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MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop

Joined May 2016

Books glorious books. 🇦🇺Australian 🧐School Psychologist. Living on Wadjuk Noongar boodja
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
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Pericles by William Shakespeare
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God, the Devil and Me by Alf Taylor
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl #currentlyreading

“The Christening party took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin”

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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This made me laugh. How I love Ann Patchett‘s writing & character development. #currentlyreading

Eva2 I love Anne Patchett 😊 2d
BkClubCare @Eva2 - Ditto 2d
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Neurodiversity is one of my favourite words. We are all wired a little bit differently. I liked the comparison to biodiversity.

Another work read done and dusted. Some great strengths-based ideas in this 2012 classic. 📗🤓☑️

tpixie Great name. And so important. 4d
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Love your nail polish! Glad it‘s arrived ☺️ 5d
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Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents | Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Heidi Lyneham, Vanessa Cobham
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A useful work read for me. Adding to my toolbox. ✅

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The Power Of Hope | Kon Karapanagiotidis
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Kon is the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), an independent human rights organisation for refugees in Australia.
I loved this memoir and feel all the love for Kon. What a guy. What a powerhouse and treasure trove of good. We can all learn a thing or two from this book. ❤️

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The Power Of Hope | Kon Karapanagiotidis
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This book ❤️. Think I am falling a little bit in love with Kon. What a man 🥰.

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The Power Of Hope | Kon Karapanagiotidis
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Only reading books that match my nails from now on 💅🏻😆. Starting this today. @JennyM seems to think I‘ll like it. #currentlyreading

CarolynM Great matching! Looks like an interesting book🙂 1w
JennyM I love this man and the amazing work he does. I hope you enjoyed the book 😊 3d
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Farmers Or Hunter-Gatherers? | Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe
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Ok, so this wasn‘t the easiest book to read. However I am very glad I read it. So much to unpack in this academic critique of best seller Dark Emu (which attests that Aboriginal Australians were more farmers than hunter-gatherers). It‘s hard to argue with the evidence presented here. On the other hand Pascoe‘s book has reach that this academic text can only dream of. Having read this I know more than I did before & that‘s gotta be good, right 🤯?

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Farmers Or Hunter-Gatherers? | Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe
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I am getting stuck into this non-fiction read today. It‘s a critique of a book I loved ‘Dark Emu‘, but I knew I had to read it, because I really do want to develop a deeper understanding of the true history of Australia. This quote summarises the critique. Wish me luck 😬.

LeeRHarry I really enjoyed Dark Emu - sounds like this book though will give plenty of food for thought on how we should think more critically when we read, particularly non fiction maybe - I know I need to work on that. 1w
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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#aussiesecretsanta On its way to someone somewhere in this wide brown land. 🤗📚🎄🇦🇺

Thanks for organising @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🙏🏻

Cinfhen Great photo 🤩 1w
Cathythoughts Christmas is coming ❤️ 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! Looks great! 1w
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Beautifully written memoir about love by the irrepressible Australian feminist icon that is Clementine Ford. 💗❤️💕💪🏼🙏🏻

Cinfhen I love everything about this post 😍😍😍including your red polish thumbnail 😘 2w
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Almost finished this book about love.
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Texreader So true 2w
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Sure hope everyone participating in the #aussiesecretsanta has their Litsy #tbr list up to date ‘cause there‘s people snooping and procuring 👀📚.

Exciting 🤗👏🙌

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM @LapReader @Lizpixie @LeeRHarry @Flingogal @Teresereading @Jhullie @Freespirit @Cathy_J

Flingogal Haha I hope so too! I did some sleuthing this week 🤣 2w
LeeRHarry All good - there are books on there that I have no clue about which makes it more interesting 😊 2w
CarolynM Thanks for reminding everyone. I'll be checking out my match's list 🙂 2w
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LapReader Mine‘s good to go. 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m the same @LeeRHarry 😂 I don‘t stack that often but I have a lot of random screenshots of things I found interesting at the time. 2w
Freespirit Ooh I better start snooping!! Time is getting away😊 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. I am always wanting to visit my favourite local Crowbooks in East Victoria Park, Perth, Western Australia. Once we are allowed to leave the state again (government is locking people out to keep COVID out) I would very much like to visit some hometown Melbourne bookstores like the city downstairs Dymocks and Readings.
2. Often & I use my Litsy #tbr.
@TheSpineView Thanks for the tag @Nute @Teresereading #two4twotuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤📕 3w
Nute It‘s wonderful when the bookstores that are longed for are our own local or nearby establishments. Hopefully we are looking at brighter tomorrows as we fight against the pandemic. Take Care!💕 3w
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Signed copy just arrived 😍🎉🤗. #fangirling

TheKidUpstairs 💖💖💖 3w
Jeg Lucky you. Looking forward to finding a copy. 3w
CarolynM I'll be interested in your thoughts on this one 3w
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Devotion | HANNAH. KENT
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This is Hannah Kent‘s third novel. She is a #mustreadauthor for me. Her books champion women on the fringes. Historical fiction with a twist. Her writing is sublime. It‘s a ‘yes‘ from me. #ozfiction ❤️

TheKidUpstairs I can't wait until this one comes out, but I think it's months away from Canadian publication! 3w
Jeg Great review. Looking forward to reading it. 3w
LeeRHarry Can‘t wait to read this one 😊 3w
Rissreads Sounds good, stacked! 2w
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Kate Ellis was a federal MP in Australia (2004 to 2019). At 30 she was the youngest person to be appointed a federal minister. Kate left politics because she couldn‘t bear to be away from her eldest son when he started school. By then she also had a younger child. In this book she interviews current & former female politicians about their experiences. She acknowledges we have come a long way, but still have a long way to go.
Thanks @Jeg

Nute I like all the colors in your photo. It looks and feels like summer!🙂 The book sounds interesting. Yes, still a long way to go for equality for women in the acknowledgment of some progress. 1mo
MrsMalaprop @Nute thanks 😊. Yes it‘s late Spring here or Kambarang, the Noongar (First people of the south west of Western Australia) season of birth, signified by warmer temperatures and an abundance of wildflowers ☀️❤️🙏. 1mo
CarolynM Did you watch Ms Represented? Interesting to see who is willing to speak. 1mo
MrsMalaprop Sure did @CarolynM & Strong Female Lead. 💪🏼 1mo
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Women should ‘carry themselves with the confidence of a mediocre white man‘. 🤭😆
#currentlyreading

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Devotion | HANNAH. KENT
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Look what I got 🤗🤓📖. And it‘s a signed copy 😍. #newrelease #ozfiction #currentlyreading #mustreadauthor

Mitch Lucky you! I loved Burial Rotes so can‘t wait to read this one. Hope you enjoy 🥳 1mo
Eva2 Wow, a signed copy! I‘m so looking forward to reading this one! Enjoy! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm so looking forward to this one, but I think in North America we have to wait until 2022 1mo
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LeahBergen Ooo! 😍 1mo
Alfrazier21 oh that‘s amazing!! Burial Rites was one of my all time favorites. I think about it often. 1mo
Jeg I got mine , thanks to you. Yippee. I‘m so excited. ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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We discussed this Bookclub read on Monday night. I haven‘t read Station Eleven, despite it coming highly recommended by @Rissreads . I feel I might have to now that I‘ve read this one. I really liked her writing: well drawn characters, setting & story. 👍🏼

CarolynM Good to know🙂 1mo
Rissreads So I‘ll have to read this one. I think it was on Obama‘s book list the year it came out. 1mo
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads you are welcome to borrow my copy. 1mo
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What a little gem 💎❤️😭. So much packed into this debut novel by Sarah Winman. Reminiscent of Kate Atkinson.
(Might‘ve neglected my family a little this evening in my quest to finish it 🙊).

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Sometimes you‘ve just *got* to know how it ends! 1mo
Suet624 A lovely story indeed. 1mo
Jeg I‘ve read it twice and “ remember !!!! “ that I loved it both times. 😏 1mo
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CarolynM 🤣 1mo
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#currentlyreading This one‘s been on my #tbr shelves for sometime. I have high hopes. 🤞
Reading spot: Fremantle, Western Australia.

Anna40 Awww! I loved Fremantle. I used to ride my bike all the way from Scarborough to Fremantle 😊I remember a fantastic didgeridoo concert in a small music store and how artsy it was oh! and the brewery right by the water, forgot its name 1mo
MrsMalaprop @Anna40 That‘s right. I remember you lived here. Little Creatiures 🍺. I used to work in Scarborough & ride between Sorrento & Scarbs. Have done the ride all the way from Sorrento, to Scarbs to Freo & back. So much sun & sea! ☀️🌊 1mo
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This well-written biography covers Nick Cave‘s early years growing up in rural Victoria, then his move to Melbourne where his rock ‘n‘ roll career began in the 1970s. It ends as he and his band The Boys Nextdoor head off to find fame in London when Cave was 22.

Mark Mordue interviewed people close to Nick including his mother & siblings. If you‘re a fan of the man I think you‘ll enjoy this portrait of the young Nick.

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EvieBee Oooh nice! 2mo
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This was so damned good 🔥👌🏼♥️. Claire G. Coleman is awesome. I‘ve read her two novels and now this book of essays examining the settler colonisation of Australia. Do yourself a favour and get hold of anything she writes. #truthtelling #knowyourtruth

Rissreads Look at the view! 💚 2mo
MrsMalaprop Yes, it‘s a nice little spot. Same view, different book today 🙏😎. 2mo
ClairesReads This view is stunning? Is this home for you? 1mo
MrsMalaprop @ClairesReads no, this was taken on a recent holiday in Mandurah, 45 minutes south of where I live in Perth, Western Australia 😊. 1mo
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Quote from Chapter 13 ‘Bloody Australia Day‘.

For any Australians out there still struggling to understand why our National day of celebration on 26 January needs to change.

Jeg 👏👏👏👏👏 2mo
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This book of essays about the colonisation of Australia is👌🏼🔥☄️.

Eva2 I cringe every time I hear someone saying that Australia is ‘the lucky country‘ and knowing what Donald Horne was really saying about Australia. 2mo
MrsMalaprop @Eva2 Yes, makes me think of politician interpretation (Reagan & Trump) of Springsteen‘s Born in the USA. 🙄 2mo
Eva2 @MrsMalaprop Yes! That is a good comparison! 2mo
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Making a start on Claire G Coleman‘s latest offering. The title says it all and this quote in the Introduction sets the scene for “a personal exploration of the impact of colonisation” in Australia. I‘m strapping myself in. #currentlyreading #truthtelling

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Common sense advice from Dr Swan. Like having an unlimited consult with your favourite GP. A reminder of the importance of agency in health and well-being outcomes.

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Farmers Or Hunter-Gatherers? | Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe
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I‘ve procured some pretty interesting Australian non-fiction reads lately including these two and Claire Coleman‘s latest offering Lies, Damned Lies.

Which one to read first 🤓🤔?

#spoiltforchoice

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Camille's Bread | Amanda Lohrey
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Amanda Lohrey recently won the Australian Miles Franklin award with her latest book Labyrinth.
This 1995 novel was loaned to me by a friend who said it was a favourite of hers. I can see why. It was a complex, quiet little gem. #ozfiction

Rissreads I loved The Labyrinth. Stacked! 2mo
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Camille's Bread | Amanda Lohrey
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My plans for this morning are to eat this breakfast 😋 and finish this book, during a spring thunderstorm ⛈. Happy days 🤗. #ozfiction #currentlyreading

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Camille's Bread | Amanda Lohrey
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Oh how I love the hammock time of year ☀️😎📖. #currentlyreading #ozfiction #spring #djilba

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Challenge Accepted! | Celeste Barber
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I find Celeste Barber‘s Insta spoofs of celebrity posts absolutely hilarious and I get the sense that she is a pretty cool human too. I put off reading this memoir for fear I‘d be disappointed. Turns out I needn‘t have. I really enjoyed this #palatecleanser and think I might love her even more now. 😍❤️👏🙏

TrishB I follow her on fb, she always makes me smile. One of those people I think would be a great friend! 3mo
LeahBergen She‘s awesome! 3mo
Jeg Love her. 3mo
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Story about Feeling | Bill Neidjie
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What a beautiful little book. I thought it was poetry, but have learnt it‘s actually a transcript of conversations with an Aboriginal elder, born early last century.

“The land for us never change round. Places for us, earth for us, star, moon, tree, animal, no matter what sort of animal, bird or snake…all that animal same like us. Our friend that.”

🖤💛❤️

Tamra Nice! 🌏 3mo
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Story about Feeling | Bill Neidjie
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I was recently gifted this book by an Aboriginal friend who knows I like to read all I can about the world‘s longest living culture.

On the inside cover of this book of poems first published in 1989, “begin to care for nature and nature cares for you”.

I am so far excited and moved. #currentlyreading

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Black and Blue | Veronica Gorrie
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This memoir by Aboriginal Australian Veronica Gorrie chronicles her life from her childhood filled with adversity to adulthood, focusing mainly on her time as a police officer. I‘m so glad that she got to be a police officer, but so sad about what she experienced there.

How do we support & encourage representation in our institutions without retraumatising minorities and expecting them to educate us 🤷‍♀️. We have to do better.

Rissreads Yes we do 😞 3mo
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Black and Blue | Veronica Gorrie
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Jeg That is sad but I can see it would be very true. Hopefully things are getting better. Kids I have taught now becoming police officers I hope they might think and behave differently. 3mo
MrsMalaprop I hope so too @jeg. The author is my age, so I really hope things are changing. Reckon there‘s more work to be done though. 3mo
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Black and Blue | Veronica Gorrie
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Racism in the Australian police force. From the perspective of an Aboriginal police woman 😔.

Jeg As I was writing the comment on your other post I was thinking in my head I hope those kids who are new to the police don‘t become racist because of the job. 3mo
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Black and Blue | Veronica Gorrie
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Making a start on this one.
“The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer”.
Bracing myself for a harrowing read.
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Freespirit Haven‘t heard of this book. 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Freespirit I saw it on doddyaboutbooks Instagram. 3mo
Jeg Could I borrow it? 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Jeg I‘ll bring it to book club 👍🏼. 3mo
Jeg Thank you. 😊 3mo
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The Labyrinth | Amanda Lohrey
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Grieving mother Erica uproots her life to live in an oceanside shack, where she plans to recreate a garden labyrinth from her childhood.

Beautiful #milesfranklin2021 winning #ozfiction

Tamra So anxious to read this one! 3mo
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We Were Not Men | Campbell Mattinson
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Chose this new release #ozfiction for my book club read. First heard about it on a FB group from my home-town-suburb Altona, Melbourne. It was inspired by a true story of twins in my year at high school. They were lovely young men and one of them died tragically at 19 in a waterskiing accident. He was a prodigious footballer drafted early to the local professional team (Footscray). Of course I had to read it. ⬇️

MrsMalaprop I enjoyed reading about where I grew up and it has an excellent sense of place. (I live on the other side of the country now). However overall, it was between a so-so & a pick for me. 3mo
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The Tree Of Man | Patrick White
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This is where I finished reading this #australianclassic today 😍. Patrick White requires your full attention and I‘m glad I was able to give it. Profound, lyrical, epic, it traverses life from birth to death of Stan Parker.
This is my second White and I was interested to see (from my Litsy review) that I finished my first, Eye of the Storm, on holiday in this very location 2 years ago 🤔. Hard work but worth the effort. 🙏🏻❤️ #ozfiction

Jeg Well done. I‘ve never read one of his.( I don‘t think 🤔) 3mo
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The Tree Of Man | Patrick White
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Not the worst reading spot. 😍🙏🏻
Balingup, Western Australia.

On Gnaala Karla Booja Noongar country.

Tamra Awesome! 3mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s stunning! 😍 3mo
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Texreader Gorgeous 3mo
kspenmoll Beautiful!!! 3mo
Cathythoughts What a sky ❤️.. and everything (edited) 3mo
Sharpeipup Stunning! 3mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 3mo
EvieBee Wowza! 3mo
Jeg That is a beautiful picture. 3mo
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The Tree Of Man | Patrick White
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🤣😂 Upwardly mobile Thelma is newly married to her solicitor boss. It‘s the 1950s so she is now a lady of leisure. She and her new husband are visiting her parents in the countryside. Her mother Amy asks her whether she reads…

Lizpixie Oh I relate so much! My mother had pretty much the same dismissive attitude towards reading. It was a “waste of time”. Thank god my dad was and auntie were readers and encouraged me behind her back! 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Lizpixie glad you had other reading ‘influencers‘ in your life. 🥰 I‘m sure, like me, you can‘t imagine a life without reading. I also related to Thelma‘s idea that she‘ll never get through all the books she wants to read 😩. 3mo
Lizpixie Oh I know. I think the word tsundoku was made for us littens! 3mo
Lizpixie My auntie was my hero as a kid, we had no money for books so she funnelled a steady supply of 2ndhand books to me. One of the reasons I love Dame Agatha so much is she gave me old copies when I was 10. 3mo
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And this is why I will persist with this challenging, dense tome. Because I read a section like this and sigh. So evocative, beautiful, satisfying. I find Patrick White‘s writing exquisite. ❤️❤️❤️ #currentlyreading #ozfiction #australianclassic

CarolynM I've never read any of White's novels. You're making me think I should try. 4mo
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The Tree Of Man | Patrick White
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It‘s taking me a while to get through this one, but how good is this reading spot? 👏🏼😍😁
#currentlyreading #ozfiction #classics

Cinfhen Lovely spot 😍 4mo
Cinfhen Hope book picks up 😉 4mo
Teresereading I last read it at uni, pretty intense 4mo
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The Labyrinth | Amanda Lohrey
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Book exchange and chats with a good friend over cocktails before going to the theatre. My cup runneth over 🙏🏻. #milesfranklin2020winner

Nute I like everything about this post! Time spent with friends is priceless!😊 4mo
Centique Three wonderful things! 4mo
CarolynM How marvellous! Enjoy. And I look forward to seeing your review of The Labyrinth. 4mo
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