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. 🤞🤞🤞
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 ⬇️
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.
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
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 🤣😇.
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. 🖤💛❤️
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.
#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 🙏.
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. 🙏💕😍
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
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.
2. Reading IS my superpower 📚📚📚💪.
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 👋👋
Thanks for the tag @Lizpixie
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.
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. 🤞
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 😍
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 ❤️📚❤️📚
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 😫.
@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
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
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
The youngest and I are off on a little holiday tomorrow. Here is my holiday reading stack. Four nights, four books. Seems likely 😆📚📚📚.
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.
❤️❤️❤️ 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
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 🖤💛❤️
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...
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.