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Joined March 2016

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Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
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Hope In The Dark by Rebecca Solnit
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And just before I got to bed hour 30 challenge: YA/Middle Grade. So middle grade is an American term, we don‘t really have an exact equivalent term, also ‘middle grade‘ is sort of starting to be adopted. But here in Australia we have a lot of awesome books that fit in that age range and I can‘t recommend them enough. #24in48

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Behold, Here's Poison | Georgette Heyer
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All done 🎉 so ready for bed now #24in48

Megabooks Woo hoo!! 🥳🎉🥳 2d
Gillyreads @megabooks thanks 😊 2d
Andrew65 Wow! 🍾🥂🥳 2d
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Death in the Stocks | Georgette Heyer
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Eleven and twelve. #24in48

Megabooks Awesome!! 3d
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Reign of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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Book ten finished. I‘m annoyed about waiting a week for the third/final book in the series. I need to know what happens. #24in48

Sweettartlaura 10 books in 18 hours?!?!?😮😮😮. WOW 🙌🏻 3d
Megabooks Awesome!! 3d
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Heart of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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Finished my reread of Heart of Mist for book nine. Book eight was Men Explain Things To Me on audio. #24in48

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Hour 18 challenge: romance. My first introduction to romance was my mum‘s Georgette Heyer collection. I‘ve read these all so many times I‘ve lost count. Regency is still my favourite but I have branched out as well. #24in48

YouBookMe I adore Georgette Heyer! Just did a reread of Devil‘s Cub. 3d
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Woke up with back pain so I‘ve switched to audio for a bit #24in48

IvoryLunatic What do you think about this? I read it last year. 3d
Gillyreads @IvoryLunatic I think maybe it would have been better in print. It was a little difficult to follow the structure of each essay? But that might have been because I was sleepy. 3d
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Heart of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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Off to bed now. Good luck to everyone #24in48

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Book seven was actually 9 prequel novellas for the Oremere Chronicles - you can get them for free when you sign up for Helen Scheuerer‘s newsletter

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Hour 6 challenge: science fiction/fantasy.
I‘m using #24in48 to get caught up on the fantastic fantasy series before the final book comes out next Saturday.
It‘s epic. It‘s feminist. Plus the author is an awesome Aussie writer.

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Cried through book six. #24in48

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Had some late afternoon pastries while finishing book five. Now on to book six. #24in48

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A Dress for the Wicked | Autumn Krause
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I‘ve not heard anything about this book so I‘m not sure but I‘m going to give it a go.
I‘m very sure about my French earl grey though 😍
#24in48

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Just passed hour 7 and finished book 4. On to my third cup of tea. #24in48

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🥳🥳📚 4d
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Breakfast date #24in48

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The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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2 books done. Husband is making me go out for coffee but I‘m taking book three ☺️ #24in48 @24in48

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The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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Off I go. It‘s 7am here in Sydney 📚#24in48 @24in48

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Young Dark Emu is finally back in stock and in bookshops 😊

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Lucy's Book | Natalie Jane Prior
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Books about books ❤️

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Today I prepped my #24in48tbr pile 📚 ready for next weekend 😊

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Inheritance | Carole Wilkinson Carole
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Pie and book

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Sick Bay | Nova Weetman
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Picked up a treat on the way home from our trip

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Wildlife | Fiona Wood
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Dinner

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The place we had lunch today used books as tea trays!

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Bonus comics read in the final hours of June 💜💚

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Rogue: The Vault | A. J. Betts
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June reads. I rate all these books.
Also read on ebook All That‘s Bright and Gone plus some extra comics I‘ll post next 📚

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Resurrection Bay | Emma Viskic
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Our hotel has a massive bath so you best believe I sat in it for an hour reading

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Drowned Ammet | Diana Wynne Jones
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Going away for three nights for our anniversary 📚📚📚

Bindrosbookshelf I really liked Resurrection Bay! I liked the preparedness of the pile. I would have an ereader for backup as well. My husband is used to it 😊 3w
Gillyreads @Bindrosbookshelf I have some ebooks on my phone 😊 3w
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The Rest of the Story | Sarah Dessen
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June book haul. In my defence it was my birthday this month

Bindrosbookshelf Are you participating in the Room For a Stranger bookclub with Text Publishing? 3w
Gillyreads @Bindrosbookshelf I‘m thinking about it but I don‘t really use Facebook 3w
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Highly recommend. This is a fabulous contemporary YA mystery. http://bit.ly/2RD0f4v

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Room for a Stranger | Melanie Cheng
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Getting some reading time in before our seminar on kids bookselling and publishing ❤️

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Working on my review for this awesome Australian YA mystery. #loveozya

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This was a fantastic story told from the perspective of 6-year olf Aoife as she, and the reader, try to uncover both what is happening with her mother (she‘s confused and in hospital) and what happened to her brother (he died and no-one will talk about it). 

I love stories from a child's perspective, it's a very effective way of revealing a story but is difficult to do well. In All That's Bright and Gone, Eliza Nellums uses it spectacularly.

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What a cute dedication

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Birthday books

RachelO Lovely! Happy Birthday 🥳 1mo
Gillyreads @RachelO thanks 😊 1mo
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Need this at the moment. My office is getting very diet focused

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Playing with Collage | Jeannie Baker
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If your interested in Australian picture books I‘m doing a series on my blog on Australian picture book authors. First post is on the fab Jeannie Baker.
https://www.gillyreads.com/recommendation-jeannie-baker/

(If you‘re Australian I also have a giveaway of her new book on my Instagram)

LapReader I ❤️ her. Did you see her on Gardening Australia? 1mo
Gillyreads @LapReader yes! So great 😀 1mo
CarolynM Her books are SO beautiful! 1mo
Gillyreads @CarolynM they are! Totally works of art 1mo
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Spider-Women | Dennis Hopeless, Jason Latour
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Squeezing in a little reading time before I catch up on Call The Midwife

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The Place on Dalhousie | Melina Marchetta
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Only three books last month.

Lcsmcat Some months are like that! May was incredibly busy for us too. 2mo
Gillyreads @Lcsmcat so true 2mo
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I find the Moomins very soothing. This is a lovely edition of the first Moomin story original published in 1945. The start of an incredible world of stories ❤️

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When We Collided | Emery Lord
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Excellent book.

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Reading and watching The Feed #multitasking

emz711 That's so impressive, I can't watch and read! 2mo
Gillyreads @emz711 I just read in the ad breaks 2mo
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P is for Pearl | Eliza Henry-Jones, Eliza Henry Jones
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I did a review of this fabulous book on my blog http://bit.ly/2HzSIjL

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The Place on Dalhousie | Melina Marchetta
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National treasure, Melina Marchetta has provided once again. ❤️😍😭❤️😍

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Road trip

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Terra Nullius | Claire Coleman
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Went to a great panel at All Day YA called Climate of Fear with Claire G Coleman, Lili Wilkinson and Neal Shusterman. I hope everyone in the audience went home to read Terra Nullius.

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Books I read in April.

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I cried a lot. She‘s a genius writer

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What I Like About Me | Jenna Guillaume
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The children take forever to wake up so getting so early reading in

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