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Joined July 2017

🇦🇺. Lover of books and dancing!
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Bass Rock, The by Evie Wyld
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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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This book was a breath of fresh air!
“So tell me, since it makes no factual difference to you and you can‘t prove the question either way, which story do you prefer? Which is the better story, the story with animals or the story without animals?”
Definitely the story with! I cannot stop thinking of the island of meerkat‘s!
I loved this book but at times it wasn‘t an easy read, I found the description of animals suffering very hard to take.

Soubhiville What a cool flower! 🤩 4d
Rissreads @Soubhiville yes it‘s so bright! I don‘t even know what it‘s called! It‘s leaves are lined with tiny spikes. So many spiders have made it their home. 4d
Lindy Your review is great! Your flower is a kind of bromeliad. @Soubhiville (edited) 4d
MrsMalaprop I‘ve had this on my #tbr shelf for ever! 2d
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Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I re read this whilst on holiday. I still loved it but maybe not as much as my 16 year old self. I‘ve always had a soft spot for a good vampire novel!

LeahBergen My 16 year old self loved this, too. 😄 7d
Reggie This is my favorite King and what you said is why I don‘t wanna reread it. I just want it to stay perfect. 6d
Rissreads @Reggie good plan! 6d
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I‘ve just come home from visiting my daughter in Melbourne and whilst there I went to a lot of new and secondhand book stores. This is my haul. 6 of them are secondhand, I was very lucky! My suitcase was bulging coming home! ♥️

LeeRHarry I loved the Brian Moore 😊 that is a great stack! 1w
Cinfhen Well done 📚🧡🎉 1w
MrsMalaprop Wonderful 📚🤗💕. And I have another for you 😁 7d
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I‘m very spoilt x 7d
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Not a relaxing read for sure! I felt tense throughout, but that was the beauty of it. Such a great story even though I didn‘t like the two main characters. It posed the question, do you really know anyone?
“He didn‘t look like a murderer, he supposed. In his clean white shirtsleeves and his silk tie and his dark blue trousers, and maybe even his strained face didn‘t look like a murderer‘s to anyone else. ‘That‘s the mistake,‘ guy said aloud, ⬇️

Rissreads ‘that nobody knows what a murder looks like. A murderer looks like anybody!‘” 🔪🔫 (edited) 2w
Centique Great review and perfect photo. I must get to this one! 2w
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Pew | Catherine Lacey
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This book made me sad and mad and disgusted. It‘s so thought provoking.
We know we haven‘t always been fair to everyone. Certainly -no. But we‘ve always been fair to people according to what the definition of fair was at the time.
You know nothing more about the protagonist Pew from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. But you know a lot about the towns people from their reactions to them. Generosity turns to fear and suspicion, ⬇️

Rissreads because Pew refuses to conform and fit neatly into a box, and you MUST fit neatly into a box! This book was so unsettling and I will be thinking about this story for a long time, especially because it leaves so many questions unanswered. I can‘t wait to read more of Lacey‘s work. 3w
Lindy Nice review! I‘ve got Pew out from the library now and am looking forward to it. I enjoyed one of Lacey‘s earlier books: 3w
Rissreads @Lindy I will be interested to see what you think, it‘s a wonderful little book. 3w
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jlhammar Great review and great book! Thought-provoking indeed. 3w
Reggie Oof when they started locking her door at night. Great review. This book has been on my mind since Ive read it. 3w
Rissreads @Reggie what got me was the various towns people all talking about them as if they were not there in the room. So much of it was heartbreaking. 3w
Centique Great review! It really is one of a kind isn‘t it 💕 2w
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Pew | Catherine Lacey
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This book is amazing! ♥️

jlhammar I thought so too! Really good. 3w
Reggie Oof, so many takeaways! 3w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Now that I‘ve finally read it I get why there was such diverse and great discussion on Litsy. I‘m late to the party. I didn‘t really like both Toby or Rachel and I was appalled by a lot of the their behaviour, but that didn‘t stop me from appreciating what this book had to say. I think it was clever in how it commented on men and women by reversing their roles in the marriage. This is a book that doesn‘t truly show itself until the end. ⬇️

Rissreads This quote 🙌🏻 ‘Whatever kind of woman you are, even when you‘re a lot of kinds of women, you‘re still always just a woman, which is to say you‘re always a little bit less than a man.‘ This book plays with gender roles and by doing so really makes you think about what‘s a fair assumption and what‘s not fair. (edited) 3w
Rissreads Also I think it‘s just that I‘ve worked in a profession where when someone goes missing a lot of the time it does not have a happy ending. So when Toby breaks into Rachel‘s apartment and absentmindedly notes that the rug is gone I immediately thought that the twist in the book was that Rachel had been murdered and rolled up in the rug to be disposed of! I‘m not sure what this says about me?!?!? 🤷‍♀️🤣 3w
BarbaraBB Great review. I had a lot of problems with this book even though I liked it too! 3w
Reggie Yes! There are posts on this book with like 70 comments cause it stirred up something in a lot of us. 3w
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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My mate Muriel in my garden.
This book was small in pages but big in heart ♥️
It is the story of a good, kind man in Ireland who doesn‘t just talk the talk but actually walks the walk. The writing is beautiful, I could see the snow covered town and the yellow lights in the windows.
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Thank you @Freespirit for sending me this book as part of our #Aussiesecretsanta swap.

Soubhiville Is Muriel a wild bird? What kind? I love this photo! 4w
batsy Muriel is pretty magnificent! 4w
LaraReads This is AMAZING! ❤️🐦❤️ 4w
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Freespirit Glad you enjoyed it!!! 4w
Rissreads @Soubhiville Yes Muriel is a wild bird that I feed sometimes. She comes when I call her name, but she never gets closer to me than about 1 meter. She is an Australian magpie. She brings me such joy! 4w
Soubhiville I love that! I see crows and think of all the stories I‘ve heard of people becoming friends with them. Tell her hello for me 😁 4w
Reggie Muriel is pretty cool! 3w
Chelsea.Poole Loving Muriel! Great photo 😊 3w
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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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This book was a hoot! Oh the hilarity! I couldn‘t stop smiling! I loved the people, loved the animals and loved the made up words, like mollocking! I watched the movie when I finished the book. It was ok but I feel it didn‘t capture the true spirit or the warmth of Flora Poste, the Starkadders or cold comfort farm.
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Lcsmcat “I saw something nasty in the woodshed” has become a family catch-phrase! 4w
Jeg One of my favourites from book club. 4w
Rissreads @Lcsmcat Yes! So funny! 🤣♥️ 4w
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CarolynM I really must read this one day…😬 4w
Lcsmcat @Rissreads Sorry for the double post. Litsy was behaving oddly for me this afternoon. 4w
BkClubCare Oh good! I adored this — and I thought the film hilarious, too. Maybe it was Rufus Sewell being easy on the eyes. (edited) 3w
MrsMalaprop Sounds like you loved it as much as I did! 2w
Centique Another fave! I‘ve been trying to convince my daughter to read this. 2w
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What a perfect start to the year with a perfect little book. This was fabulous! Even better that I only picked it up a few days ago at a secondhand book shop for $3. It‘s been on my tbr list for sooooooo long.
I loved everything about this one and was so relieved that Jonas was not harmed, anything but that! 🐈‍⬛
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rajithr Sisters! Aren‘t they marvellous 🤩 1mo
jlhammar It really is a perfect little book! So glad you enjoyed it. 1mo
Rissreads @rajithr I wish I had one. 4w
Centique I loved it too - and what an awesome find! 2w
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The Go-Between | L.P. Hartley
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My best books of 2022. ♥️
I read 51. Very happy with that! 😊

batsy Persuasion! 💜 1mo
jlhammar I‘m hoping to start Babel in January. Looking forward to it! 1mo
Centique Oh The Go Between! I loved that so much 😍 2w
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Whilst going through my read books list on Goodreads I realised I had missed these two books!
I loved both. The tagged book was obviously devastating, every mothers worst nightmare! I spent the whole book shaking my head in disbelief.
These precious days were essays on life, love and death. I enjoyed them all!

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This book was ‘WOW‘! Bloody brilliant! I learnt a lot! Anyone who loves language and fantasy will love this book. This next passage is so profound and one of my favourites.
“I think translation can be much harder than original composition in many ways. The poet is free to say whatever he likes, you see - he can choose from any number of linguistic tricks in the language he‘s composing in. Word choice, word order, sound ⬇️

Rissreads - they all matter, and without any one of them the whole thing falls apart. So the translator needs to be translator, literary critic, and poet all at once - he must read the original well enough to understand all the machinery at play, to convey its meaning with as much accuracy as possible, then rearrange the translated meaning ⬇️ (edited) 1mo
Rissreads Into an aesthetically pleasing structure in the target language that, by his judgment, matches the original. The poet runs untrammelled across the meadow. The translator dances in shackles.” ♥️ Isn‘t that just beautifully explained?!?!?!? ♥️ I should also add that this book is also brilliant in the way that it explains colonisation. It paints such a clear picture of how and why it happens. It also speaks of gender, race and class bias. (edited) 1mo
CarolynM That‘s a wonderful quote! Stacked🙂 1mo
Rissreads @CarolynM I‘m glad someone else appreciated it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful quote and review indeed. I hope I will enjoy the book as much as you did! 4w
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My Christmas book haul provided by my friends and family with vouchers and cash. I don‘t tend to buy new books throughout the year so this is a real treat! 💚♥️
The tagged book I bought because there is a buddy read happening on Litsy in March I think? But I can‘t remember who organised it. I‘m sure I will get a tag! 🤣

Cinfhen It‘s us!!!!! Me and @BarbaraBB #IndependentWomen ❣️❣️❣️Great haul 😍 1mo
Reggie How nice! 1mo
BarbaraBB So many good ones! Looking forward to our #IndependentWomen buddyread! 1mo
CarolynM Great haul! 1mo
jlhammar Wow, great stack! The Bass Rock, The Colony and The Trees are all favorites of mine. I‘m really looking forward to The Twyford Code since I enjoyed The Appeal. 1mo
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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#Aussiesecretsanta
@Freespirit THANK YOU for my gorgeous gifts! I am feeling all warm and fuzzy! I love both books and really want to read the tagged book! Also how did you know I needed a new notebook? As you can see I love yellow flowers! 💛My boys thank you for the Ferrero Rocher, they have already eaten them! 🤣
We are so lucky to have Litsy!
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@thegirlwiththelibrarybag thanks for organising 💙

Freespirit My absolute pleasure Nerissa! I thought you would like The Coast. I also want to read it! I‘ve just read the Claire Keegan book and loved it. Merry Christmas to you and your family 😘😘🎅❤️ 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Aww - this looks lovely! 🌻🌻🌻 Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
Jhullie That looks terrific 1mo
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The Pumpkin Eater | Penelope Mortimer
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Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn‘t keep her,
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.
This book was an unexpected surprise. Although It captures the brutality of marriage and motherhood for some in 1962, I feel that it is still relevant today in parts. The devastation of having a breakdown. The struggle to carry on. The sense of duty, expectation. The feelings of love and also the absence of feeling.

CarolynM We‘re you worried about all those children? I couldn‘t stop thinking about them. 1mo
Rissreads @CarolynM Yes! I felt very sad for the oldest 3 who were sent away to boarding school too! 1mo
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Lincoln Highway | Amor Towles
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Another must read author. I love the characters that Towles creates, such depth. This book gave me all the feels. I knew I was invested when I was screaming to myself, Noooooooooo! I did not want this story to end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Assembly | Natasha Brown
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I‘m always amazed when a small book can have so much to say. Powerful stuff! Loved this! ♥️

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#Aussiesecretsanta
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag
My parcel has arrived!!!!!!! I‘ve put it on my special shelves to taunt me!
@Freespirit 💚♥️💚♥️💚♥️💚♥️💚♥️
@MrsMalaprop @CarolynM @LapReader @Jhullie @Lizpixie @Flingogal @Teresereading

Reggie Lol 2mo
Lizpixie I love your magpie bookends! Where did you get them? 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Sweet sweet anticipation! 2mo
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Rissreads @Lizpixie they were a 50th birthday present from my kids. I think from an independent book shop here in Perth. 2mo
Freespirit Lovely 💕 2mo
Rissreads @Lizpixie at Planet books in Mt Lawley Perth 2mo
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And Then I Woke Up | Malcolm Devlin
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This is not your normal Zombie novel. To be honest I like my Zombie novels to have a lot more flesh eating zombies in them! 🤣 But it was certainly different, what‘s true and what isn‘t? Everything you think you know, well you are not sure you know it! The infected have a viral disease that makes them believe that they are being attacked by zombies. So they end up killing their friends and family. I wish that the characters had been fleshed ⬇️

Rissreads out more. This novella made me think about our world at the moment with fake news, and conspiracy theories etc. Thanks @Reggie for putting it on my radar! (edited) 2mo
Billypar I like your critique that you wish the characters were "fleshed out more" - very appropriate! ? 2mo
Rissreads @Billypar lol 🤣 2mo
Reggie @Billypar Lolol. @Rissreads This one kinda left me crying in a Panera after I finished reading it. The frustration and sadness of those people that didn‘t know what was what. And would you want to know? It was all a lot. I‘m glad you liked it! 2mo
Rissreads @Reggie I really think I would rather be ignorant than know I was responsible for killing my family. 1mo
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Book mail! Who doesn‘t love book mail! Only problem is I have no idea who was kind enough to send it to me! ♥️
Is it you @Reggie ?

Reggie It was me. Happy Holidays! It would have been smart to send out the card that goes with it around the same time but it didn‘t get mailed until this past Friday, sorry. Lol 2mo
Rissreads @Reggie you are too kind! I am looking forward to reading the card 💚 2mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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Hanya Yanagihara is a go to author for me. I love all her books although this was my least favourite. This book had one of the most moving and powerful dying scenes I‘ve ever come across. So insightful. 💚

Reggie Did Charlie make it to the UK or not in the 3rd book? What do you think? 2mo
Rissreads @Reggie I think she did. I hope she did! I need to believe she did. What do you think? 2mo
Reggie @Rissreads I didn‘t. In fact, I think she was under surveillance because of who her grandfather was they heard everything she said when she was telling her dead husband where she was going and they followed her. I‘m sorry. I hope she made it and that she got to try chocolate cake for the first time. But I don‘t think she did. 2mo
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I forgot to take a picture of my gifts for the #Aussiesecretsanta
My parcel has gone out!
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag
♥️💚🎁🎅🎄💚♥️

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Woohoo! 📦🎄 2mo
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This was a pick but only just. I don‘t know it just didn‘t do it for me. I found a lot of the dialogue cringey. I also picked the twist.

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I picked the first of these as a book to read in Italy based in Italy. I liked them but I didn‘t love them. Probably between a pick and a so-so. Unpopular opinion I know. Where other readers gush about the friendship of Elena and Lila, I found it to be toxic and found myself thinking that I‘m glad I don‘t have any friends like that. But I ended up reading all 4 so 🤷‍♀️

Suet624 Felt the same way. So-so. 3mo
CarolynM I‘ve only read the first one. It was interesting and I liked it, but not enough to want to read the others. 3mo
MrsMalaprop Same same @CarolynM 🙌 3mo
Jeg Well @CarolynM and @MrsMalaprop I‘m the same also. See copies in op shops but never tempted to get. 2mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Oh my! This was exquisite! I loved every page. The regret and the longing by Anne are so powerful and moving. I found myself reading this with my fingers and toes and everything crossed that Anne and Captain Wentworth would finally be together. This is my kind of love story. ♥️
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Cuilin Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen. I love the idea of second chances. 3mo
CarolynM It really is a beautiful story 🥰 3mo
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House of Kwa | Mimi Kwa
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Book club book. This was slow to start but when it did it was very entertaining! Not always in a good way! Some people live such interesting lives. I loved that a lot of this was set in a suburb of Perth, Scarborough. I‘m not sure but I think I stayed at the hotel after one of my school balls. @MrsMalaprop do you remember a hotel called ‘Mandarin gardens‘?
#Oznonfiction

MrsMalaprop Hmm, no but that was a loooong time ago 😁. 3mo
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Latest school bookclub book. So many more stories of heartache from women in war.

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin | Louis de Bernieres
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This is beautiful Asos on the Greek island of Kefalonia my home for 5 days. I‘m so glad I waited to read this book in the setting it was written it made it all the more magical! I fell in love with the book characters and the place. Although I must admit I almost gave up on the book as I disliked the first quarter but I‘m glad I persevered as it was so worth it! 💙🤍

Cazxxx Beautiful 😻 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 😍 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous! 4mo
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CarolynM So beautiful 😍 Enjoy! 4mo
Rissreads I am @CarolynM How are you going? X 4mo
Rissreads @Cazxxx @erzascarletbookgasm @Chelsea.Poole Yes it‘s just wonderful! 💙🤍 4mo
Jeg So beautiful. Bet you are super relaxed. 4mo
Rissreads @Jeg Yes super relaxed and feeling magnificent! X 4mo
Reggie Wow this is lovely! 4mo
Rissreads It was very special @Reggie and at the moment I‘m in Taormina Sicily! ♥️ 4mo
CarolynM I‘m good. I‘ve been in Adelaide visiting my parents. Not as exciting as overseas adventures😆 Hope you‘re having a wonderful time 😘 4mo
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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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My latest bookclub book. Weird, weird, weird. Didn‘t love it but didn‘t hate it. It‘s the second Murakami book I‘ve read and both didn‘t wow me. I won‘t be reading any more of his books. I feel something is lost in the translation maybe?

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The Go-Between | L.P. Hartley
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The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. What a fabulous first sentence for a book.
I adored this tragic tale of the coming of age of a naive 12 yr old boy in 1900 who is taken advantage of and manipulated by those around him. He is a pawn in a game he doesn‘t realise he is playing in. This book was perfect and I finished it a few weeks ago but am still thinking about it. Brilliant!

Centique I‘m so late to comment on this - but it‘s also a favourite of mine! Hope you‘re doing well 💕 2mo
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Unsheltered | Clare Moleta
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This was an awesome book in my favourite genre - Dystopian fiction. Li the main character is searching to find her missing 8yr old daughter Matti. The landscape, the environment, the people and the system are all against her, but she refuses to give up. I love that there is always hope in oppression.

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I read this whilst glamping down south. The weather was cold and rainy, perfect for reading! This book held my attention and contained some great characters but I anticipated more form the Women‘s prize for fiction winner 2022. It didn‘t have the ‘Wow‘ factor I was expecting.

Aims42 That view 😍🤩 5mo
BittersweetBooks This looks like the perfect setting for reading all day long! 5mo
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It‘s so refreshing to have an eccentric middle aged woman as the main character of a story. Janina lives alone in the woods, observes life through astrology and cares deeply for the animals in her world. Her antics made me smile often, especially her letters to the police. This is an unusual murder mystery novel.

Bklover This sounds very intriguing (as a woman of many decades!) 6mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book! And afterwards I read another great one which somehow reminded me of it (edited) 6mo
Rissreads @BarbaraBB I‘ve had that one on my TBR list for awhile. I loved My year of rest and relaxation. I might just bump it up! 6mo
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I enjoyed a lot of this book but it hasn‘t dated well. It made me laugh and made me cringe.

CarolynM I loved this when I read it a long time ago 🙂 Have you read any of her others? I liked the most recent one a lot too 6mo
Rissreads @CarolynM thanks, I will check it out ♥️ 6mo
MrsMalaprop @CarolynM I‘ve read a few of hers too. Remember enjoying 5mo
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Identity Crisis | Ben Elton
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Bloody good satire! This book made fun of everyone and everything, nothing is immune. Really what a daft world we live in at the moment at times! This was entertaining and I did a lot of this 🤦🏼‍♀️ and eye rolling and groaning! But I also learnt a lot too! Very, very clever!

Jeg I love his books. 7mo
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Unsettled Ground | Claire Fuller
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This book was brilliant. The story and characters are beautifully developed. Unsettled is a great word for how I felt throughout. The two main characters are 51 yr old twins, my age at the moment. It‘s a sad story that made me think about being that age and homeless. Also how different circumstances can put your life on a completely different path, missed opportunities.

CarolynM Great review! I plan to get to this one soon. Your poinsettia is lovely😍 7mo
jlhammar Yes, agree, such a good book! 7mo
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The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
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Not alot happens in this book but it was so beautiful. Reminding me of the wonder and beauty of the landscape and nature. How the simple things in life can bring you the most joy and make you feel alive! The wind in your hair, rain on your face, the sun and salt on your skin, the sand between your toes. The sight of birds in the air. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Centique What a beautiful review! 7mo
Graywacke Lovely review 7mo
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The Silence | Tim Lebbon
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I love apocalyptic fiction. This was fantastic! Scientists unwittingly release a plague of white bats on the world who hunt by noise. Horrible stuff! But not as horrible as many of the humans behaviour. How quickly they turn on each other.
I didn‘t like the ending.

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After Story | Larissa Behrendt
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This book was a delightful surprise! I fell in love with the characters who all provide different perspectives of the same story. It was very clever in addressing the past with the present. #Ozfiction at its best! 🖤💛❤️

CarolynM You and puss are both looking very comfortable there😻😻 It‘s a great book isn‘t it? I loved it. 7mo
Jeg I loved the story too. If I ever travel again would love to follow their trail. 7mo
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Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I‘m cheating and lumping my last 3 reads together before I get way behind on my posts.
The Dutch house was my favourite, I loved every page, although I will never be able to understand a mother leaving her children.
Project Hail Mary was fascinating and who wouldn‘t want an Alien spider for a friend?
Sea of tranquility, I enjoyed this but something was missing for me. I didn‘t connect to the characters as much as I would have liked.

Jeg I loved the Dutch House. 7mo
CarolynM I found that aspect of Dutch House difficult too. When I was reading I thought she must have died and it was hidden from the children. I was so surprised when she turned up and disappointed that there wasn‘t a better explanation. Hope things are good with you, Nerissa😘 7mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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What a fascinating book this was! I loved the world that was created. A house so beautiful and atmospheric, full of wonder. Of different floors filled with different things. The ocean and tides, birds, clouds and marble statues. Is this house real or in Piranesi‘s head? A story of both fantasy and mystery. This book was a breath of fresh air! ♥️

LeeRHarry Really?! 🤪 9mo
Rissreads @LeeRHarry obviously you didn‘t think so! 🤣 9mo
MrsMalaprop Need to read the copy you bought me. 9mo
Centique I really enjoyed this too! A curly twisty one 😍 8mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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This book broke my heart. A world where 80% of the animals are extinct. A future that‘s not far off. I fell in love with the landscapes, the people and the animals in this book. I‘ve always had a love of birds and that love is growing as I‘m getting older. They are an important and beautiful part of my back yard, my warm and fuzzy safe space. Im looking forward to reading ‘Once there were wolves‘.
#Ozfiction

Augustdana Both books are excellent!! 9mo
MrsMalaprop Sounds amazing. And Australian?! 9mo
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Eggshell Skull | Bri Lee
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This book is my bookclub pick. As expected this book made me Mad and sad! It‘s a difficult read but a very brave story.

HeathHof Cute kitty! I am also currently trapped under a calico😹 9mo
CarolynM Lovely photo😻 Looks like your weather has turned too. Cold and wet here today after an Indian Summer Easter. 9mo
Jeg @Rissreads just love your cat. That is such a good book. Bet you get good discussion. 9mo
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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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This book was sensational! I could not put it down. When I was busy I was thinking about reading it! I learnt so much and I felt so much. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

lynneamch One of my all-time favorites! Time for a re-read. 10mo
CarolynM I've never been drawn to this book, but you've made me think I should give it a try. 10mo
Rissreads @CarolynM I was the same! I think it‘s because it had the word ‘bible‘ in the title but Serena loved it so I gave it a go and it was so good! 10mo
MrsMalaprop @CarolynM I loved this book, but was a bit hesitant recommending it to Nerissa as I read it a long time ago. So glad you loved it too @Rissreads 👏💕. 10mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!……
My friends and family are so wonderful. Book vouchers are the best gifts. LOVE getting new books from my tbr list! 😊♥️

Cazxxx Happy birthday 🥳 10mo
CarolynM Nice haul! I think you'll love Love and Virtue. I'll look out for your review 🙂 10mo
DivineDiana Wishing you a year filled with many books! 📚🥳📚 10mo
LeeRHarry Hope you had a fab birthday! 🎉 10mo
Centique Happy birthday for ages ago! Project Hail Mary is super fun ☺️ 9mo
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This was a book that I picked up because of all the love it has gotten here on Litsy. It‘s not my usual genre because I‘m not one for romance but it did hook me in! A love story that spans 300 years between a French girl and the devil! I also loved how art played such an important role in this book. I‘m hoping there will be a book number 2! ♥️

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Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
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Oh my, my, my, Olive. I miss you already! How I wish I had an Olive in my life! I did not want this to end 💛

BittersweetBooks Completely agree!! The Olive books are some of my all time favorites. And I plan to reread many times. 10mo
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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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“A minute means something to her, more than it means to us. We don‘t know how long she has-I can give them to her, I can give her my minutes.” Then, almost angrily, “What was I doing with them before?”
This quote sums up this book to me. The first half of the book is about how superficial and disconnected our lives have become online. The second half is about being connected and present in real life.
It‘s concerning how much time I can waste ⬇️

Rissreads online. I am guilty of sliding down that rabbit hole. This book was a slap in the face and I loved it! (edited) 10mo
Lindy I loved this book too. Nice review! 10mo
MrsMalaprop Starting this today. 10mo
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I was lucky enough to hear Helen Garner talk about her book (diary) ‘How to end a story‘ and then I brought it on the way home. Such an insightful look at the end of a marriage. I found myself shaking my head in amazement that this strong, intelligent woman could allow herself to be treated like this (of which she also shook her head and spoke about)! There are 3 diary‘s and I‘ve decided to read them backwards. I‘m half way through ⬇️

Rissreads I‘m finding reading them this way very interesting! I think this diary really spoke to me because I have also been through a marriage breakup (but my ex is a lovely guy, not a dick at all!). I could relate to her longing for her own time and space. A warm, happy place of one‘s own. (edited) 11mo
MrsMalaprop What an interesting way to read them Nerissa! Enjoy 😊 11mo
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