
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Northbridge Rectory | Angela Thirkell
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Ahoy! Colour matching my coffee & book again😂

CarolynM I read quite a few of Angela Thirkell's books years ago but I've never seen that one. 1y
GatheringBooks nice! love it. 1y
Brona @CarolynM it‘s my first Thirkell & simply loving it. 1y
CarolynM Try Summer Half next, it's a hoot. 1y
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When your lunch time read matches the teapot #iamreading #iamiamiam 😁

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Cold Spring Harbor | Richard Yates
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Love it when my morning coffee matches my book 😊

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Calypso | David Sedaris
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When it‘s cold & wet outside it‘s so nice to have a book that warms the cockles 😍

Lizpixie The thunderstorm today was lovely. This is my kind of weather, Sydney summers can take a hike #hittheroadjackdontyoucomebacknomore 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m so excited for this one. 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Keeping me company on the sidelines #autumndays #sundaysoccer #readingcompanion #korea #japan

Cinfhen Love that edition ⚽️and autumn days...awesome! 2y
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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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Where else would you start reading this but Kyoto! #holidayreading #injapan🇯🇵

BarbaraBB The best place. I hope you‘ll spot some geisha‘s in Kyoto. So fascinating! 2y
Brona @BarbaraBB only one so far. And I didn‘t like to stare! 2y
Joanne1 Perfect. 2y
BarbaraBB @Brona I can understand that. I did stare a bit however, when I saw two geisha‘s there! 2y
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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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I love it when the book you‘re travelling with becomes very real. Our train this morning continued onto Takamatsu (across the water to Shikoku. We stayed on Honshu). I kept thinking, ‘I know that name!‘
Reading Kafka again tonight made me realise why. A lot of the action in this book occurs in and around Takamatsu #smallworld #inMurakamisfootsteps

BarbaraBB You‘re in Japan. I am sooo jealous 😍🇯🇵 2y
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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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CarolynM Hi there! Good to see you back again🙂👋 2y
Brona Life‘s been a bit busy this year, & I forgot all about Litsy! Thanks for noticing my absence...& my return 😊 2y
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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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I love it when the book I travel with is a perfect fit - for my mood, the place I‘m in & for having such a lovely cover!
#coverlove #readinginJapan

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Gorgeous end-of-summers day in Sydney town today. Time to stop & enjoy it with a coffee & a fabulous storyteller #readireland18 #begorrathon18 @Cathy746books

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Love my #persephone #bookmark it feels right at home in this particular book

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Love it when cafe accessories match the name of the book #bookserendipity #green #begorrathon18 #readireland18 @Cathy746books

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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Gorgeous summery morning to enjoy a coffee & interesting book #lovemylife #bookclub

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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#CoverLove
Paintings by Shokoofeh Azar: The Poetry Night, Two Birds & Red Bird and Moon
Design by Debra Billson

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After all, we all live in the future, even if it‘s a future where we aren‘t to be found anywhere upon the earth.
#IMreadalong
http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/the-flight-from-enchanter-by-iris.htm...

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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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@nsenger Thank you for the #lesmisreadalong - as you know, I‘ve never read this before, or seen the movie or show...to be in the presence of such genuine goodness & humanity is humbling. Thank you 🙏🏽 #monseigneurbienvenu #iamreading #bookstagram #bronasbooks #slowreading #frenchclassic @penguinclassics

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Pompeii: A Novel | Robert Harris
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Under the Net | Iris Murdoch
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Finally getting my Iris Murdoch reading challenge stated!
https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/the-great-iris-murdoch-readalong-november-20...

SilversReviews Pretty cup. 2y
CarolynM Wow, that's a challenge and a half! Good luck 2y
CarolynM You've inspired me. It's years since I read any Iris Murdoch and I've got an unread copy of Under the Net, so I'm going in. I'm not doing one per month, though. My head would explode! 2y
Brona @CarolynM I won‘t be doing all 26 books either! But I have 4 Murdoch‘s on my TBR pile, so I‘ll join I for those 😊 2y
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Sunday morning - a pretty book, a strong coffee & a cool breeze to take the edge off the temp from the past few hot, hot days - delightful!
http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/the-diary-of-provincial-lady-by-e-m.h...

SusanInTiburon Great book, and what a pretty copy! 2y
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The Secret Life of Cows | Rosamund Young
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Heather, the Totality | Matthew Weiner
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Salt Creek | Lucy Treloar
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JazzFeathers Cover 😍😍😍 2y
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Christmas Memories Book | Lynn Anderson
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Spotted this on Insta #allthebooksof2017
Whose in?

sprainedbrain This looks fun! I will play catch up. 😃 2y
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The Plains: Text Classics | Gerald Murnane, Wayne Macauley
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GatheringBooks i didn‘t know about the patrick white award - thanks for sharing! 2y
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I completely accept that this is a little stalker-ish & an invasion of privacy, but I'm having my morning coffee opposite Judy Davis, the actress who played Sybylla in the 1979 version of My Brilliant Career. I wish I could say I was actually reading the book right now, but no. However, it is another #textclassics #justsaying #ausreadingmonth

EvieBee OMG I heart that book and movie!!! Swoon. 2y
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