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MrsMalaprop

Joined May 2016

Books glorious books. 🇦🇺
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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#littlefreelibrary in our rustic villa on Nusa Lembongan Island, Indonesia. Three days here, then we‘re off to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. 😎🙏👏

LapReader Lucky duck. 1d
Lindy Nice! 🏝 1d
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My husband and my Sunday reading material. Let‘s just say the tagged book is of particular relevance 😉😎😆🥰.

@CarolynM @JennyM so far so good on the Perlman front. Quite unlike his other work. 👍

BarbaraBB I am looking forward to your thoughts on the Perlman. I used to love his books years ago! 1w
JennyM That‘s good to hear - really looking forward to it. Hope you had a lovely afternoon of reading x 1w
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Maybe the Horse Will Talk | Elliot Perlman
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JennyM 🙌🙌🙌 I cannot wait to read this 🙌🙌🙌 1w
CarolynM How are you finding it? I'm hoping to get to it soon. 1w
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This was a fascinating & frightening #truecrime read written by the real estate agent currently selling my mum‘s home.

Thoroughly and painstaking researched, Juliet has put her heart into this, becoming good friends with the victim‘s daughter.

Another inquest into who killed Shirley Finn has just concluded here in Perth, Western Australia. The findings have not yet been released, but sadly I doubt there will be any clear answers. 🤞🤞🤞

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How I love that this kid loves reading as much as me 🙏📚😍👩‍👦💞. #raisingreaders #schoolholidays

Cinfhen Great photo 💙 2w
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Candelo | Georgia Blain
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So pleased to be closer to my goal of reading everything Georgia Blain ever wrote. Thank you @Rissreads for finding me this copy 🙏.

📚👏😍 #ozfiction

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On tv program Australian Story tonight is the story of Shirley Finn who was murdered in Perth, Western Australia in 1975.

My sister and I recently engaged Real Estate Agent Juliet Wills to sell our Mum‘s home upon her moving into aged care. When signing the contract to accept an offer on the sale last weekend, Juliet gave me this copy of her book, she said because she knew I was a book lover.

My mum, who now has dementia, was a huge fan of ⬇️

MrsMalaprop ⬆️ true crime and it‘s just so fitting that Juliet (who has been the most fabulous agent) is selling her beloved home. And it turns out Juliet literally lives around the corner from Mum‘s home. #serendipity (edited) 2w
Freespirit Wow just watching the program now....such police corruption...it was rife in the 70's wasn't it! I admire the women who have pursued this for so long. 2w
MrsMalaprop @Freespirit Unbelievable. Juliet says she sells real estate to make money so that she can pursue her other interests/passions that don‘t bring in the money. Glad there‘s people like her fighting the good fight. 2w
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Freespirit She‘s amazing...so glad there are people like her out there to help in these cases of obvious collusion/corruption. 2w
Jeg Can I borrow it? 2w
Jeg Please! 😊😊 2w
MrsMalaprop @Jeg You bet! 2w
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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This was wonderful. Epic, beautiful but very accessible. Storytelling that hooked me in from the beginning.

I‘ve read all three of Hosseini‘s novels and reckon he might just be a #mustreadauthor for me.

RachelAmphlett I haven‘t read that one yet, but must - I‘ve devoured his other books. 2w
Freespirit Loved his other books..stacked...it sounds great too!🤗 2w
Jeg I have it from the library but waiting a bit before I read it! 😊. Glad you liked it . 2w
MrsMalaprop @jeg I would have preferred to wait until closer to our meeting, but I‘ll be in Bali just before, where I may not get it finished! 2w
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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I am loving this book so much. Just what I needed to get lost in. 🙏😍

#currentlyreading

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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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Dog, tea, book and blanket on a blustery, rainy Friday afternoon. Bliss 🐶☕️📚🌧☺️.

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My 10yo son came home from school, excitedly telling me he‘d had a relief teacher who is an author that day. He proudly showed me her autograph on a piece of paper and asked me to take him to the library so that he could borrow her first book in the Lintang series, which is this one. He‘s part-way in and loving it!

#coolstory #localauthor #raisingreaders #ozkidsfiction

Jeg How exciting for him. 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser That is too cool!! 1w
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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Relational psychotherapy 101. Nine chapters, each one a fictional amalgam of clients treated by the authors, with ‘tick-a-box‘ at the end of each chapter to help the reader reflect of whether the ‘issues‘ might apply to them.

Chapters 4 & 5 may or may not have aptly described particular family members, with whom I‘ve been struggling to relate 🤪😂😬. #justsayin‘. Of course, none of the chapters applied to me 🤣😇.

#oznonfiction #selfhelp

JennyM I‘ve just finished this and thought it was excellent. I saw myself or someone I knew in all the chapters 🤪 3w
MrsMalaprop @JennyM Oh that‘s very cool. I heard about it on Radio National. It was an excellent, accessible way to learn about psychotherapy. I was conscious of how it is unfortunate that it‘s only really for those with means, as the authors comment on at the end. 3w
Rissreads I'm listening to this on audio. It's very interesting but I wish they had chosen someone other than the authors to read it! 3w
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Rissreads Oooooooooooo, this looks so interesting! 1mo
Rissreads I just got it on Audible. 😊 1mo
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Uncle Jack Charles is an absolute legend. Removed from his mother as a young baby and raised in an institution in Melbourne, the only Aboriginal child there.

Australia has so far to go in righting wrongs done to the first people of this land. Thank goodness we are hearing more and more of their stories.

Devastating, fascinating and life-affirming. 🖤💛❤️

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The Old Lie | Claire G. Coleman
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@Rissreads and I saw Claire Coleman talk about her newest speculative fiction novel this evening. She was fabulous 😍 and I can‘t wait to read it 👏.

#ozfiction #indigenousfiction

Hooked_on_books 😍😍😍 1mo
Rissreads How lucky were we! I am soooooo excited to read this seeing as Terra Nullius is one of my all time favourite books. 🖤❤💛 1mo
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#Australianreadinghour

Can‘t get much more Australian than this bloke @CarolynM 😁.

And @Rissreads & I are going to see Clare Coleman talk about her new book The Old Lie.

#currentlyreading #Indigenouswriters

CarolynM Excellent choice! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I just loved Terra Nullius. I‘m envious of your going to see Clare Coleman! 1mo
Rissreads I'm soooooo looking forward to tonight! 😊 1mo
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Pure | Andrew Miller
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

If you haven‘t participated in this challenge and you‘d like to, consider yourself tagged. 7 photos of favourite book covers over 7 days.

Thanks for the original tag @Lizpixie 🙏.

Lizpixie You‘re very welcome!😘 1mo
GatheringBooks i have this on my book dep wish list for the longest time now. i should get to finally succumbing to it soon. 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

@TheBookStacker perhaps you‘d like to have a go at this challenge?

Leftcoastzen Always loved this cover. 1mo
TheBookStacker I love this cover and I love this book! Thanks for the tag! I will post later on when I get home from studying! 1mo
MrsMalaprop @TheBookStacker Me too 👏😍. 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@LibrarianRyan care to have a go?

Caroline2 I was gonna choose this one too. Such a lovely cover! 😍 1mo
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Line of Beauty | Alan Hollinghurst
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

7 covers, 7 days. No explanation. Wanna have a go @Lidia ?

LeahBergen I‘ve wanted to read this one for years. 1mo
Cathythoughts Love this cover @LeahBergen I really want to read it too (edited) 1mo
Lidia Yes sounds like fun. Thanks for the tag! 1mo
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The Yield | Tara June Winch
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I am so grateful for Australian Aboriginal writers like Winch, Coleman and Lukashenko for writing amazing contemporary fiction about Australian Aboriginal people, weaving the past and the present with breathtaking skill ❤️💛🖤.

This book was stunning. It made me bawl. It made me mad. It made me grow.

All the love for this novel, and I can‘t wait to see her speak at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in October. 🙏💕😍

#ozfiction

LeeRHarry I‘m waiting for my hold at the library to come in for this one - sounds fab! 😊 (edited) 1mo
CarolynM You've convinced me to stack it🙂 1mo
MrsMalaprop @LeeRHarry @CarolynM I am personally on a journey to understand all that I can about the true history of this country, preferably by listening to the stories of Aboriginal people themselves. I love that this novel incorporates Bruce Pascoe‘s work & the Wiradjuri language, with a dictionary at the back. (edited) 1mo
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Breath. Tim Winton | Tim Winton
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3 😍

@CoffeeK8 have a go at this challenge, if you‘re keen? 😊

Cathythoughts Very nice 💙 1mo
batsy Gorgeous! 1mo
sudi 💙💙💙 1mo
TrishB I think I need this book.... 1mo
CoffeeK8 Oh sounds fun! Beautiful cover! 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

@MeganAnn would you like to have a go at posting a favourite cover a day for 7 days?

MeganAnn I‘d love to play! I was just tagged by another litten too... hmmm now to figure out what cover to start with (edited) 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

@Rissreads would you like to have a go at posting 7 book covers you love for 7 days? No explanations. 🤞😊

Rissreads Sure thing! I will start tomorrow 👍 1mo
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads 👏👏 And If you like you can tag another Litten or two who may want to give it a go 😊. 1mo
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The Yield | Tara June Winch
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From one #ozfiction to the next. I don‘t know much about this book or author, but I do know she‘s Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) and that she will be at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali next month, where I am lucky enough to be going again this year 👏🙏📚😊. So I‘m gonna give it a crack. #currentlyreading

Cinfhen Sounds promising and the festival sounds amazing 😉 1mo
LeeRHarry Have heard so many good things about this one - considering it for one of my picks for my irl book club next year - Love Ubud, was there in 2015 during the festival, have a fab time! 😊 1mo
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Wimmera | Mark Brandi
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An easy, quick and engrossing read. Emotionally challenging though, due to the disturbing subject matter. Good debut #ozfiction #crimefiction

CarolynM I found the legal wash up the most emotionally challenging. I was quite cross with the book but it was really frustration because I think what happened was probably very realistic. 1mo
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I‘ve not spent much time reading or on Litsy lately. Dad died in Jan & I moved Mum into care in July. Dementia afflicted them both & sibling conflict has added stress 😢. My fab eldest sister came to stay last week and was a powerhouse, getting the family home ready for sale to provide for Mum‘s care 🙏❤️.

This post is not book related, but it‘s definitely reading that helps get me through.

Oh & I am loving myself in my new t-shirt.
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Texreader So good to have you back, and oh my gosh, what a difficult time you‘ve had!! My condolences. 💙 Take care of yourself. 2mo
Cinfhen Sorry for all you‘ve been through but your shirt is all shades of fabulous 💄 2mo
Centique A very hard time 😢 We‘re glad to have you back! Best wishes for the house sale and the rest of the journey 💕 2mo
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TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 sorry to hear about all your life struggles ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great T-shirt and stay strong. 💕 2mo
LeeRHarry Sorry that this year has been a very difficult one so far, I hope the rest of 2019 is better for you 💕 2mo
Kalalalatja So sorry you have to deal with it all💕 great shirt, though! 2mo
BookishTrish Stay strong in your awesome shirt! 2mo
Megabooks Love your shirt! Sending you and your family strength! 💜 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘m sorry - that‘s such a difficult set of circumstances! I‘m glad your sister is a help. You got this. 💪🏻 2mo
Chrissyreadit You have had a difficult time! I love your shirt and am glad your sis helped! Hope all goes well. 2mo
CarolynM Great shirt! Hope life gets easier for you and we'll see more of you here.💕 2mo
DivineDiana So sorry that you have been experiencing difficult times. Glad you are reading, have a great sister and are back on Litsy wearing a fab shirt! 💗 2mo
SamanthaMarie I love the shirt!!! I'm sorry for your loss and how hard the rest of 2019 has been. Litsy is always here ♡♡♡ 2mo
cobwebmoth Sending hugs. ❤ 2mo
BarbaraBB What a hard time you‘ve been having. Wishing you all the best and a bit more lightness to come your way. 💕 2mo
Rissreads You are so cool! 🧡 1mo
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2. Reading IS my superpower 📚📚📚💪.
3. Pisces.
4. My sister is flying in from interstate 💕. We‘ll be visiting our mum, then heading out for cocktails & dinner with friends🍸🍽😍.
5. @Rissreads @The_Real_Nani 👋👋

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Thanks for the tag @Lizpixie

The_Real_Nani Sounds like a great weekend!! 2mo
Rissreads Sorry Serena, the weekends over! 2mo
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Wimmera | Mark Brandi
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Gonna give this Australian crime fiction a go next. #ozfiction #crime #currentlyreading

Caroline2 Sounds good! 😯 stacked. 2mo
CarolynM I'll be interested to see what you think. 2mo
lynneamch Sounds good. Loved all of Jane Harper's 2mo
Rissreads It's another one on my shelf. 2mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Wow! I‘ve seen this book around a lot and I‘m glad someone in my book club chose it so I could get on and read it. This memoir explores so many themes. Fascinating, devastating and triumphant. Can‘t wait to discuss it Monday night.

CarolynM When my book group talked about this one there was a lot of discussion podcasts of interviews with her while she was in Australia. I think the ABC conversation hour was one. It's not my thing but my friends had a lot to say about them. Just thought you might be interested if you haven't already heard them. 2mo
The_Real_Nani Just really amazing the stuff she survived. I don‘t even know how... the car accidents?!?! Her poor mother. 2mo
MrsMalaprop Thanks @CarolynM I just watched Oprah interview her! 2mo
MrsMalaprop @The_Real_Nani I know! Talk about resilience 😳💪👏. 2mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Book, breakfast and sunshine on a Thursday morning. It‘s the end of winter and I can feel spring in those rays 🌞. Hope to finish this book club read today. 🤞

The_Real_Nani There was so much hype about this book, I almost didn‘t want to read it. But I‘m glad I did! I definitely did a lot of “WTF is happening here?!” while reading it. LOL 2mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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#Upnext #bookclub

I‘ve seen all the Litsy love for this one. Excited to be getting to it 🤗📖.

#currentlyreading

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I heard Australian author Christos Tsiolkas discussing White on the radio. He was effusive in his praise & had just written a book on White‘s work. Tsiolkas recommended the tagged book as a good entry point.

Holy moley, this was hard work. And I loved every minute of it. Dense, beautifully written, dark and devastating. I wanted to lock myself away so that I could savour the world he created. Torturous, slowly-paced & exquisite. #ozfiction 😍

Freespirit Great review😊 2mo
Rissreads Fantastic review! 2mo
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Just Stupid! | Andy Griffiths
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This kid cracks me up, drives the whole family nuts, and makes me so proud 🥰. He decided to set up ‘Clem‘s library‘ in class because the teacher‘s selection of readers ‘are boring‘ 🤣.

Instead of working against him (as some teachers do), she‘s working with him & allowing him to do so.

He quickly scrawled these ‘rules‘ this morning. He had 3 more bags of books to take in, but I only let him take this one in today. #raisingreaders ❤️📚❤️📚

Tamra So awesome! My son has loved the whole treehouse series. 😁 2mo
Rissreads Clem is a gem! 💎 2mo
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My bedside #TBR teeters due to life circumstances conspiring to keep me from it.

I‘ll get to you soon my pretties 🤗📚😍.

I am slowly making my way through the tagged absolute gem of a tome. I‘m loving every minute of my first Patrick White experience ❤️😍❤️, when I actually get the opportunity to get to it 😫.

Freespirit Great pile of books😍 I haven't read Patrick White..I will put it on my TBR list😊 2mo
JennyM That looks exactly like my bedside pile! 2mo
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The 10yo‘s Friday night dinner set-up. It‘s only on Friday nights that we allow reading at the table 😂📚❤️.

SamanthaMarie That is so lovely!!! ♡ 2mo
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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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@CarolynM not only did it make the shortlist, it bloody won Australia‘s Miles Franklin award last night 🙌👏😍 🇦🇺.

Such an awesome book and an awesome result 🖤💛❤️. #ozfiction #indigenousfiction #milesfranklin @Rissreads

CarolynM I know! I was so thrilled when I heard last night! I really hope it means a lot of people will read it and maybe get a bit better idea about what life is really like for aboriginal people in modern Australia. I love what she's had to say about speaking truth to power too. 3mo
Freespirit I haven't read it yet..it's on my pile..great win 3mo
Rissreads Only 2 more book club picks then it's my turn! I can't wait to read this and share it with them. 3mo
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The Blind Eye | Georgia Blain
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Thanks to the lovely @Rissreads I have three more Georgia Blain novels to add to my collection 😍. She found these three by scouring Perth‘s second hand book stores. 🙏🙌📚😙👏 #mustreadauthor #ozfiction #grateful

Rissreads You are most welcome my friend. Only 10 more to go! 🤣 3mo
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A friend gave us tickets to this sold out book signing event last night 🙏. My son Clem (middle) was rapt as he‘s a huge fan of the series. He got to meet Andy and not only have his book signed, but also a friend‘s (which was pushing it since there was a rule of only 1 book 🤣). He took his good friend & fellow treehouse fan Jarvis along ❤️.

I see @LibrarianRyan posted about the tagged book a few days ago 👍. @MeganAnn for Axton #raisingreaders

saresmoore This is so cool! What a special, formative experience for him! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yes I did. And I agree @MeganAnn I think Ashton would like them. 3mo
smilingshelves I just read the first book in this series today. How fun! 3mo
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MrsMalaprop @LibrarianRyan @MeganAnn We bought the first book for Axton as part of a junior book swap a while ago. I wasn‘t sure how well known the series was outside of Australia. (edited) 3mo
Freespirit These books are fabulous. My boys loved them 💕 3mo
MeganAnn How fun!! @LibrarianRyan Axton loves this series and just finished reading the 3mo
LibrarianRyan @MeganAnn that‘s awesome. 3mo
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Loving this book and my surrounds right now. ❤️👏🙏☺️

hermyknee Looks amazing!!! 3mo
LapReader Yay for school holidays! 3mo
Tamra I like it too! 3mo
Freespirit That looks so nice 3mo
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Snotty Bumstead | Hunter Davies
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Here we are, in our element.

Clem is re-reading the tagged book, which originally belonged to his cousin (who is now in his 30s). He tells me the back cover states that it‘s a book any 10yo boy would love, & that it‘s true!

#booknerds #holidays #raisingreaders #booksthatstandthetestoftime

JennyM ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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The youngest and I are off on a little holiday tomorrow. Here is my holiday reading stack. Four nights, four books. Seems likely 😆📚📚📚.

Tamra Lucky you - enjoy! 3mo
Freespirit How wonderful. Have a lovely time❤️ 3mo
BooknerdsLife Have a wonderful holiday 💖🤗 3mo
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Rissreads I can't wait to hear what you think about Bastard out of Carolina and eye of the storm. 3mo
JennyM Have fun. Back to school today for us in Qld 3mo
Jeg Will be interested to hear what you think of Wimmera. I seem to remember I liked it.😊🙃 (edited) 3mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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There‘s been so much hype about this debut #ozfiction. I‘ve just finished it & am not entirely sure how I feel about it 🤔.

To me it felt a bit amateurish, OTT & contrived. It needed a good edit too. #unpopularopinion

I enjoyed some of the descriptions of life in Australia in the 80‘s, & I did want to know how the story ended.

I look forward to seeing whether a book club discussion in a couple of weeks changes my opinion.

⭐️⭐️⭐️?

Lauredhel Agreed! I disliked this book. Contrived is a good word for it, I think. 3mo
Cathythoughts Interesting!! I have it stacked already & loving the differing opinions ♥️👍🏻 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm These different opinions only make me more curious! I noticed I have it stacked too. 3mo
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CarolynM I totally agree with you. The thing that surprises me most about the hype for it is how many people say it's well written - I thought the writing was ok but no more than that. And it was very much an adult voice when the narrator was supposed to be about 13. Why does nobody complain about that? Let me know what your book group thinks - mine was very divided. 3mo
MrsMalaprop @CarolynM Agree about the adult voice in a 13yo too. Hard for me to suspend judgement on that one. 3mo
Jeg Oh, I‘m about to reread. If I remember correctly 😊 I loved it on first read. We shall see. 3mo
BooknerdsLife Love your review! And it‘s exactly what I‘m worry about too...all those hypes around it 🙈 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Jeg It seems most people love this book. I‘m definitely in the minority. Be interested to see where you‘re at after a re-read. 3mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Just the one piece of veggie pizza for lunch 😂😋. #bookandlunch #currentlyreading

TrishB I‘m just finished this book 💕 3mo
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❤️❤️❤️ Love that this awesome kids version of an alternative Australian Aboriginal history came out this year for me to share with this dude.

I read the original adult version last year and #mindblown! To be able to share this with my 10yo in such an accessible format is a joy. #naidocweek 🖤❤️💛#raisingreaders

Freespirit I really want to read Dark Emu. Love that children are hearing the real story! 4mo
MrsMalaprop @Freespirit It‘s a quick read 😊👍. 4mo
Jeg I have one on order at local book shop. They are saying hard to get now. I read it at school and just must have my own copy. 3mo
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Jandamarra | Terry Denton, Mark Greenwood
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My 10yo is doing an assignment for history looking at important figures at the time of white settlement in Western Australia.

He was very keen to research an Aboriginal figure and & chose Jandamarra. We discovered this awesome children‘s book on the topic and used the information in it for his Power Point. #raisingreaders 🖤💛❤️

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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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So I‘m on a bit of an #ozfiction roll here. Finally getting to this one. I‘ve had it for ages (thanks to the generous @Rissreads 🙏).

I was saving it because I knew one of my book clubees was planning to choose it this year. And now the time has come. I‘m diving in...

#currentlyreading #bookclub

Rissreads Your very welcome. I hope you enjoy it! X 4mo
BookwormM Loved this one 4mo
Joanne1 On my shelf too. Must get to it soon. 4mo
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Islands | Peggy Frew
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Expectations fulfilled 😍. This Australian novel has called to me ever since @Rissreads alerted me to it some months ago. I resisted buying it in book shops many times (just because, too-many-books 📚📚📚). In the end, I couldn‘t resist.

So much of this novel resonated with me: complexities of families; the notion that there is no truth, only perspectives; the sadness and grief we carry with us based on our perspectives.

❤️😢👏 #ozfiction

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JennyM I might have to try this one again. I got halfway, put it down and never felt like picking it up again. Not sure why? (edited) 4mo
MrsMalaprop @JennyM I found the beginning a bit disjointed & I kept mixing up the couples. But about halfway I really got into & loved it. Might be that I related to the plot & characters a bit too much due to some mega family dramas of my own! I really liked it 👍. 4mo
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Rissreads I will move it up my reading list! 4mo
Joanne1 I just so loved this book. And I felt the same as you about the first half. Then something clicked and i just couldn‘t get it out of my head. 4mo
MrsMalaprop I know what you mean @Joanne1 . I loved it. ❤️ 4mo
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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! 4mo
Gillyreads I have stopped to pick this up in a few bookshop browsing expeditions now. I think I will have to get it. 4mo
BooknerdsLife This looks delicious 😍 4mo
Jeg Yummy. 4mo
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