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MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop

Joined May 2016

Books glorious books. 🇦🇺Australian 🧐School Psychologist. Living on unceded Wadjuk Noongar boodja
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Patrick White: A Life by David Marr
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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
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The Hours: A Novel by Michael Cunningham
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Oh my. So beautiful. So sad. What an incredibly special book. Read it if you dare. Thank you and vale Georgia Blain. 😍💔

“The best way to pay tribute to the Australian author, who died in the same week as her mother Anne Deveson, is to read her work” Sophie Cunningham, The Guardian, Dec 2016.

dabbe Pretty nails! ❤️❤️❤️ 17h
MrsMalaprop @dabbe Thanks 😊 now
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“Life is an amorphous mess, a huge soup of details we wade our way through, and in order to make sense of what is happening to us, we impose structure or narrative. It is inescapable.”

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Writing about sharing news with her mother who has dementia Georgia says,
“Sometimes…she momentarily surfaces out of the goldfish bowl of Alzheimer‘s where she spends most of her time, swimming round, trapped, bumping up against her own reflection.
‘So what do I do now?‘ She asks.”
My mum has Alzheimer‘s and often asks that same question. It‘s a tough one to answer. I sometimes say, “surrender” or “it‘s your turn to be looked after now.” 🤷🏻‍♀️

LeahBergen 💔 2d
CarolynM This strikes such a chord with me right now💔 1d
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Librariana I love this. Such an honest way to look at life 💜 2d
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I wasn‘t planning to start this right away, but couldn‘t help myself.
Georgia is reflecting on her daughter‘s reading here.
Having recently read Grapes of Wrath, this resonated. 😍💯🙌

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Special | Georgia Blain
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As some of you may know, I have a bit of an obsession going on with Australian author Georgia Blain who died prematurely in 2016 😔. This book was one of two published that year. It is YA, specfic about teenager Fern and her Lotto Girl friends. I‘m not a big fan of the genre, so perhaps not the best judge, but I found it to be just an OK read. #ozfiction

LeahBergen What a view! 2d
MrsMalaprop @LeahBergen Yes 😍, Mandurah in Western Australia 🌊 2d
Jeg Where are you staying? We need a get away and that looks perfect? 1d
MrsMalaprop @jeg Seashells Resort, Mandurah. Can‘t get much closer to the beach 😊 1d
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@Rissreads @Jeg Look what I got my hands on today 😍.

Rissreads Woop woop! I hope it‘s fabulous! 💛🧡♥️ 3d
Jeg Lucky you . I‘m still looking. Op shops have been good to me lately. 3d
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Fraud | Anita Brookner
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Well that was a treat (in a weird, gloomy kind of way 😆). Thanks for putting the book in my hand @Rissreads . The inner lives of women of a certain age. Very relatable even though the book was set in a time and place where not getting married was considered sad and unfortunate. Some may say this is still the case 🤷🏻‍♀️. I loved Brookner‘s writing. She capture ideas, life‘s moments and “truths” so simply and effectively. I‘m keen to read more…

Rissreads Yay! I‘m still to read this. Lucky for you I somehow ended up with 2 copies! 1w
LeahBergen I always seem to find Brookner weird and gloomy (but so enjoyable somehow). 😆 1w
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Absolute perfection. These short stories were written between 2012 - 2015. Georgia died from a brain tumor in 2016. The stories didn‘t get published before her death because Georgia put her energy into a getting a book she had just finished published, Between A Wolf & A Dog (a masterpiece).
I am so grateful that they have now been published & I got to read them. Thank you Georgia 🥹❤️🙏
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LeeRHarry I loved Between a Wolf and a Dog so will definitely stack this one. 😊 2w
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@Rissreads This is the book of hers I don‘t have, but very much want if you happen to see it on your travels. 🙏 I‘ll let you know if I manage to find it first.

Rissreads Mission accepted! I‘m on it! 🤣♥️ 2w
Jeg I‘ll be looking. 2w
MrsMalaprop @Jeg Now I know what you were talking about on messenger! Between us we will find it. 2w
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Jeg I‘ll keep looking everywhere I go. Last resort Amazon! Perhaps. Thinking now I can imagine you are not an Amazon fan. 2w
MrsMalaprop Ok @jeg & @Rissreads I have ordered the book from Crow, so no need for you to continue hunting, unless of course you want it for yourself. Thanks beautiful book-rescuers 🥰🙏 2w
Rissreads 👍🏼 2w
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Fraud | Anita Brookner
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@Rissreads is such a bad influence, in the best possible way. We were at the same show last night, sitting on opposite sides of the theatre. Nerissa comes over at interval to give me a random bag of books that she has ‘saved‘ for me. How lucky am I? 🥰👏📚🙏

Reggie How lovely!!! 2w
Rissreads I‘m good for something! ♥️ 2w
LeeRHarry That‘s lovely and your nails match them!! 😊 2w
squirrelbrain Aw, lovely! 2w
LeahBergen How nice! 2w
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Damascus | Christos Tsiolkas
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WTAF was that? I acknowledge Tsiolkas‘ contribution to #ozfiction. I loved The Slap and found it ground-breaking. And I haven‘t minded a couple of his other books: Seven and a Half & Barracuda. But this was something else. Hist fic where Tsiolkas embodies St Paul. I was disoriented & revolted & read much of it with a scowl on my face. The abundance of “rutting”, “stench” & brutality were A LOT. Was it amazing or terrible 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️? Or was it both?

Eva_B Yeah, I have to say that I was one of the few who were disappointed with ‘The Slap‘. I did a lot of scowling reading that one! I found it overrated. I thought it was going to be much more thought provoking than it was. He spends too much time writing about who is sleeping with who rather than exploring other themes that could be really interesting. I‘m sadly reluctant to read more of his work. 3w
LeeRHarry I was underwhelmed with The Slap - preferred the TV show. But I thought Barracuda was pretty good. Still didn‘t really encourage me to read any more though. 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ll take a pass on this one too. 3w
MrsMalaprop @Eva_B I‘m not sure you are one of the ‘few‘ who didn‘t appreciate The Slap. I know a lot of people didn‘t like it. It was a polarizing book. It‘s one that I wouldn‘t want to re-read for fear I might not like it 😬. 3w
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Valentines Day post.
I saw this book of short stories was being published posthumously & might‘ve hinted to my husband that I‘d very much like to read it 😉.
The card is locally made & will make sense to Perth people. There‘s this strange divide in Perth about north & south of the river (Derbarl Yerrigan or ‘Swan‘ river that runs through the centre). And never the twain shall meet. I moved from the north to the south when I met my husband 😱.

Leftcoastzen Wonderful card!😁 3w
Jeg Love the card. 2w
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Damascus | Christos Tsiolkas
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I am making a start on this, a favourite of my husband & a good friend, both of whom have a high tolerance for violence and gore. Mine‘s not quite as high, so let‘s see how I go… #ozfiction #currentlyreading #signedcopy

BarbaraBB I am interested in this. I haven‘t heard of it but I enjoyed 1mo
MrsMalaprop @BarbaraBB I loved The Slap, but many people did not. 1mo
BarbaraBB I know, but I surely did! I didn‘t enjoy this one as much 1mo
Jeg His latest one told me more about male gay sex than I needed to know. I loved The Slap. 1mo
MrsMalaprop @jeg Yeah, I got that one for Brett for Christmas, but don‘t reckon I‘ll read it. Brett said it was good, especially the dinner party scene. 1mo
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Today after getting my nails done I popped in to the op shop next-door to see whether I could find myself a Georgette Heyer @LeahBergen . I did not find a Heyer, but I did find these two 😍. For $2 each! #bookhaul #winning

BarbaraBB What I loved is so good!! 1mo
LeahBergen Well, those are some good finds! Let me know if you can‘t find a Heyer… I‘ll send you one! 😘 1mo
MrsMalaprop Thanks @LeahBergen I‘m sure I‘ll find one. Especially with @rissreads sending me links to book sales in our town. She‘s such a bad influence 🙄😂 1mo
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MrsMalaprop @BarbaraBB That book keeps coming up & then I spotted it today. 🙏 1mo
CarolynM Keep looking out for the Heyer‘s, you are bound to find a few soon. And I agree with @BarbaraBB about What I Loved. 1mo
Rissreads I‘m on the hunt for you now Serena! It won‘t take us long! 🤣 1mo
Rissreads So what Heyer are we looking for? Which are the best @LeahBergen ? 1mo
Rissreads Which would you recommend @CarolynM ? 1mo
CoffeeK8 Venetia is good! My favorite is 1mo
LeahBergen @Rissreads Let‘s see … maybe be on the lookout for Cotillion, The Grand Sophy, Frederica, Arabella, These Old Shades (this one is Georgian era rather than Regency), or The Corinthian. Or whatever you can find! 😆😆 I‘ve actually not read Venetia yet but it seems to be a favourite of a lot of Heyer fans. Happy hunting! 1mo
CarolynM @Rissreads I‘ve only read a couple of the romances so I‘m not much help with those. The mysteries will be harder to find but, for what it‘s worth, No Wind of Blame and Behold Here‘s Poison are my favourites.🙂 1mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM I‘ll make a note of these titles! 👍 1mo
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This was a Christmas present from my husband, who also bought me the Paul Kelly version which I‘ve yet to read. I like the concept, a book of short stories, each loosely inspired by a Cave song. As always with short stories, some were better than others. I found a new author to look into for my husband & I liked that there‘s a Spotify playlist I could listen to as I read.
Aside: my husband and I walked down the aisle to a Cave song ❤️.

Mimi28 Aaaaawwww….❤️❤️ 1mo
Mimi28 I have a book about Prince and the meaning behind every song. It‘s on my kindle app and I need a tablet ( or I could use my phone) but I guess I‘ll try more because your review of your favorite artist inspired me to learn more about mine 💜💜💜💟💟💟 1mo
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I am reading this book of short stories inspired by Nick Cave‘s songs. I knew he was invited to attended the coronation of King Charles, but I didn‘t know it was because Albo (Australia‘s Prime Minister) had chosen him! #currentlyreading #ozfiction

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#Januarywrapup 5 books. 4 fiction and 1 non.
Australian books dominated my January 2024 reading, with the exception of Tomorrow.
All of them most definitely picks.

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Marr meticulously researched early settler accounts of Australia‘s invasion, with a focus on the Native Police. He tells the story of his own ancestors, & if their behaviour is representative, it was a blood bath. It almost became monotonous, reading injustice after injustice. Attitudes, events & circumstances conspired to insure the decimation of Aboriginal people. There were people who stood up for what was right, but not nearly enough 😔.

LeeRHarry This sounds like a really tough read. Hope you‘re coping with the heat over there ok. 🤞 1mo
MrsMalaprop @LeeRHarry It was tough, but very good and I‘m glad I read it. It reinforced for me that people don‘t change that much. There will always be people who have open minds and empathy and there will always be those who don‘t. 1mo
MrsMalaprop @LeeRHarry I‘ve been lucky enough to be in air con this week! My son & his girlfriend are very happy to be flying to Melbourne tonight 😮‍💨. 1mo
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LeeRHarry @MrsMalaprop good to hear it‘s been ok - expecting a hot-ish weekend here but it‘ll definitely feel cooler for your son. 😊 1mo
quietlycuriouskate This sounds like a really challenging read. 1mo
MrsMalaprop @quietlycuriouskate It was, but very much worth it. #truthtelling 1mo
Mimi28 🤗💔🤧sounds like a tough read. What are you eating? It looks delicious 😋 1mo
MrsMalaprop @mimi28 It was delicious sourdough, topped with smashed avocado, pickled radish, cherry tomatoes, goats cheese & a drizzle of olive oil. 🤤 1mo
Mimi28 Ooooooooo…aaaaaaahhhhhh!!! I bet it was delicious 😋 1mo
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I am coming to the end of this illuminating, horrifying book about Australia‘s frontier wars. This passage is in response to the suggestion that colonisation & a guerrilla war were inevitable.
My reading in this area confirms that there absolutely were people who objected to the brutal colonisation of Australia & treatment of its inhabitants. Unfortunately there were not enough stop it from happening & there remain not enough to set it right 😔.

Jeg Very very sad with a big bit of anger in me too. 1mo
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Darwin‘s visit to Sydney in 1836

Jeg Wow! 1mo
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Appreciating this thoroughly researched book about the “settlement” (invasion) of Australia a mere 200 years ago.
😠 #truthtelling #knowyourhistory

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Going to make a start on this non-fiction read by Australian journalist David Marr. I love the concept here: a deep dive into his own family colonialist history.

I try to read a book about the true history of Australia in the lead-up to ‘Australia Day‘ on 26 Jan each year. I‘m strapping myself in for this one. #currentlyreading

thegreensofa The Diving In podcast spoke about this book on their latest episode. It was really interesting. 2mo
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The Seven | Chris Hammer
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Great Australian crime fiction. Not a genre I often read these days, but this was an enjoyable summer holiday #palatecleanser. I am back at work next week.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Summer holidays go past too quickly! 2mo
MrsMalaprop @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes 🙁. Although I‘m telling myself I‘m ready to return to work 😁. 2mo
MrsMalaprop @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 😂 Yeah, I think it is. I‘ve just had 5 weeks off after all, and I do like my job. And I LOVE that I work part-time. (edited) 2mo
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The Seven | Chris Hammer
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#upnext #ozfiction Time for a comfort read. Younger me read a lot of crime fiction. Older me tends to seek more diversity and complexity. From time to time I like to dip my toe back into quality crime fic.
I am recovering from Covid, have one more week of summer holidays before I return to work, and the weather is heating up, so this should be just the ticket.

☀️We are expecting 37C today and 41C tomorrow 🥵

BarbaraBB That is hot and yet I‘d prefer it to the rain and cold over here. Enjoy your last week! 2mo
LeeRHarry Got up to low-mid 30s over here and I nearly melted when I went outside! Heading to the northern hemisphere in Feb and I can‘t wait for the cold and snow! ❄️😊 2mo
Jeg I‘m enjoying being inside with the AC. Hope you are all feeling better. Seems like the holidays have flown by. I enjoyed this book . I 2mo
Jeg I was going to say before that comment seemed to post itself, that I did not see the end coming. 2mo
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From the Wreck | Jane Rawson
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What a freaky little number. I loved it. Not my usual genre (sci-fi historical fic?), but I went along for the ride. For some reason it reminded me of Playing Beattie Bow by Ruth Park, which is a childhood favourite 🤔. Thanks again for enabling me @LeeRHarry 🙏🙌. #ozfiction

LeeRHarry You‘re very welcome - so glad you enjoyed it! 😊 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh, I love Beatie Bow (tbh you had me with ‘what a freaky little number‘ 😂) 2mo
Rissreads I love freaky! 🤣 2mo
MrsMalaprop @thegirlwiththelibrarybag & @Rissreads Then this is clearly the book for you two 🤪 2mo
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From the Wreck | Jane Rawson
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Just started to read this lovely little number sent to me by @LeeRHarry for our #aussiesecretsanta. I thought Lee had miraculously picked an #unknowntomeauthor and Australian at that! Then I scroll back through the Litsy posts on it and see that I have had numerous encounters with this book & had added it to my stack 🤪. Now I‘m even more excited to read it 😁. #currentlyreading

Jeg I looked at the profile and see I read it 5 years ago. I have no memory of it. But seems I liked it. 🙃 2mo
MrsMalaprop @jeg 😂 2mo
LeeRHarry Yes I had a little help from your stack! 😊 Hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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I was reminded of A Little Life when I was reading this (nowhere near as heart-wrenching or good IMO). I did like it though.
I knew nothing about it before I started and chose to read it because I received it in my book club‘s Secret Santa, and I have promised to loan it to another member of my club who is keen to read it.
I should add that I read the second half with a Covid brain, and that may have impacted on my experience of it.

LeeRHarry I have this on my shelves and plan to get to it this year hopefully - giving myself plenty of time! 😊 hope you‘re now well recovered from Covid🤞 2mo
SamAnne I finished this one last week and loved it. More than I expected. The themes of,dealing with grief and loss really resonated. 2mo
MrsMalaprop @SamAnne 🤔 reflecting on it some more…I agree. There was a lot in there, and so much ground covered. 2mo
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My first read of 2024. I bought this because the author lives locally and I saw a couple of positive reviews.
Ness is a nurse working in an aged-care facility in Perth. She runs a retreat business ‘down south‘ on the side. There are lots of stories in this novel, from Ness, the residents of the nursing home she calls ‘lovelies‘, and the people who attend her retreats.
I really enjoyed it. A great holiday read. #ozfiction

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Disobedience | Naomi Alderman
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This was my final read for 2023. I really enjoyed it. Totally different to Power, which is the only other book of hers that I‘ve read. I don‘t understand the low Litsy rating 🤔.

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MY DARK VANESSA. | KATE ELIZABETH. RUSSELL
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When your nails match your book 💅🏻. This book was excellent. Rich, nuanced and dark. I needed to be in the right headspace given the subject matter.
I‘m really sorry to have to tell you all that men are the worst. Revelatory I know 🤣. But we keep on loving our biggest predator 🤷🏻‍♀️.
My only criticism is that it could‘ve done with an edit, particularly the last third. Such a good book though 👏👏👏👏.

LeeRHarry I thought this was an excellent read too - I thought about it for ages afterwards. 2mo
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What an incredible, beautiful human 🥹💔🥰🥲. Talk about resilience and overcoming adversity. Loved this so much.

Jeg He was such a compassionate, kind , forgiving man. A gem. That book for me was a keeper. I will read it again. His interviews are a delight. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
MrsMalaprop Agreed @Jeg ❤️. We can learn so much from people like him. 2mo
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Well that was quick! The latest short story offering from Claire Keegan. Funny story: my husband got this for me for Christmas. It‘s about an Irishman named Cathal, set in Wicklow. Many years ago I had a long term boyfriend called Cathal who I once went to Wicklow with. It would be a spoiler if I were to tell you how my life with Cathal mirrored some of the events in this book. #artimitatinglife

LeahBergen 😂😂 and now I want to know! 2mo
BarbaraBB Me too @LeahBergen 😂 2mo
CarolynM I‘m curious too🤔😆 2mo
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MrsMalaprop @LeahBergen @carolynm @BarbaraBB 😂 it‘s not that interesting. Look away now if you don‘t want a spoiler…the book is about Cathal who was supposed to get married, but his wife-to-be changed her mind and ended the relationship. I ended my relationship with Cathal and consider it was a lucky escape. Maybe he does too 🤷🏻‍♀️. He went on to marry someone else soon after we split & had two sets of male twins in close succession! (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen Haha! Thanks for satisfying our curiosity! 2mo
Jeg I so wanted to click on the spoiler but I‘ve resisted as I do want to read the book. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh wow! Sounds like you could‘ve written the story! Just finished this — Keegan is masterful. (edited) 2mo
Rissreads Omg! I‘m rushing out the door to get my hands on this book JUST so I can know what happens! 🤣 2mo
Suet624 Well yes, the man in that story was very familiar to me. Unfortunately. 2mo
Rissreads If he is like the book Cathal, Sounds like he would have been the kind of man who would puff out his chest and make some stupid remark about being virile because he managed to sure not 1 but 2 sets of MALE twins! 2mo
Rissreads @Suet624 and to most of us! 2mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Thank you @LeeRHarry for my beautiful #aussiesecretsanta goodies 🙏🎄. Delicious teas to try, an Aussie Christmas tree decoration, 🤤 dehydrated 🍓 dark chocolate and an #unknowntomeauthor, & she‘s Australian! #ozfiction ❤️💕

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads @CarolynM @LapReader @kathy88 @Freespirit @Teresereading @Jhullie @Lizpixie

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love freeze dried strawberries and chocolate- what a combo! Haven‘t heard of the author either - hope it‘s a good read! 2mo
LeeRHarry You‘re very welcome Serena - hope you have a lovely Christmas 😊🎄 x 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My husband bought me this for Christmas in 2019 when it first came out. I haven‘t managed to get to it before now, and how the world has changed since then!#lifemirroringart
I enjoyed this ride, although found the different perspectives a little confusing at first. It read a bit like a YA novel 🤔.
I‘m pleased to have finally gotten to it.

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Well that was a rollicking good time. I never would have picked this one up, but @Jeg put it in my hand (by taking the time to give it to a friend to pass on to me, with a little note 🥰). What a funny and thought-provoking read. And I am most definitely NOT a Cumberbitch - I had to look him up 😂.

Jeg If I hadn‘t found it in an op shop after seeing it in book shops I‘d never have read it. I learnt a few things along the way and at the end thought who might enjoy this, and I thought of you. (edited) 3mo
Rissreads I love Benerdict Cumberbatch as he is in one of my all time favourite shows Sherlock (the British version). Sooooo good! You should give it a go! 2mo
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Stone Yard Devotional | CHARLOTTE. WOOD
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Atmospheric, quiet and sparse. Charlotte Wood is a must-read Australian author for me. This is her latest offering and my husband grabbed this signed copy for me when he spotted it in our favourite indie bookstore. Not a lot happens plot-wise, but I enjoyed it very much. #ozfiction

LouiseWalters About a third of the way through and loving it! 2mo
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Stone Yard Devotional | CHARLOTTE. WOOD
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Loving my latest #ozfiction read.
#insight

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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Rissreads Woooooo hoooooo! 3mo
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I Don't | Clementine Ford
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Ahh Clem, you‘ve done it again. This is Clementine Ford‘s 4th non-fiction book. It‘s a deep dive into marriage.
She challenges, informs, innovates, affirms, and puts a fire cracker up the arse of the patriarchy ☄️🍑🚹. I love her work so much.
Read it. And get your daughters to read it 👊.

Jeg I‘ve got my fingers crossed for Xmas. 🤞 3mo
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I Don't | Clementine Ford
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I really baulk at the idea that I am a man-hater. I am married to man and have two gorgeous sons and a stepson.
As I have gotten older (and wiser 😉) I have felt myself relating more and more to my mum, who was a staunch second wave feminist. She was often accused of being a man-hater.
And then I read this ⬆️ in Clementine Ford‘s latest book. I am now going to proudly claim the title of ‘man-seer‘💪🔥🙏.

TrishB I‘m a staunch feminist- but also married to a man and have a son. It is seeing things! The misogyny, patriarchy and the privilege. I don‘t hate men either, the good guys see it all too. 3mo
MrsMalaprop @TrishB absolutely 🙌 3mo
AmyG Yes @TrishB….well said! 3mo
Jeg I relate to what you are saying. I love my dad, my grandson, my male friends but I can‘t count the number of times as a lesbian I‘ve been called a man hater. A man seer I am. Thanks . 3mo
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I Don't | Clementine Ford
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Clementine stretches my brain. It‘s not always comfortable, but it is ultimately satisfying to interrogate yourself & your position on things.
“Feminism is not about choice. Feminism is about liberating the world from patriarchy”.

merelybookish I follow her on IG and always appreciate her analysis. She unapologetic and I find her work refreshing and thought provoking. 3mo
MrsMalaprop @merelybookish Me too. How do you know her? I didn‘t think she was very well known outside Australia. 3mo
Jeg A good book for book club..?? 😏 3mo
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I Don't | Clementine Ford
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Really getting into this book about marriage by Clementine Ford 🔥

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Santa's Aussie Holiday | Maria Farrer
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Posted my #AussieSecretSanta2023 📦 today @thegirlwiththelibrarybag

I wonder where it‘s going @Rissreads @Lizpixie @CarolynM @LapReader @Jhullie @LeeRHarry @Teresereading @Freespirit @kathy88 ?

What fun 🤩 and thanks again for making it happen Sharni 🙏📚❤️👏

thegirlwiththelibrarybag 📦 woohoo! 3mo
Freespirit What fun!! 3mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I am stunned ?. This was F*ing brilliant and devastating and engrossing and…everything. Thank you Steinbeck for writing this classic that I have been able to appreciate for the first time at the age of 52. It gives me so much hope for all the exceptional books I have yet to discover. I gush, but well, just wow ?.

(Hope you enjoy the juxtaposition of this frivolous photo of my nails matching the décor, matching my book ?).

Suet624 Isn't it amazing when you read the classics? Some of them never grow old. 3mo
staci.reads I just read this one this year, too (at the age of 51) and was blown away! It's brilliant and deeply moving. I have no idea why it took me so long to get to it. 3mo
Tamra They can be read again and again and again. 🩷 3mo
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AmyG Agree! I read this in High School and it was a chore. I read this maybe 10 years ago and ….mind blowing. 3mo
BarbaraBB Glad you liked it so much! My favorite of his books is 3mo
Rissreads Well I haven‘t read it yet either and after this review I‘m determined to have it read this year! 2 weeks until holidays and then I can really relax and appreciate and loose myself in reading! I‘m excited just thinking about it! 3mo
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I Don't | Clementine Ford
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My other #currentread. Excited for this one.

Graywacke Interesting title 4mo
MrsMalaprop @Graywacke sure is! Clem is an incendiary Australian feminist whose work is always interesting and well-researched. My husband braces himself every time I read one of her books 😬. 4mo
Graywacke @MrsMalaprop i hope that‘s a good thing. 😁 4mo
Jeg I can't wait to read it and add it to her other books. 3mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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#currentlyreading Finally making a start on this #classic. Haven‘t read Steinbeck since high school. Think I‘m in the right headspace. With descriptions like this…it‘s not too onerous.

“…a neck as stringy and muscular as a celery stalk…” 😍

Rissreads So what was the Steinbeck book you read at school? 3mo
Rissreads Was it as good as this one? 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads It‘s hard to say 🤔. It was a long time ago & I did love it at the time. GoW is more epic & I found it very affecting. 3mo
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Wandi | Favel Parrett
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This children‘s book tells the true story of Wandi, an alpine dingo pup that was found in a backyard. She had been snatched from the wild by an eagle. Wandi proved that there are still alpine dingoes living in the wild in the Victorian highlands. What an amazing story.
I bought this for my niece who is turning 8 in a couple of weeks.
Wandi has almost 60,000 followers on Instagram wandi_dingo. 🐕🥰