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MrsMalaprop

Joined May 2016

Books glorious books. 🇦🇺
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Islands | Peggy Frew
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Loving this so much😍. Oh, and the book too 😁. #currentlyreading #ozfiction

Freespirit Looks lovely! 3d
Gillyreads I have stopped to pick this up in a few bookshop browsing expeditions now. I think I will have to get it. 3d
BooknerdsLife This looks delicious 😍 3d
Jeg Yummy. 2d
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*From Behrouz‘s Facebook page today.

For those in Canada & the US.

This first hand account of the impact of Australia‘s offshore detention policy is definitely worth a read. 😢😡

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Islands | Peggy Frew
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In the tradition of Garner, Wood & Blain? I‘m in! #currentlyreading #ozfiction

Rissreads Fingers crossed it delivers! 💜 2d
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Chose this for my book club, to be discussed on Monday night. I‘d planned to read it and thought I‘d appreciate the help of my book club to pull it apart.
Fascinating and enjoyable when read in the context of Greek Mythology. Loved the feminist lens.
My sister‘s wife is from Ithaca and I can‘t wait to go there with them one day. I‘m told you get a bit bored with the beaches, goats & Greek food after a while.
🏖🌞🍅🥒🥙🤤

monalyisha I don‘t know how I‘d ever get sick of any of those things. I mean, I guess I don‘t like olives? But DAMN. 🌊🐐☀️ 5d
MrsMalaprop @monalyisha I‘m with you there, & I even like olives 😆. I had THE best swordfish ever at a little restaurant on Ios many, many years ago....🍽😋 5d
LazyOwl I just finished reading this, it was a great quick read 5d
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Very pleased to have found this on a weekend jaunt to the historic town of York, Western Australian. Have wanted to read White & this book was recommended by contemporary Australian author Christos Tsiolkas as a good one to start with. The owner of the bookstore highly recommended it too.

Having read the blurb I‘m pondering the timing with regard to the plot mirroring some current challenges in my personal life 🤔. #artimitatinglife #ozfiction

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#Upnext #Bookclub

Chose this for my book club to read this month. Better get on it 🤓📙.

#currentlyreading

Rissreads I‘m looking forward to what you think 😊 3w
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Births Deaths Marriages | Georgia Blain
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Yep, that was just what I needed. Beautifully written snippets of Georgia Blain‘s life.

Originally published in 2008, there should have been much more life for Georgia, but she died tragically, way too young, in December 2016.

This is the second book I‘ve read by her and I have utterly fallen in love with her writing. Luckily there are many more novels and another memoir, written just before she died, for me to immerse myself in. 💔😓❤️

LeeRHarry I agree, she was a lovely writer 💕 3w
Freespirit I need to investigate..I haven‘t heard of her! 3w
BarbaraBB Great pic 😍 3w
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Births Deaths Marriages | Georgia Blain
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The author‘s dad interviewing Germaine Greer in 1972.

Germaine:
“If you think I have any interest in what‘s pattering about under your belt, you are mistaken”. 😂👏

CarolynM He needed putting in his place!😠 4w
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Births Deaths Marriages | Georgia Blain
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Be still my beating heart ❤️. This book is just what I need right now.

After reading and adoring her novel Between A Wolf And A Dog and now starting this memoir today, am thinking I am going to have to read EVERYTHING Georgia Blain ever wrote.

#currentlyreading

Tereses I had the same thought after Candelo 4w
MrsMalaprop @tereses Another one!? Am thrilled by the anticipation of reading her body of work. What a tragic loss 😢. Liked her mother Anne Deveson too. 4w
Rissreads Stacked! Where did you get it from? 4w
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MrsMalaprop @rissreads Rabble. Saw it there & couldn‘t resist. 4w
Rissreads Looks like I will be going there this weekend! What a shame......😆 4w
MrsMalaprop 😂 Careful, I only saw this copy @Rissreads although I bought it a little while ago & they may‘ve got another copy in 🤔. 4w
Rissreads All good, any excuse! 4w
LeeRHarry I think I will be too, fabulous author 💕 4w
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Panpan

Hmmm, no. Not for me.

Forced myself to read this for book club. The person who chose it loves the series (this is number 28!). I found it tedious, sexist and boring.

I had planned to write a more diplomatic review, but then decided to do a @shawnmooney 😂👍. #noonegottimeforthat

P.S. Sorry, it‘s been a tough week.

Zelma Well, that isn‘t cool to pick a book so far into a series. That alone would annoy me and color my reading of it. 1mo
TrishB @Zelma me too! People that don‘t care about reading in order don‘t appreciate the stress it does to the rest of us! 1mo
howjessreads I liked it, but it‘s not my favorite in the series for sure. And if it helps, it was a good one to read somewhat randomly — since it gives a ton of new Falier family history. :) 1mo
Rissreads What a waste of your precious time at the moment! But on the upside, what are you going to delve into next? 😊📚❤️ 1mo
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Ok, so I have to read this by tomorrow night for bookclub at my place. I‘m up to page 43. I can do this 👊. #currentlyreading

JennyM You can do this...the 🍩 will help (looks delish) (edited) 1mo
CarolynM I'm familiar with this situation🙄🙂 Of course you can do it! 1mo
Jeg I was still reading it at 6 o‘clock. Did find it hard to finish. I kept finding other things to do. Usually the other way around with books and me! 1mo
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Pickpick

I did it! I started the series when the first books were written many years ago. I stopped after The Order Of The Phoenix, thinking Harry Potter and I were done with each other.

But now I have two Potter-head sons, one of whom is currently reading the series. They have harassed me to read the last two books, and now I can finally say I did 😁.

📚🙌👏👊.

Freespirit Well done! I read the early ones with my boys! 1mo
rachelm Congrats!! 1mo
BooknerdsLife Yeah!!! Well done! 1mo
Rissreads 🎉 I love these books! 1mo
Andrew65 Well done! 👏 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Depends....when it‘s evocative? Of time, place, character & relationships.
2. Hmmm 🤔, only books. All the books 🤗
3. Delia Smith started me on my cooking journey when I nannied in London many years ago.
4. E. E. Cummings
5. @Lizpixie @Lidia and anyone else who‘d like to have a go 😊. Although it‘s almost Friday here now 😆.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs @Rissreads

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗👏🏻👍🏼🤗 2mo
LapReader Have you read this one? If not I think you would like it. 2mo
MrsMalaprop @LapReader Sure have! Loved it 👍. 2mo
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Jeg Yummy. 2mo
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Getting ready for work this morning & my 10yo (who sees me take my book everywhere just in case) asks why I‘m not taking my book to work. I explain that I don‘t have time to read fiction at work & that besides, I‘m not really allowed to.

He looks at me incredulous,
“But what do you do between meetings?!” 😆

This from the kid we had to ban from reading in the shower. 😂👏📚 #raisingreaders ❤️

P.S. Here he is restaurant-reading 😁

Tamra 😜 Legit question! 2mo
Suet624 That‘s awesome. 2mo
Sharpeipup The better question why are t you reading during meetings? 😂 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Rissreads He really is a gem 💎 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 2mo
Jeg Like his mum. 😍 2mo
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Getting into this and my ugg boots as the weather finally cools down in my part of the world, although it is going to be 26 degrees Celsius tomorrow ☀️😎.

#currentlyreading #finishingwhatistarted

GypsyKat I love that cover! 2mo
BooknerdsLife One of my favorite books!! 🙌🏼💖 2mo
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Children's House, The | Alice Nelson
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We discussed this #ozfiction at book club this week. It was quite literary and written by a local author (Perth, Western Australia).

Set variously in New York, Cape Cod & Israel & featuring Rwandan refugees, it not surprisingly has an international feel.

Themes of motherhood, family and loving a child that is not your own are explored. We noticed that there were a lot of ‘bad mothers‘ featured, leading me to wonder about the author‘s own 🤔.

Cinfhen Interesting 2mo
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Children's House, The | Alice Nelson
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#Nextup #Bookclub #Ozfiction

How pretty is this book, the strelitzia....& my nails?! 😍😍😍

julesG Perfect colour combination. 2mo
Freespirit Great nails!! 2mo
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CN: sexual assault

A very moving and unique perspective on sexual assault and the aftermath. Powerful stuff.

I watched the Tedtalk immediately on finishing the book. Wow. Thordis is an amazing human being.

https://www.ted.com/talks/thordis_elva_tom_stranger_our_story_of_rape_and_reconc...

Kalalalatja She really is awesome 🙌 2mo
Anna40 The book is written by victim and rapist? Does he talk about the rape? 2mo
MrsMalaprop @anna40 Yes. He owns up to what he did. They each wrote sections of the book & both speak in the Ted-talk. 2mo
Anna40 They both speak? Together? Wow. 2mo
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CN: sexual assault

Thordis says this to Tom, her ex-boyfriend and rapist. This is an important book. I‘m so glad to be finally reading it.

#currentlyreading

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#Currentlyreading I decided to start this today.

I have been following Thordis on Instagram for about 18 months. She does daily stories and I have loved following her amazing journey of pregnancy with extremely premature twins who are now almost 1 year old 👶👶❤️❤️!

I started following her because of this book and her feminist activism. So I think it‘s about time I read it. I‘m bracing myself for a tough read.

Kalalalatja Hope you find it interesting and insightful - I did! 2mo
Rissreads I just ordered it, I hope it doesn‘t take too long to get here! 2mo
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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So this is Kate Atkinson number four for me. I really enjoy her writing and am meandering my way through her work.

This is a British detective novel and whilst I enjoyed it, I struggled to suspend judgement when presented with a private detective who has all these juicy crimes just land at his feet.

But maybe I need to get over myself & learn to go along for the ride 😂?

An enjoyable read 👍.

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to this one 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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Luncheon with old friends ☺️. #raisingreaders

JennyM That makes me so happy to see 🙌🙌 2mo
MrsMalaprop @JennyM He‘s a reading machine (unlike his teenage brothers 🙁). When I asked him the book title so I could tag it he said, “Don‘t put it on FB ‘cause it‘s a girl‘s book & they‘ll laugh”. 😫 Had to reassure him it‘s just for Litsy & they don‘t judge 🙌❤️. 2mo
JennyM @MrsMalaprop tell him he‘s a dude for reading ANY book, and actually a bit cooler for reading something that‘s not ‘just for boys‘. ♥️ 2mo
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TrishB Cool guy 👍🏻 never judge! Read them all. 2mo
Traci1 ❤❤ 2mo
Abailliekaras Divine! 😊💕 2mo
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Oh dear. Michelle‘s in a bad way if she‘s feeling like this 🙁. #currentlyreading

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#currentlyreading #teaandbook #bathandbook

Working my way through Kate Atkinson, one book at a time 📚📚📚💕.

vumblereads Always loved reading in the tub! 3mo
LRSmith Love Kate Atkinson!! 3mo
Cathythoughts Looking forward to this one ♥️👍🏻 2mo
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Mehso-so

I discovered this memoir in a Little Free Library a year or so ago. At the time, with my own parents aging, I felt it may resonate. My dad has since died and my mum has been diagnosed with dementia.

It was written in 2008 when the author was 89. She reflects on her life & the losses and the gains that old age brings.

When I finished it today I looked her up & discovered she died in January this year at the age of 101!

Jeg Wow. That was a good life. 3mo
Jeg Do you think I might like it? 3mo
MrsMalaprop @jeg I did wonder whether you might appreciate it 🤔. It‘s a quick read so I‘ll pop it in my bookclub bag to bring to our next meeting. 3mo
Jeg Thank you. 3mo
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Gratuitous inclusion of a pistachio crumbed dark choc coated orange eaten while finishing this novel.

This was clever and depressing and funny and nothing. It‘s a ‘pick‘ and I‘m scratching my head. And now I just want to sleeeep 😴😴😴.

@Rissreads #buddyread

Cinfhen I preordered the paperback last week …for some reason the cover and title really speak to me 😁 3mo
Rissreads @Cinfhen great book, weird but satisfying! I love the cover too! 3mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop do share! So where can I get me one of those? 🍊🍫 I have another of her books on my shelf it was shortlisted for the Man booker in 2016. (edited) 3mo
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Cathythoughts I loved it & especially the ending 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
MrsMalaprop @rissreads @Cinfhen I agree Nerissa. As bleak as her situation was, I didn‘t want to stop reading! And the dark choc oranges are from Nosh in Vic Park. They are made (chocolate and all) here in Perth. A favourite guilty pleasure of mine that I am oft gifted by my family 😋. 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Cathythoughts Yes, that was quite an ending! 3mo
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#20thingsaboutme
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

@Rissreads I‘m cheating a bit here. I knew I‘d done this challenge before. So I scrolled back through my posts & found it from about 2 years ago 😁.

Rissreads I‘ve learnt a few new things about you x 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I cheated too!! Someone from #LitsyLove asked me to do it so I used my first one! Not much had changed 😉 3mo
Jerdencon I‘m a school psychologist too but in the US! 3mo
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MrsMalaprop Oh yay 🙌 @Jerdencon Maybe we need a #schoolpsychsoflitsy hashtag 😉😅. 3mo
Jerdencon @MrsMalaprop love it! 😁 3mo
Jeg Great . Now how do I do it ! 3mo
UwannaPublishme I love the theatre too! 🎭🙌🏻 3mo
Suet624 Great list!!! 3mo
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Home: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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Local fair: we only go for the bratwurst & second hand book stalls 🌞🌭😋📚👏. #bookhaul

Lcsmcat That sounds like my kind of fair! 3mo
Jeg Love to try Scrublands when you finish. 3mo
MrsMalaprop You bet @Jeg 👍 3mo
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@Rissreads @LapReader & anyone else who‘d care to join us on this #buddyread 🤗📚.

Starting this properly today. Finding myself lol in a cafe. Dr Tuttle #wtf!? 😂😭

Rissreads I know hilarious right! 🤣 3mo
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You ready for this by any chance @Rissreads ? #currentlyreading #buddyread

MrsMalaprop Should‘ve said, any others out there like to join me/us in a #buddyread? 😊 3mo
Rissreads Yep! I‘m in! I will have started by the weekend. Just finishing my bookclub book. 👍 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads Excellent 😁. 3mo
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LapReader Me please. 3mo
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Well, that was a long time between drinks. I read The Order Of The Phoenix at least 15 years ago and determined I was done with HP. I‘d enjoyed the first 5 but felt there were too many other books I wanted to read.

But now I have two kids who love HP: 1 has read them all & the other is currently working his way through. They‘ve both urged me to read the last 2.

It goes without saying I enjoyed it. Might take break before the last one though...

BooknerdsLife Awww so happy you are picking up the last 2 books! 👏🏼👏🏼 They are so good!!! Hope you‘ll enjoy reading the last one too 😊 3mo
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Saturday morning reads with my loves 😍📚💕😗. Happy weekend Littens.

10yo is reading Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.

Husband is reading The Plague by Albert Camus.

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It‘s Monday #booknlunch time. Everyone‘s back at work and school but me 😊.
Several loads of washing; the gym; a walk along the river; a trip to the supermarket & a batch of banana choc chip muffins baked. And now, here I sit with this delight before me.

#currentlyreading Am enjoying my trip back to Hogwarts (finally finishing off the series). And @Rissreads I think I know where you got your cat‘s name from 😂😁. #Crookshanks #catsoflitsy

Freespirit Sounds perfect to me😍 3mo
Joanne1 Ah perfect. I had today off too but was no where near as productive. 3mo
Jeg Yummy 3mo
Rissreads Yep! Shannon picked the name, she is a huge Harry Potter fan! ( So am I ❤️) I‘ve read the series 3 times, I think next time I would like to listen to Stephen Fry read it to me. (edited) 3mo
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Ok, so I read the Harry Potter series 1 - 5 many years ago as each came out. Then I stopped, thinking I‘d done enough Harry.
A few years ago my elder son got the Potter bug and read all 7 over the summer holidays. We had fun searching second hand book shops to find each book as he moved through them.
Now my youngest is reading them. He‘s half way through The Goblet Of Fire and is insisting I finish what I started. So here I go. #currentlyreading

Nute I love this post! 3mo
Lcsmcat What a great cover! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Love re-visiting the HP world with my kid too! Nothing better than bonding with books 💖💖🤗 and your copy is so gorgeous! 3mo
Rissreads I‘ve read the series 3 times! Love it! 🖤 3mo
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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I rushed to finish this today so I can return it to a book club buddy. Jane Harper is a bit of a sensation here in Australia. She has produced 3 best sellers 3 years. I read her 1st novel The Dry and liked (but didn‘t love) it. I subsequently passed on her second, but heard this, her 3rd, was the best.

I‘m pleased to say I really liked it. A bit of a #palatecleanser whodunnit and very good descriptions of Australia‘s harsh outback.

#ozfiction

Joanne1 Definitely my favourite of the three too. 3mo
Freespirit My favourite too. 3mo
CarolynM I did love The Dry, I wasn't so keen on the second one and I think this one is probably is probably the best. (edited) 3mo
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Mdargusch I‘ve had The Dry in my TBR forever! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3mo
ReadingEnvy I liked this one but liked the main character of The Dry 3mo
Rissreads Your shoes are sooooooo white! 3mo
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Women in Battle | Marta Breen & Jenny Jordahl
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Well, that was great. An accessible, brief history of feminism in #graphicnovel format. I would love to see this read by all young people, especially young women, so they have an understanding of what has been overcome in order for us to have the rights we (in the west anyway) take for granted today. 👊👊👏🙌❤️

#booknlunch #bookclubread

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Women in Battle | Marta Breen & Jenny Jordahl
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My 10yo son was whinging about being bored on this fine Sunday. He spotted the tagged book sitting by me, waiting to be read for book club tomorrow night.

Seeing it was in graphic format, he asked whether he could read it.

Watching him start to get engrossed in it & then tell me that it‘s all about women experiencing bad stuff was priceless.

If I had suggested he read it, he would probably have declined 😂👊🙌.

Freespirit That‘s great!! 3mo
Weaponxgirl That‘s so awesome! 3mo
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Freespirit I think I liked this one the best! 3mo
JennyM Yummo 😋 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Freespirit I read and enjoyed The Dry, but didn‘t think it was as amazing as others thought it was. So I didn‘t read her second one. But I borrowed this from a book club friend who said it was the best of the three. 👍 3mo
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Fight Like A Girl | Clementine Ford
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Oh look, he‘s reading it!

My husband bought this for me a couple of years ago when it first came out. I absolutely loved it & quoted it endlessly to him at the time 😂.

And now he‘s finally reading it himself. Yaaayyy! 👊👊❤️😍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
Jeg 👏👏👏👏👏 4mo
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Ok, so my 10yo has been on my case to read this. He was introduced to the series by @MeganAnn & her son in a junior Christmas book swap. He is now up to book 8 and waiting with baited breath for book 9 & beyond.

I finally decided to give it a go because @Jeg has asked us to read graphic novels for book club.

This may be an awesome read for some, but given I‘m not a fan of fantasy or comics & I‘m not a 10yo, well it‘s just not for me.

Tamra My son is reading them and seems to like them, but I‘m in your camp. 😊 4mo
MeganAnn Well I‘m glad he loves the series anyway! Axton is also anxiously waiting for book 9. I read the first few and thought they were interesting, but haven‘t continued on. They are definitely geared towards the middle grade ages so I think in a graphic novel form, that‘s a little harder for us adults to get into sometimes. 4mo
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Stories of Perth | Brio Books
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I think I need an intervention 😳😂.
#bookhaul #bookaholic

Today I introduced a friend to Rabble, a new Indi bookstore in Perth, with no intention of purchasing a single book.

In my defense the tagged book is a birthday gift for a friend and the Astrophysics book is for my son.

But the other two....ALL MINE 🤗📚😁.

Louise If you are looking for an intervention, you‘ve come to the wrong place. 😂 Nice haul! 4mo
wordzie I will attend. 4mo
Rissreads Bahahaaaaaaaa!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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Holy Moly 😳! This novel is written by an Aboriginal woman about a contemporary Aboriginal family. It‘s modern, punchy, and confronting.

I feel like I‘ve peeked in through a window. Lucashenko has facilitated my access to the lives, language, trauma and triumphs of the Salter family. And I am so very grateful 🙏.

❤️🖤💛🇦🇺 #ozfiction

AntoinetteBuchanan I LOVED that book! Have you read her previous novel Mullumbimby? 4mo
MrsMalaprop @AntoinetteBuchanan Yes I have read 😊👏. 4mo
Rissreads I so want to read this now but I‘m saving it for my book club choice later in the year. 4mo
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Rissreads What are you going to read next? 4mo
CarolynM Isn't it wonderful? I've been raving about it to everyone. So pleased to see it on some prize lists, hopefully that will get it the attention it deserves. You need to read it @Rissreads 4mo
CarolynM It made the Stella Shortlist! Hurray🎉🎉🎉 4mo
MrsMalaprop Oh that‘s brilliant @CarolynM 😁👏. 4mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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When you drive over a box of screws and have to spend a couple hours waiting for your punctured tyre to be repaired, you take advantage of the fact that you ALWAYS have your book with you👍📖🧁😋.

It‘s funny because I really wanted to ignore all my chores today so I could finish my book, then this happens ☺️. #silverlinings

zsuzsanna_reads Aargh! That's happened to me once, so infuriating! I'm glad to see you spent the time productively 💜 4mo
Rissreads Lucky you! 4mo
Tamra Looks to me like a fortunate puncture. 👌🏾 4mo
Bklover Ok, what is that divine looking thing you are eating? Is that bacon on top!? 4mo
MrsMalaprop @Bklover It‘s a ginger cake with cream cheese frosting. Not exactly sure what was on the top 🤔. Could be some kind of candied edible flowers. It was very good 😋. 4mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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I am having the most wonderful, decadent birthday long weekend with my husband and youngest son. We are staying in a boutique hotel in Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia.

Today we wandered to a local fair where there was a secondhand book stall. Hence the beautiful #bookhaul you see here 😍📚. We also went to an exhibition on children‘s book Cicada by Shaun Tan.

Fun fact: I gave birth to my son on my birthday 10 years ago 🎉🥂💕😙.

Kalalalatja Happy birthday to you both! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
RachelO Happy Birthday 🥳! Have a lovely weekend. 4mo
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 4mo
ClairesReads Happy birthday 🥳 4mo
JennyM Enjoy and happy birthday 🥳 4mo
CarolynM Happy Birthday🎂🎈🎉 Love that Kate Atkinson you have there❤️ 4mo
Jeg Happy birthday. 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 4mo
Lcsmcat Happy birthday to you and your son! 4mo
saresmoore How wonderful! Hippo birdies two ewes! 4mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday to you and your son! 📚📚📚 4mo
mrp27 Happy Birthday! 🎉📚🎂 4mo
Rissreads I‘m glad you are having such a wonderful long weekend birthday girl! Eat lots of cake 🍰 xxx 4mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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😩😢 Coffee spillage.

Weaponxgirl Nooooooo! Hate when that happens 4mo
LeeRHarry Oooh I did that on a library book once 😔 I couldn‘t believe that when I took it back and offered to pay for it the librarian said that no one ever does that! 😳 4mo
Tamra Coffee happens 😐 4mo
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Texreader Oooh hate it when that happens. I‘m so bad I keep a roll of paper towels in my desk at work 4mo
CarolynM It's ok so long as you can still read it🙂Hope you're enjoying it. I've got my husband reading it at the moment because I raved so much. 4mo
MrBook Ahhh, it happens. 🤷🏼‍♂️ 4mo
Rissreads Noooooooooooooooo! 4mo
Freespirit Oh dear...I once dropped my book in the bath 😳that did not look so good😂😂 4mo
Jeg Oh no!!! 😮 4mo
saresmoore Adds character? 4mo
Traci1 Oops. 😯 4mo
darklydreaming Gives the book character 😁 (no pun intended haha) 4mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Pickpick

What a delightful #palatecleanser. I purchased this #blameitonlitsy for my book club this month as my friend @Jeg prescribed us a #graphicread (of our choice). This is the first of two I intend to read. #nextup Women In Battle 👊

Liatrek Loved this book so much! 4mo
Jeg I‘ve got one of those books about being an introvert. I love it. 4mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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#ozfiction #currentlyreading

Excited to be making a start on this one from Aboriginal author Lucashenko. I enjoyed her award winning novel Mullumbimby and have high hopes for this one.

The title is an Australian expression meaning a person who has too much to say or is being rude or cheeky. Looking forward to a female protagonist who‘s accused of that 👊😁.

CarolynM It is definitely a fitting title. I think you'll like it. 4mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop this is on my want to read list. Could I get in line to borrow.? 4mo
MrsMalaprop Sure can @jeg 😊. 4mo
Freespirit Looking forward to your review! 4mo
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I dare anyone to read this first hand account of the impact if Australia‘s “offshore processing” regime and not be moved; not be utterly convinced of how unjust and inhumane it is.

Boochani writes beautiful prose interspersed with poetry. He writes of his perilous journey from Indonesia by boat, his arrival on Australian land & then his time detained on Manus Island. He now lives in the community on Manus in terrible limbo. So so wrong. 😞

JennyM This would break my heart. I read last year the 👉🏻 It might be a good follow up to read 4mo
MrsMalaprop @JennyM Yes, it‘s quite devastating 😔. Will add that one to my stack. 4mo
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Monday #booknlunch 😋.

There have been times while reading this book and eating that I‘ve had to put the book aside as the subject matter is so distressing or disgusting.

Let‘s see how we go today...

#currentlyreading #currentlyeating

Cinfhen Great photo 4mo
Bklover Lunch looks yummy! 4mo
pocketmermaid I want to eat everything on that plate! 4mo
Gillyreads I‘m planning to read this soon 4mo
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