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CarolynM

CarolynM

Joined May 2016

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One of Ours by Willa Cather
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Goodwood by Holly Throsby
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Billie's Kiss by Elizabeth Knox
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Tin Man by Sarah Winman
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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
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The Locals: A Novel by Jonathan Dee
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I think the Tates have #GroundsForDivorce #RedRoseSeptember

BarbaraBB This one would fit as a #covercrush choice as well 😍 2d
batsy Agree with @BarbaraBB love that cover! 2d
CarolynM @BarbaraBB Yes, all the Abacus editions of Alison Lurie's novels had great covers 2d
arlenefinnigan Excellent choice! 2d
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An Immoral Code | Caro Fraser
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The 5 Caper Court series features more than one #BizarreLoveTriangle. The main storyline of this one involves a bisexual married man making a play for a man who is far more interested in the first man's wife. Then there's the subplot of the wife's rejected lover who is still in love with both her and her husband (see the previous book Judicial Whispers). And this is before the series descended completely into soap opera! #RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😂😂🤣 3d
LeahBergen Wow. 😆😆 3d
Cathythoughts Oh stop 😂that‘s mad ! 3d
arlenefinnigan Perfect! 2d
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Disobedience: A Novel | Naomi Alderman
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I liked @KarenUK and @Cinfhen 's #covercrush summaries so I thought I'd do the same. It's been a fun challenge and great to see everyone else's choices. #7days7covers

Cinfhen 💙 3d
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Cathythoughts Lovely 3d
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batsy Nice 😍 2d
KarenUK So much cover love! 😍💕 2d
Crazeedi Love this idea! 2d
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To Have and Have Not | Ernest Hemingway
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day7

Over to you @Centique 7 covers you love for 7 days, no explanations

That was fun, thanks again @BarbaraBB

Centique 😘 Mission accepted! 3d
Leftcoastzen Love this cover. 3d
LeahBergen This is wonderful. 👏🏻 3d
CarolynM @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen When a "movie tie-in" is ok? 2d
SaturnDoo Thanks for the tag. Now I'm going to have to think about which covers I like the best 😊 19h
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Dixie Chicken | Frank Ronan
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day6

@SaturnDoo would you like to join in? Covers you love for 7 days, no explanations.

BarbaraBB Such a great cover 😍 4d
JennyM You‘ve got some great covers on your shelves ! (edited) 4d
EadieB Love that cover! 3d
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CarolynM @BarbaraBB @JennyM @EadieB I'm not really much of a cover lover, but this one has always stuck in my mind - it was the first one I thought of for this game🙂 I'm glad you like it too. 3d
Rissreads I adore this cover. It makes me want to hunt it down and read it! 15h
CarolynM @Rissreads Honestly, I don't remember anything about the story, but I remember that I liked Frank Ronan's books very much. I read quite a few of them back in the 90's. 14h
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I don't believe in numerology, but given it's Joan Didion writing, this (from 1967) is spooky

Ruthiella I love Joan! 😍 5d
CarolynM Me too! The more of her books I read, the more I love her. (edited) 5d
Cathythoughts I love this quote 5d
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Untitled | Unknown
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day5

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@Amiable would you like to play along? 7 covers you love for 7 days, no explanations.

Amiable @CarolynM Absolutely! Thanks for the tag! 5d
Lcsmcat Great cover! 5d
batsy Nice one! 5d
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CarolynM I've just realised I forgot to tag everyone, sorry @BarbaraBB @JennyM @Lizpixie @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella 5d
CarolynM @Lcsmcat @batsy Thanks😘😘 5d
BarbaraBB Is that a painting on the cover? I love it! 5d
CarolynM @BarbaraBB Yes, it's by his daughter Sarah Raphael. 5d
Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻. 5d
Tanisha_A That blue of the pillow! 😯 4d
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The Earth | Emile Zola
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Cinfhen Good choice 5d
arlenefinnigan Excellent 👍 5d
Leftcoastzen Love these old Penguin covers . 5d
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day4

@Ruthiella will you post a cover you love each day for 7 days with no explanations?

Ruthiella Sure! Thanks for the tag!😀 6d
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Angels and Men | Catherine Fox
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I came across a review of one of Catherine Fox's other books written by another author I like very much which made me want to reread this - probably my favourite book. It's not perfect, and I recognised the truth of some of the criticism it has received, but I still love it. I relate to it strongly and find a lot to think about in it's examination of faith lost and found.

Cinfhen Beautiful review and #BonusCoverCrush 7d
Cathythoughts Beautiful cover 6d
LeeRHarry If it‘s your favourite book I‘m definitely stacking! 😊 6d
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erzascarletbookgasm Lovely cover, should be featured in the #CoverCrush 6d
Amiable What a pretty cover! 6d
Blaire I have never heard of this one...but based on your endorsement #stacked 6d
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Days of Wine and Rage | Frank Moorhouse
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#7days#7covers #covercrush #day3

@Cathythoughts will you join the fun? 7 covers you love, no explanations.

BarbaraBB It is as if you‘re sitting there in the middle (just based on your profile pic) 😀💕 7d
batsy Very cool! 7d
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB That‘s true! It does look like Carolyn in the middle with the glasses.😀 7d
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CarolynM @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I will take that as a compliment - I have never been hip enough to come anywhere near Frank Moorhouse's world. 7d
Tanisha_A This is really a super cool cover! 7d
Cathythoughts Great cover thanks for the tag 😘 6d
CarolynM @Cathythoughts I have just realised I messed up the hashtag 🙄😳😱 It's supposed to be #7covers7days - no # in the middle. Silly me😬 6d
Cathythoughts Got it 👍🏻😘 5d
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The New Small Person | Lauren Child
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#BBRC #A2Z
More - a fun way to explain that sometimes more is too much
The New Small Person - the trials and tribulations, but also the joys, of becoming a big sibling
One True Bear - how a teddy bear won over a difficult child
The Popcorn Book - combining a history of popcorn and a look at it's place in many cultures with a guide to storing and cooking it

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1w
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Portnoy's Complaint | Philip Roth
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Ruthiella Oof! 😂 1w
BarbaraBB Ha ha 1w
Cinfhen I haven‘t read this Roth novel but I‘m pretty sure I‘m down for the comparison 🙊 1w
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LeahBergen I haven‘t read this yet but from what I know of it - I‘m assuming it‘s something dirty? 😂👏🏻 1w
arlenefinnigan 😂 Brilliant. And, y'know, appropriate. The song is filthy. 1w
gradcat I so love Philip Roth, but I cannot say I loved this particular book. I did “get it” though, if you know what I mean. ♥️ 1w
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Pedant in the Kitchen | Julian Barnes
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2

Would you like to play @Lizpixie ? Covers you like for 7 days - no explanations

LeahBergen This is a great cover. Damn, I need someone to tag me for this. 😉 1w
CarolynM @LeahBergen Consider yourself tagged 1w
BarbaraBB Oops I just tagged you too @LeahBergen ! 1w
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LeahBergen @CarolynM Wait, do you have to tag a different person each day? You can tag me tomorrow if you like. If you already have your tags lined up, I have NO PROBLEM just jumping in. 😆😆 1w
BarbaraBB And yes, this IS a great cover! 1w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Oh, good! Now I‘m “legal”! 😂 1w
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen Lol, I hadn‘t read your comment here, I just thought of you because of your posting great covers all the time 😍 1w
Cinfhen Love this one ☝🏾 1w
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#NeverForget #RedRoseSeptember

Purely Australian reference, probably won't mean much to the rest of the world. Sorry.

arlenefinnigan Ah, who doesn't love a good political scandal? 1w
Cinfhen It‘s common EVERYWHERE 😡 1w
gradcat I love this post—I learned and/or remembered lots of things here. ♥️ 1w
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Disobedience | Naomi Alderman
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Thanks for the tag @BarbaraBB

#7covers7days #covercrush #day1

Are you up for joining in @JennyM ?

BarbaraBB Ah okay, yours is at least as gorgeous 😉😘 1w
Cinfhen Cool 😊same book different cover/ both awesome @BarbaraBB 1w
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I Love You More - a father who cannot always be there for his child expresses his love for the child. Nicely done and suitable whatever the reason for the absence.
Jam for Nana - Nana says the apricot jam doesn't taste like it did in the old country so the grandchildren make her some special jam.
Kiss Good Night Sam - sweet going to bed book.
Lullaby and Goodnight - beautiful illustrations of Australian animals and their young.

#BBRC #A2Z

SaturnDoo I have some picture books to post too if I can slow down enough to get it done 😂 1w
CarolynM @SaturnDoo I enjoyed a little time out in the library this morning🙂 I read some others that I'll post tomorrow. 1w
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1w
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A History of Venice | John Julius Norwich
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Cinfhen Am I being too nerdy to get excited about history books???? 1w
CarolynM @Cinfhen I don't think so, I have quite a lot of them😳 1w
Cinfhen I should have studied history in college instead of marketing 1w
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CarolynM @Cinfhen But if you'd studied it you might have got tired of it... 1w
Cinfhen Good point!!!! 1w
LeahBergen What a wonderful stack! 1w
batsy Oooh 😍 1w
arlenefinnigan Quite a collection! 1w
gradcat Cambridge or Oxford? Which are the best? 🧐😂 1w
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Goodwood | Holly Throsby
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Addition: A Novel | Toni Jordan
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#Mathematics or only arithmetic? #RedRoseSeptember

LeahBergen Still too complicated for me. 😆😆 1w
Cathythoughts Addiction ? To cake 🍰 1w
arlenefinnigan An OCD romance! Sounds great 🙂 1w
Ruthiella Oh no! Is there a difference? I feel so dumb! 😬 1w
Cinfhen All I see is pie 🥧 1w
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Aunts Up the Cross | Robin Dalton
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Delightful short memoir of the author's family in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross in the early 20th century up to and including WWII. I loved it. #oznonfiction

LeahBergen This sounds so good! 2w
Cathythoughts Loving all the muted pinky coffee colours 2w
Lizpixie #stacked You find all sorts of interesting people in the Cross🚨 2w
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Jeg That does look interesting. 1w
CarolynM @LeahBergen I'd love to send you a copy if you give me your address. My email is munchenberg at on the dot net dot au 1w
LeahBergen @CarolynM Oh, I would love that! Let me see if I can figure out that email address. 😆😆 1w
LeahBergen Nope! I couldn‘t figure out which dots were dots. 😆😆 My email to you bounced back. 😆😆 (edited) 1w
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Love for the Lost | Catherine Fox
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1. I got really angry with the author because of the way she used a character from a previous book in this one before I finally accepted that, although I didn't like their behaviour in this book, it was, in fact consistent with who they were in the original book
2. Frasier, especially the episodes written by Joe Keenan
3. Coffee
4. Australian Eastern
5. The White Aunts

#Friyayintro

Cinfhen Rock on 🤘 great name💕 2w
BooknerdsLife Awww love Frasier too but no idea who wrote which episodes 😬 (edited) 2w
CarolynM @BooknerdsLife I'm slightly obsessed with Joe Keenan so I know which episodes are his. I couldn't tell you much about the other writers 2w
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BooknerdsLife @CarolynM Hahaa now I‘m curious! I‘ll be looking for the credits next time I watch Frasier 😆 2w
LauraBeth We just binged Frasier and I had completely forgotten how funny it is! Not a lot of things in life make me actually LOL but every episode of Frasier did. 2w
Crazeedi Frasier, YES! 2w
CarolynM @LauraBeth It doesn't seem to matter how many times I've watched it (or how many times my daughter and I have quoted our favourite lines at each other) I always laugh. 2w
gradcat Another classic—Frasier! ♥️ 2w
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BooknerdsLife Cute mug 😍 2w
Cinfhen This photo makes me happy 💙Happy Friday 😘 2w
JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
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arlenefinnigan Milk in first, or...? 2w
CarolynM @arlenefinnigan Not in this one because I made it with a tea bag and milky teabags are disgusting😷 2w
LeahBergen Perfect! 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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The Magic Pudding | Norman Lindsay
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1. The Magic Pudding - it's so funny.
2. Blue Heaven
3. Night Train to Memphis (also makes me laugh)
4. Eggs Benedict
5. Tagging LMPBC GroupZ @LapReader @Freespirit @Sarz

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts 😘
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻🥳 2w
LeahBergen I loved The Magic Pudding! 2w
Cathythoughts I love eggs Benedict 2w
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So this was how I spent yesterday, reading the final book in the Arden St Ives trilogy on its release day. I laughed, I cried, I achieved closure with this saga that kept me waiting more than a year for its final instalment. Maybe I'll be a more productive adult today. #romantsy

Centique I‘m having a very unproductive day of adulting today 😂😂 so I endorse you for doing the same! Recovering from 4 days of feeding hosts of people though so I‘m considering it earned. This series sounds very good! 2w
CarolynM @Centique Your excuse is better than mine, I just couldn't wait any longer for the end of the story! 2w
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Aunts Up the Cross | Robin Dalton
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The books I think I might read this month #ReadingGoals #SelfImprovementSeptember

LeeRHarry I‘m keen to read The Dud 🥑 at some point 😊 (probably the one and only time I‘ll use that emoji 😆). 2w
Cathythoughts I have The Most Fun ... really want to read it too 2w
Ruthiella I love Joan Didion! I want to read all her work. 😀 2w
Centique Exciting! I hope you find some gems 😊👍 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👍🏻 2w
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Written in the swinging sixties this comic novel follows #ADayInTheLife of a young catholic post-graduate student (tormented by the possibility that his wife is pregnant with their 4th child) by means of pastiches of various famous novels. #RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen Sounds like a fun read!!! 2w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Entertaining read, doesn't require too much thinking about. Thanks @Andrew65 and fellow buddy readers, I look forward to the final discussion.

Andrew65 I‘ve now read this twice, didn‘t remember much at all from the first time, but it is a really enjoyable read. Great to have you join us. Think England just handed Australia the ashes, I understand loyalty but why name the same team when some not performing and major weaknesses in the batting. Not helped by Anderson‘s injury. Think Root is turning out to be a weak captain. 2w
CarolynM @Andrew65 He's a lot better at the DRS than ours! 2w
Andrew65 @CarolynM True! Don‘t know why he burnt his last review in the That game. Desperation I think. Not sure I see him being captain much longer. But I admire how he handled losing that once in a generation game, great integrity & positivity about not dwelling on it and bouncing back. I envisage a big score from them in this game - wicket and conditions allowing. September not the best time to play a test match in England, in a wet and cool Summer. 2w
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Democracy | Joan Didion
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My IRL book group is having a "read anything by Joan Didion" month. I've started with this one and I think it was a good choice. She takes meta fiction to a new level by making herself,as the writer, the narrator of the novel and comments not only on the action as it takes place but also the decisions she makes in presenting it. The story itself is fairly slight, but the background of domestic and international politics is fascinating.

Cathythoughts I only ever read The Year of Magical Thinking... very memorable read. 3w
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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Thank you so much for sending me these, Jessie, I'm so grateful for your friendship and your thoughtfulness. This was the first chance I've had to get to the post office this week, according to the card your parcel arrived on Monday. I'm looking forward to reading these.

Cathythoughts These look great ... lovely gifts ♥️ 3w
LeeRHarry Yay The Cactus without a Reese book club sticker! 😡👏🏻👏🏻 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Phew! Finally. I was getting worried it hasn‘t arrived! I hope you‘ll enjoy reading both. I did! 💕 3w
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1. So many! First one that comes to mind is Terra Nullius by Clare Coleman
2. There are a lot of these too, but the one I read over and over again is Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
3. Too many to count
4. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
5. @hjreviews
Thanks for the tag @Lcsmcat
#wondrouswednesday

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Fully Booked | Thornbury, Victoria, Australia (Bookstore)
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Dropped in to this lovely second hand bookshop on my walk this morning. #Bookhaul is mostly for my husband, but the Angela Thirkell (first Australian edition) is all mine!

merelybookish Pretty cover! 3w
LeahBergen Oooooh! I haven‘t seen that Australian cover! It‘s lovely! I have the US first of this one. 3w
batsy What a find 😍 3w
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Cathythoughts I don‘t know this author Thirkell .... must investigate ! & yes lovely cover 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Nice cover! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm My parcel still not arrived? It has been more than 4 weeks! 😰 Getting worried now..Are you able to check at your PO if anything is being held for you? 3w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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The problem with loving an author's work is you can't help comparing their new books to ones you've read before. That's even more of a problem here because, like Patchett's last novel, Commonwealth, this is a story about fractured families and their memories. It is fascinating story, beautifully written, most of the characters and relationships superbly drawn, and yet somehow I found it less satisfying than Commonwealth. It may just be me, but 👇

CarolynM ...the parents seemed less believable. Their behaviour was astonishingly self absorbed and their attitude towards the children impossible for me to understand. Nonetheless it is a great book and I would absolutely recommend it. (edited) 3w
TrishB I shall definitely be reading! 3w
Crazeedi I need to read another Patchett, it's been a while 3w
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irre I loved The Dutch House 3w
Centique I have not read any Patchett yet and I‘m feeling very guilty about that! 😬 3w
Ruthiella I‘ve enjoyed State of Wonder and Commonwealth but neither has really lived up to Bel Canto in my mind, which was the first title I read from her. 😀 2w
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This was a light and entertaining read that managed to avoid most of the usual cliches and in fact turned some of them on their heads. Much more mature and genuinely humorous than I was expecting. I enjoyed it very much.

TrishB Sounds like a fun read! 3w
Ruthiella Love it when a book surprises me! 😀 3w
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Hello from Nowhere | Raewyn Caisley
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Four more picture books for #BBRC

Extra Yarn - a bit odd, I think the message was about generosity and not coveting things others have
Fancy That - for very little ones, lots of squawking, eggs and finally chicks
Goodnight Everyone - very sweet, lots of animals saying goodnight to their little ones
Hello from Nowhere - delightful story about the joys of living in the middle of nowhere, especially when special people visit from somewhere!

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 3w
SaturnDoo Hey buddy😁 you are on roll and doing great with those cute pictures books. 👍👍👍 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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M/M romance on the beautiful Isle of Capri which is off #Naples. It might be #TaintedLove, but I haven't read it so I don't know. #LetsTravelAugust #ayupaugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇮🇹 3w
squirrelbrain Well done for getting two in one! 👍 3w
Cinfhen I‘d love to travel to Capri 🇮🇹 3w
CarolynM @Cinfhen It's gorgeous. Hope you get there one day. 3w
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I'm feeling in the mood for some light reading on this very Spring like day and enjoying my magnolia tree in full bloom🙂

LeeRHarry Magnolia trees are my fave 💕 4w
Bookartbookmarks I just “ohhh” ed out loud. 😂 4w
erzascarletbookgasm So pretty!! 💗🌸 4w
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TrishB Lovely pic 💕 4w
MrsMalaprop Those flowers 😍. Don‘t tell me it‘s a lovely day in Melbs today?! My sister is on her way to Perth to visit for 9 days and it‘s a freezing winter‘s day here. Fingers crossed we get some spring weather while she‘s here🤞. 4w
CarolynM @MrsMalaprop It was cold and wet all last week, this week has been better and today was lovely although it got a bit windy this afternoon. Hope you and your sister enjoy her visit. 4w
Centique That magnolia is FABULOUS 😍 We‘re breaking records in Auckland for most consecutive days of rain - but prob just as well as Jan to June was the driest on record and we‘re headed for water restrictions. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
CarolynM @Centique Oh no, water restrictions are not fun. Hope you get lots more rain and avoid them. 3w
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous photo 💗😍 2w
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Indian Summer | Sara Sheridan
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If that was the last book in the Mirabelle Bevan series, and it certainly read that way at the end, it has finished on a high note. A very satisfying mystery and the personal loose ends tidied away. In spite of the fact that I was still enjoying the series, I'd rather it ended before it ran out of steam as so many series seem to.

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Thank you so much, Trish, for the wonderful parcel. My daughter's eyes lit up when she saw all that mint cake! It should last us a good while. I haven't read the book, and I very much want to. The bookmarks and sticky notes are lovely too. I feel very lucky to have such a generous friend.

LeahBergen Hang on.... what is a Romney‘s Mint Cake (my piggish self asks)?? 4w
AlaMich @LeahBergen I was just wondering that. Anything called mint cake has got to be good, right?! 4w
LeahBergen @AlaMich That‘s what I‘m thinking 😆 4w
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AlaMich @LeahBergen update: I just watched a 3 min YouTube video about the making of Kendal Mint Cake. Spoiler: it‘s not really cake. 😀 4w
LeahBergen @AlaMich 😆😆 And now I‘m off to look ... 4w
CarolynM @LeahBergen @AlaMich It's a very strongly mint flavoured block of sugar, basically. It's delicious. Edmund Hillary took it to the top of Mt Everest, so it must be healthy, right? 4w
TrishB Yay - glad it arrived safely 😁 strangest package I‘ve sent. Enjoy 😘 4w
TrishB @LeahBergen @AlaMich it‘s a survival food for outdoor people!! 😁😁 as Carolyn says it‘s basically minty sugar! 4w
LeeRHarry Ooh Kendal mint cake takes me back to school trips to Derbyshire 😊 4w
Cathythoughts Sounds delicious 😋. I hear the book is really good too !! Nice parcel 4w
batsy How fun 😍 4w
AlaMich @TrishB I saw that they make a chocolate covered version, which sounds right up my alley! 😋 4w
CarolynM @TrishB Sorry if it weirded you out sending it, but we are very grateful😘 4w
TrishB It‘s cool 👍🏻 4w
Centique Awesome! And I loved that book so much when I read it (maybe 20yrs ago?) I have so many images in my head from it still. 😍 4w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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#Reasonstobecheerful
1. I scored this at book group last night from my reviewer friend
2. There are jonquils out in my front lawn - it's almost spring

TrishB A good day 👍🏻 1mo
LapReader Gorgeous. Can‘t wait to hear about the book. 1mo
Cathythoughts Book sounds interesting.. As you head into Spring , we head into autumn... 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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GlassAsDiamonds I love your lawn 😻😻😻😻 1mo
CarolynM @GlassAsDiamonds More a tiny meadow, really😂 1mo
LeeRHarry I just pre ordered online - it sounds pretty good 😊 enjoy! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it😊 1mo
LauraBeth Both of those things together are reasons to be happy! 1mo
irre It is sooooo good. 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, lovely jonquils! 1mo
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Sweet YA with a nice message. The way you see yourself is not necessarily the way others see you and the way you see them is not necessarily the way they see themselves. #ozfiction

LeeRHarry Stacking this one, love a good YA 😊 1mo
CarolynM @LeeRHarry Have you read my favourite from last year? 1mo
LeeRHarry @CarolynM no I haven‘t , but I have just requested it at my library 😏 I‘m reading the latest from Elizabeth Acevedo as I loved, loved, loved The Poet X😊 1mo
BooknerdsLife I don‘t normally like YA contemporary but this one sounds nice! Stacked 📚🤗 2w
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Sail Away | Celia Imrie
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#bookhaulchallenge I've read the top 3. I'll get to the others eventually🙄
Love this idea! Thanks @Lcsmcat

Lcsmcat Good job! And how long ago did you originally post this? 1mo
CarolynM @Lcsmcat 2018, probably May or June 🙂 1mo
Reviewsbylola I enjoyed Every Note Played! 1mo
CarolynM @Reviewsbylola I really do want to read it, there are just so many other books that keep getting in the way! 1mo
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When you realize that you are significantly older than the parents of the heroine in your book😳😱😩

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
rretzler 😂 Happens to me all the time! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😟😂 1mo
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Reggie It‘s like when I first realized Julia Roberts was playing the mom in a film. 1mo
JennyM 😂😆😂 1mo
Centique 😂😂 I know the feeling! I keep seeing parents of newborns out walking or shopping and the parents look so young! Not that they are particularly - just that I‘m out of that age bracket and looking back at it is Super Weird. 😝🤪 On a side note - i‘d like to order my time machine now 🤞 (edited) 4w
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Dogs in Space: The Diaries | Richard Lowenstein
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Whenever I hear #Tequila I think of that drugged out party sequence in Dogs In Space and Michael Hutchence dancing around and singing the word. #ayupaugust

Ruthiella My first thought would be PeeWee Herman dancing in the bar to the song in the Big Adventure movie!😀 1mo
rretzler Dogs in Space was such a great movie. So sad about Michael Hutchence. 1mo
squirrelbrain Great pick! 👍😁 1mo
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Something to Believe In | Andrew Stafford
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#PutYourRecordsOn could be the subtitle for this memoir from a freelance journalist with a passion for music even though he can't play. #ayupaugust

squirrelbrain Great choice! Have you seen this one @TrishB ? Might be right up your hubby‘s street? 1mo
Cathythoughts Great cover too 👍🏻 1mo
CarolynM @squirrelbrain Thank you, but it might be a bit too Brisbane-centric for Mr B. Would The Saints or Radio Birdman mean anything to him @TrishB ? 1mo
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CarolynM @Cathythoughts Yes, I love it🙂 1mo
TrishB I‘ll ask him - but this is exactly the sort of book he loves anyway! If he doesn‘t know the artists he‘d go and listen 👍🏻 @squirrelbrain 1mo
Freespirit ❤️Radio Birdman 1mo
Cinfhen Hi @CarolynM 👋🏽this one sounds great!!! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hi, Carolyn, I‘ve sent you a little something about three weeks ago, has it reach you? The mails have been so slow 🐌 lately! ☹️ 1mo
CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, Jessie, that's so kind of you. I haven't received anything yet, but I'll let you know when I do😘 1mo
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Very #unpopularopinion - I did not like this at all. I found it more adolescent than most of the YA I have read. None of the characters (except maybe the coma patient) were sympathetic. The misogyny in the developing world is terrible but I didn't think this story offered any particular insights into it. There were some interesting glimpses of Nigerian life, but that's the best I could say for it.

TrishB I‘ve had it on my kindle a while but not been drawn to it as yet! 1mo
LeeRHarry This is next up for me ... mmm interesting 😏 1mo
Centique I do love an #unpopularopinion 😍 I haven‘t read this yet, may very well have a similar reaction. 😂 1mo
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TheEllieMo About to start reading this for our book club, could make for an interesting meeting next month! 1mo
CarolynM @TrishB @LeeRHarry @Centique I'll look out for your reviews. 1mo
CarolynM @TheEllieMo I read it for my book group too. I wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. It will be interesting to see what everyone else thinks on Monday night. 1mo
Cathythoughts I wasn‘t a fan. I bailed on this one 1mo
LeeRHarry I have jury duty next week and I don‘t think I will take it to read whilst I‘m waiting! 😂 1mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts I only finished it because I was reading it for my book group. I was tempted to bail anyway, but I decided to do the right thing. 1mo
CarolynM @LeeRHarry Good call! 😂 Hope you get excused quickly. 1mo
monalyisha OMG. 😂 “None of the characters (except maybe the coma patient) were sympathetic.” Maybe one of my favorite lines from a review ever. 😂 1mo
CarolynM @monalyisha Thank you, I think🤔😂 1mo
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Euphoria | Lily King
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I went into this book knowing nothing about it and was pleasantly surprised. Inspired by the true story of Margaret Mead and her work in New Guinea with her 2nd husband and the man who became her 3rd husband, I found the anthropological details and discussions as interesting as the love triangle. The relationships and characters (even the truly awful Australian husband - based on a Kiwi I might add) all felt authentic.
#LPMBC #GroupZ

LapReader Yay! Glad you liked it xo 1mo
CarolynM @LapReader I really did. Great choice👍🙂 1mo
Ruthiella I read this recently too and enjoyed it! 😀 1mo
Freespirit Looking forward to it! 1mo
RaimeyGallant This sounds super interesting! 1mo
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My Antonia | Willa Sibert Cather
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This was the first Cather I read and I loved it immediately. Her writing is incredibly evocative - she conjures people and places so vividly with small, telling details that make me feel like I know them and remember the times she is writing about. I loved the book just as much on this reread and thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. Thank you @Graywacke and all the buddy readers.

Cathythoughts Great review! Beautiful book. It‘s the only one I‘ve read so far 1mo
Ruthiella Loved this one too! 😍 1mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella I'll have to comb through your reviews and see what else you've liked recently to see what I should add to my TBR😀 1mo
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SamAnne It is on my dresser in the TBR pile. I‘ve wanted to read Cather for awhile. 1mo
Ruthiella Ah, I review religiously on Goodreads but not on Litsy. 🙁 1mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella I've never worked out Goodreads - it feels vast and impenetrable. I'm much more comfortable here. 1mo
Ruthiella I started using Goodreads in 2009 but not as an app - just the website. I can‘t really recommend any other Cather any way. I read The Professor‘s House and only liked the middle of it and it‘s been too long since I read Death Comes to the Archbishop. I want to try maybe O Pioneers next. 😀 1mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella I've read O Pioneers twice now and I like it a lot. Apart from the Prairie Trilogy, the only book of hers I've read is A Lost Lady. I like that one too.🙂 1mo
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A queer steampunk fantasy Sherlock Holmes pastiche featuring flirtatious necromancer bankers, lascivious vampires, powerful unbeings existing in all timelines at once, underwater cities and flying vehicles powered by vast mechanical butterflies. This is So not my thing, but Alexis Hall writes with so much wit and verve I was happy to go along with him on this bonkers journey.

LiteraryinLititz Great review! 1mo
JennyM I LOVE your review...how can I not give it a go! 1mo
LeeRHarry Fab review 😊 1mo
Centique You had me at flirtatious necromancer bankers 😂😂😂 1mo
JoyBlue You‘ve raised my curiosity! 😂 1mo
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One to remember😂

Leftcoastzen ❤️😂My life story!😂 1mo
Centique Have to use that! 😉 1mo
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