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Jeg

Jeg

Joined December 2016

I love reading and I love Litsy.😍
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Thank you @MrsMalaprop . Once again the right book at the right time. A delightful reassuring read for me. I would have loved to have met her. Such a delightful positive honest outlook. Reassuring for me right now at this stage of my life.

MrsMalaprop Feel free to pass it on if there‘s someone you think would like to read it 😊. 5d
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Would have to be the best book I‘ve read this year. An important book about important issues for all humans. Facts told in a fictional tale that will stay with me forever. Tim Winton sums it up perfectly “ A Masterpiece “. @MrsMalaprop

mcctrish I loved it 1w
Rissreads I bought this last week. I think I will bump it up my tbr list. 2d
Jeg @Rissreads , it has really got me thinking and I‘ve gone and joined a political party 😊 and I‘m noticing trees a lot more. 😍. Hope it doesn‘t disappoint. I‘m in the middle of reading Lost Connections - excellent. 2d
Rissreads Wow, it really did affect you! It‘s so awesome when a book touches you. I‘m glad you are liking Lost Connections. 😊 2d
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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So many quotes in this book however this is what this book does . It is an amazing book. @MrsMalaprop

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I had to give up. For me the characters were not conniving at all. Right at the start a 4 year old was saying and doing things no 4 year old I know does. At the end the author does say it‘s written to help young people understand etc. This Afterword the best part of book for me. I did keep trying to finish but decided better books for me to read. Would be interested to hear what other people think. @MrsMalaprop

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Farewell to the Father | Timothy Elliott
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Picked this up a couple of days ago in an op shop. Felt compelled to read it despite my big TBR pile. Tim is a journalist and his writing is very easy to read. I read it in a day and although it‘s sad in parts it‘s hopeful. An insight into mental illness. My brother is a recent sufferer and this book explained some of what happened to him.
I seem to be reading a lot of memoir lately. My age??? @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop This looks really good. 2w
Jeg @MrsMalaprop Do you want it. It‘s not a keeper for me. 😊😊 I keep very few books these days. 2w
MrsMalaprop Thank you, but I think I should not add it to my already out of control stack 😬. 2w
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I know that feeling well. I had to cull my TBR books as I‘d need to live to 120 to get them all read. It‘s still a big pile. 2w
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Book mail and until I read it I couldn‘t remember why I got it. 🙃. It‘s a gift for Friday. My wonderful partner and I have been together 33 years and married for 1. 🌈. A beautiful story about differences. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Centique Yay for 33 years together and such a special first wedding anniversary too! I‘m on 26 years. Can‘t hardly believe it,it‘s gone so fast. 💕 16h
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Exquisite Corpse | Pénélope Bagieu
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A quick afternoon read in the autumn sunshine. I‘m not a graphic novel fan but my partner is and we have shelves of them. Decided to try some. This was a quick read, delightful art work and my kind of ending. Perfect. @MrsMalaprop

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Identity Crisis | Ben Elton
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I‘m a Ben fan , his first book in ages. I think I understand hashtags a bit better now. 😊 A satire on the times we are now living. Thought provoking. Funny in parts. I got a bit bogged down in it and part way through thought this is a so so. However it improved and I really enjoyed the last part and ending. Saw him recently talking about movie he wrote All Is True. Such high energy. @MrsMalaprop

CarolynM Looking forward to this one. I'm a big fan of his too. 3w
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Children's House, The | Alice Nelson
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Finished just in time for book club this evening. I really enjoyed this story and the excellent writing. The complexities of families. Terrible things that can happen and the good that can emerge. @MrsMalaprop
#ozfiction

squirrelbrain Sounds really interesting! Stacked.... 4w
Suet624 Ohhh, this does sound good!! Stacked too. 3w
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Children's House, The | Alice Nelson
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Rissreads Yep, it‘s true..... 4w
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Anzac Billy | Claire Saxby
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Read this recently when I was helping in the school library. Delightful and I learnt something I didn‘t know before. During WW1 they sent billy cans ( small bucket like tins used mostly in Australia for making tea over a camp fire) , packed with goodies and notes for the soldiers. This wee boy is hoping his dad gets his. This is story of what goes in the billy. Great illustrations. Such interesting details. @MrsMalaprop

Rissreads Another awesome kids book! 👏🏻 1mo
Suet624 💕💕 3w
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Children's House, The | Alice Nelson
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About to start this book and hope I can get it finished in time for book club on Monday. Another local author who has lived overseas but now back in Perth. I‘ve heard her talk so looking forward to reading the book. @MrsMalaprop

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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Almost gave this a SoSo but decided I‘m not in a good place to be reading just now. I did find it a bit hard to keep track of the characters , and sometimes the plot got the better of me. However it is very well written and author , though Irish , is living here in Perth. @MrsMalaprop

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You Belong Here | M. H. Clark
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Happy Easter everyone. My two Easter gifts. Book and grandson. The book is a kids book but not sure how much kids would take to it. Text is in cursive and not a lot of colour in pictures. However the writing is lovely and touched my heart as book given to me by my partner. @MrsMalaprop

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The Seagull | Ann Cleeves
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This was a very pleasant and vivid read for me. Vivid because I‘m a Fan of the TV series and I can see and hear all the characters. Love that. The series so like the books. Such great detail of the countryside, makes me want to go visit. She seems to base her novels on places where she is living. I see she no longer writes the series about the Shetlands as since her husband died she no longer goes there. He was a bird watcher there. @MrsMalaprop

CarolynM I haven't read any Anne Cleeves or watched Vera, but I love the Shetland TV show. 1mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Wow!!Just finished this morning. Words escape me. I just loved it. My 13th Aussie book for the year. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop I have it because the lovely @Rissreads gave me a copy, but I haven‘t read it yet. I think someone was thinking of choosing it for book club, so have held off reading it. 1mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop you are right someone has. But you know me I‘ll need a second read! 😊 1mo
Freespirit It sounds so good. I must read it! 1mo
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Rabble book shop buy @MrsMalaprop and @Rissreads . Can‘t wait to read it. Heard her on the radio. Local woman I think I remember. Will get recent one if I enjoy this one. Everyone who has read it seems to love it.

Rissreads We read it for bookclub. I enjoyed it. One of the ladies from bookclub worked with her whilst she was writing it and is mentioned in the back. Apparently the day she heard she was going to be published was the same day she found out she had a brain tumour or cancer. But she is doing good now. It‘s great to support local authors! She has movie deals now too! 😊 (edited) 2mo
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads I spotted it on the returns shelf at my library, so just had to grab it. I liked it too. Caught a courtesy bus with her in Ubud last year 😊👏. 2mo
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Bookmail and can‘t for the life of me remember why I ordered them! Both look good though. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop Ha ha! Can‘t help you there. Enjoy though. 2mo
Bklover This happens to me a lot! 1mo
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Look at Me | Mareike Krügel
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Well translated from the German, I was enjoying this book but it got to be just a little too long. Unsatisfying ending for me. @MrsMalaprop

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The Book of Forgotten Authors | Christopher Fowler
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A great book I would recommend for book lovers. But I had to stop reading it. Because I wanted to go find the books I was reading about. 😊 I already have a huge TBR shelf . I recognised some of the authors but lots I had not heard of. A book you can dip in and out of. @MrsMalaprop

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@MrsMalaprop @Rissreads Took me ages to master but I‘ve done it after a fashion! Now you will need to explain hash tags to me and why I would use them!

Jeg I see number 1 not there it‘s I‘m a Rod Stewart fan! 2mo
MrsMalaprop 👏👏👏💕💕💕🤗🤗🤗 2mo
vumblereads I love swimming too though right now I‘m not as fit as I want to be. Anxiety also bothers me. 2mo
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vumblereads Hashtags are great for letting your post be known when someone searches for a specific topic. 😃 not sure if I explained that well 2mo
Rissreads Well done @Jeg ! You did it! I loved reading more about you 💜 It‘s nice to know another Rod Stewart fan. (edited) 2mo
CarolynM Great list! It's nice to get to know a bit more about our Litsy friends. I'm with you on Rod Stewart's music in the '70's, not so sure about his later output. (edited) 2mo
Suet624 I loved reading your list. I tried making a list and could only think of 6 things! I‘ll have to try again. 😁 you and I share many traits. 💕 1mo
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@MrsMalaprop and @Rissreads guess where I went again today?😊😊😊 Lovely book by the way. Story told in an easy way for kids but great for big people too.

Rissreads Oooooo that looks good! 🌈 2mo
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Once again the perfect book lands in front of me just when I need it. A family member is dealing with mental health issues right now and I‘ve also had my own issues over time. This book is one young woman‘s journey through depression and anxiety , well written and relatable. @MrsMalaprop

JennyM Sounds excellent #stacked 😘 2mo
Suet624 Sounds interesting. Stacked. 2mo
Suet624 I don‘t know if you‘d like it, but I loved Reasons to Stay Alive, Haig‘s book about his own anxiety and depression. 2mo
Jeg @Suet624 thanks for that. I just looked at some short videos with Matt Haig. Incite full fellow. Will look out his book. Would love for my brother to read him but he‘s not a reader unfortunately. Maybe the short videos might help. 2mo
Suet624 👍💕 2mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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One of the many things I love about reading is it lets me inside the heads of other people and I get to understand things in a different way. This book did this for me in a big way. I want everyone to read this book. I loved the ending my favourite sort. Thank you @MrsMalaprop

Freespirit I need to read this! 2mo
CarolynM I know exactly what you mean. The characters were so strong and so believable. Definitely a book all Australians should read🙂 2mo
MrsMalaprop 👏👏😍😍🙌🙌🖤❤️💛 2mo
Rissreads I‘m going to pick this book as my book club book pick later in the year, so I‘m saving it for then! 2mo
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Delightful. The book was fact. The DVD of the TV series was fiction based on facts. Amazing woman — Molly. Glad I read this book. Enjoyed the DVD too. @MrsMalaprop

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The Beauty and the Beast | Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
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@MrsMalaprop next to bookshop is an op shop. There I found this beautiful interactive edition for $5. A good day.

JennyM Great find!!!! 2mo
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Little Frida | Anthony Browne
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Thank you again @MrsMalaprop for telling me about this bookshop. It‘s just a hop , skip and a jump from the chiropractor I go to every month. So guess what I will be doing! There range of kids books is amazing. I had to restrict myself to these three. All wonderful. I love Anthony Brownes illustrations. Phoenix is based on a real child. The other is about having 2 dads on Mother‘s Day at school. Recommend them all.

MrsMalaprop Are they from Rabble? If so, you are my fourth convert 🤣👏📚❤️. 2mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop that‘s it. Can‘t believe we didn‘t know about it. We go to chiropractor on the corner but guess we never walk down. Only ever go to the Salvos which is on another street. The shop is quite like Diabolik near us. Have you been there? 2mo
Rissreads @jeg it‘s better than Diabolik I think. All those books look amazing! Who have you bought them for? @MrsMalaprop has introduced me to Litsy and Rabble and you! 🤣 2mo
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MrsMalaprop I haven‘t been to Diabolik. Might have to find an excuse to....😊. 2mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I‘ll go with you! 2mo
MrsMalaprop That sounds like exactly the excuse I need @rissreads ! 2mo
Jeg @Rissreads All the books are for me! I love kids picture books. We have a fine collection. 2mo
Jeg @Rissreads @MrsMalaprop you can combine coffee and cake with your Diabolik visit. Popular place right next door. We like the coffee over the road. 2mo
Rissreads @jeg @MrsMalaprop Ooooooo I love cake! 2mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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A delight. You will find yourself in this book.😊 Thank you @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop 📚💕 2mo
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Really enjoyed this read. Right book at the right time. Just delightful. @MrsMalaprop

Louise Yes, this is such a lovely book! 👍 2mo
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Sabrina | Nick Drnaso
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Wish I could have bailed but needed to read for book club. I didn‘t enjoy the art work, the print was way to small and I don‘t understand the end. Not my thing I guess. I sort of got some of the content , the curse of the internet, live content, trolls, death threats, conspiracy theories. I‘m not a graphic novel fan and this did not change my mind.

MrsMalaprop Oh no! Will hear more tonight. You are very welcome to borrow one of my three #graphicnovel reads that I will bring along tonight. I am not a fan of the format either, but have to say I enjoyed all three I read! 2mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I too have read others and I‘ve not been put off. Kathy is big fan and we have shelves full of graphic novels and comics. Even she could not read this one. 2mo
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Storyteller | Zoe Daniel
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I watch and listen to this amazing woman most days. She is now in the USA and pops up all over the place. I really enjoyed reading this book. She is a great storyteller. The things she has seen and the places she has been and the things she has done. Just amazing. Published in 2014 it‘s a reminder of news past and how something‘s haven‘t changed much in parts of the world. Sad, uplifting, and in parts funny.
@MrsMalaprop

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I needed a break from the non fiction I‘ve been reading. This was perfect. I love his writing and especially this series. I always learn something. The last chapters made me smile and in his acknowledgment he posed a bit of a quest to do with the titles of the chapters. I‘m about to see if I can solve it! @MrsMalaprop

gradcat Love all things Bryant & May & Peculiar Crimes 🥰 3mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Spent a gift voucher today. Cloth bound copy of Jane Eyre with added notes and a Bronte family tree. The other two were on the “ special” table. Aussie legends is fun and informative. The other I‘ve wanted to read for a while but was reluctant to buy given the mixed reviews. @MrsMalaprop

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I would recommend this book highly. Writing it took a toll on the author but I‘m very glad she researched and wrote it. Enlightening and frightening. It could happen to any of us. However if you are high profile person it‘s highly likely to happen to you. This book proved to me that a troll is not always some odd lonely person but they could be that person you work with, your neighbour . Scary.
@MrsMalaprop

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Could the answer to trolling be parenting? Perhaps. Supervising what and when your kids are online is getting harder and harder I‘m thinking, but I know some parents are having a good go at it.

MrsMalaprop Supervising is part of the answer. The other is education & discussion with your kids & helping them understand that the same rules that guide our behaviour in the real world apply online. It is so difficult though. 3mo
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Scary book. I never thought this was such a problem. I‘m half way through and becoming educated in some disturbing activities . So happy that Litsy , for me anyway, has been positive .😍.

MrsMalaprop Litsy is very different to other online forums. I heard a disturbing story on Radio National yesterday about one woman‘s experience. Just devastating 😞. 3mo
jenniferw88 Or if you're Jenny Ryan off The Chase you troll them back! Check her Twitter but yesterday she got in before her troll! https://twitter.com/jenlion/status/1100092423500414977?s=19 3mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I think she is in the book. Some awful things have / are happening to people. 3mo
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The Choke | Sofie Laguna
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Another Aussie read for me. I loved her first book but a bit unsure about this one. Great writing but for me uncomfortable subject. At least it had my kind of ending. @MrsMalaprop

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Pegasus in the Suburbs | Jennifer Kremmer
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Found this in the free box. It was published in 1999. It‘s about a young girl in the Aussie suburbs in the 70s. If you were a child then or a parent or just want a glimpse of family life back then, you might enjoy this book. I‘m now reading The Choke another Aussie book about childhood in the 70s but about life in a country town.
@MrsMalaprop

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Disturbing and insightful. I was uncomfortable reading it but needed to get to the end , hoping for happiness.
I know a young person who for the past 2 years has refused to eat and hardly moves. Right now she says she just wants to die. So reading this book was both hard to read while at the same time somewhat insightful.
@MrsMalaprop Not an easy read for me. However can see why it won the award.

MrsMalaprop Oh that‘s very sad about the young person 😢. I hope they get the help they need. I have just been learning about eating disorders at work today. 3mo
Rissreads I loved this book too! 2mo
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On Doubt | Leigh Sales
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Excellent. Thank you @MrsMalaprop .

Jeg @MrsMalaprop just saw your review. 😊😊 4mo
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Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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All I knew about Steve Jobs was that he started Apple and he had died. This was his daughters look at him. The daughter he denied until DNA came along. After reading I wonder how much Iike him she is/ was. Writing is very matter of fact. Not as emotional as I would have thought given how he treated her.
I came away from this book not liking him. Would now like to read someone else‘s point of view. @MrsMalaprop

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Writers and Their Cats | Alison Nastasi
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Delightful. That‘s Truman Capote on the cover. I loved the photographs. Cat lovers will love it. Would make a great gift for a book and cat lover. The short writing with each photo also very interesting. @MrsMalaprop

Rissreads It does look wonderful 💚 2mo
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Just had a binge watch of this. Every bit as good as the book I thought. We have one of few remaining DVD stores in the West. The owner is aiming to be the last one. In a nearby suburb there is the last Blockbuster.
The world is changing but I‘m hanging in there! 😊. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop I loved this adaptation too Joy! See you Monday 😊👏. 4mo
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From the Wreck | Jane Rawson
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A bit weird for me. Has a sci-fi dimension to it. Based on an historical fact. Her great great grandfather survived a wreck. The steamship Admella sank off the SA coast in 1859. She uses these facts to weave a different sort of story. This is my third Aussie read for this year. 6 books read and half Aussie. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop I‘ve heard about this one. @Rissreads it might be one for you? 4mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop Oooooo, yes, it does sound intriguing! Stacked! 4mo
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Wimmera | Mark Brandi
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Easy to read but not an easy read! I had worked out the plot but was not too sure how he would end it.
Great Aussie fiction. His description of the boys childhood took me back. Times of innocence and freedom.
@MrsMalaprop

Kaye Good review ! 4mo
CarolynM I found myself getting really angry about the way they were dealt with by the law. It was probably fairly true to life, which makes me very sad. 4mo
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Hot day here yesterday so watched the DVD. Seems we also had the book in the house. I‘d never heard of Molly. A very interesting life. The man she worked for wrote a book which my partner had to read when she was doing her medical training. After watching the DVD looking forward to reading the book first published in 1954. Molly died in 2012. She was 93.
@MrsMalaprop

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Finally finished it. I think it was just a bit too long and I had trouble with the switches from one time to another. Book is set in the past, the now , and the future. However I learnt a great deal about bees and how important they are and how if we are not careful we could be in big trouble if their destruction is allowed to go on.
A lot of honey on toast consumed during the reading. @MrsMalaprop

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Wimmera | Mark Brandi
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Should be tidying the house! 😊. But remembered the library was open! Top two books were on my list . Can‘t remember why I put them there. 🙃 . Both look like interesting reads. The other two were on the new books shelf and thought they looked interesting also. I love cats.😻. Anyone read any of these?

CarolynM I thought Wimmera was really good. Look forward to seeing your review🙂 4mo
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I know this is a classic American children‘s story but I have never read it. So found this in an op shop and just watched it. Delightful. Now to source a copy of the book to read. @MrsMalaprop

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I haven‘t read a lot of her books but found this on the new books shelf. I loved her style of writing after some of the books I have tried recently. However I woke early one morning and read right through to nearly the end. A mistake. This books needs to be read slowly, perhaps just a couple of stories at a time . An amazing life.
@MrsMalaprop

LeeRHarry I loved this one 4mo
Jeg @LeeRHarry thanks for that. I‘ll look out for it. Sounds like something I‘d enjoy reading. 4mo
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MrsMalaprop I‘ve read both of those @CarolynM & @LeeRHarry & agree they were excellent. Think we might‘ve done one of them for book club years ago Joy 🤔. 4mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop that would be right!! 🙃🙃🙃🙃 4mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I still think I could have those 30 books and just read them over and over! 😊😊😊 4mo
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