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Teresereading

Teresereading

Joined January 2017

Love reading, history, family history, gardening, knitting etc. From Tasmania, a special island at the bottom of the world. Insta: teresereading
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman
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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Morgan's Run: A Novel by Colleen McCullough
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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
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The story was told to me by my old tutor Theo Parmitter as we sat beside the fire in his college rooms one bitterly cold January night.
#firstlinefriday
@ShyBookOwl

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Secret Santa | Mona Ingram
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Some Christmas joy on my front step early this morning 🎄 🎄
#aussiesecretsanta

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The Labyrinth | Amanda Lohrey
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A worthy winner of the Miles Franklin prize. Great bookclub pick. One woman's journey.

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Mehso-so

We're on a short holiday and both reading Grisham. Did not enjoy Winds as much as Camino Island. It still gets you in but there's less about the bookshop and the bookish crowd.
I visualise Bay Books as being like the Coronado Island bookshop which I visited in 2019. Is it still there? I recall it's lease was under threat?

Desha Are you talking about the one in Coronado Island in San Diego...Bay Books? If so it‘s still there...I was just there in September! 😊👍🏻 2w
Teresereading Awesome! 2w
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A Necessary End | Peter Robinson
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Quick read on the plane. Short break in the sunshine. Going back and reading Inspector Banks from the beginning. I started in the middle!

MrsMalaprop On a plane? Whaaat 😉? Have been thinking we might need to get to Tassie for a little holiday (from WA). 2w
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A Necessary End | Peter Robinson
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The demonstrators huddled in the March drizzle outside Eastvale Community Centre.
#firstlinefridays
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Marigold | Nancy Cato
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Semi autobiographical. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Marigold's life as a cadet journalist on Adelaide and insight into a bygone era.

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Marigold | Nancy Cato
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‘We must have been an unlucky family, starting with the ancestor who fell over his claymore at the Battle of Culloden and did himself an unfortunate injury, he wearing only a kilt at the time.‘
Bit late but I am really enjoying Marigold.
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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1. Missing going to The Hill of Content and The Paperback Shop in Melbourne
2. Not usually. Maybe have a title I‘m looking for but usually make new discoveries
#twoforTuesday
@TheSpineView @MrsMalaprop

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 📘📖📚 3w
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Milestones | Marina Tsvetaeva
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🥳 🎉 🥳 I just hit 3k!

wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈🎉 3w
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Letterbox | Paul Davies
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Still catching up on my mail
#litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! 💛 4w
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An impulse buy. Apparently a 'cult classic'. Interesting read.

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The Children's Bach | Helen Garner
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Love an AirBnB with a good library! Great read that will stay with me for a long time.

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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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1. Little Women
2. Any weather ;)
3. A compassionate boss
#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs @asterese

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤎🍁🧡 1mo
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Crocodile Tears | Alan Carter
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There had been little sleep in the night; babies crying, people coughing and snoring, everybody sweltering.
#FirstLineFridays #BRPreview

Jeg Begin at the end: plummeting down the side of the ship in the storm‘s wild darkness, breath gone with the shock of falling, my camera flying through the rain—- 1mo
Teresereading @jeg what‘s the book? 1mo
Jeg The Glass Hotel. Reading it for book club. 1mo
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84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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It's a rainy year day here. Getting caught up with my mail. So much fun getting letters.
#litsylove #oldschool #letters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mine looks like it had a rough journey!! 1mo
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You Had It Coming | B.M. CARROLL
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Book 85
Well written twisty mystery
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The Nancys | R.W.R. McDonald
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Ebook from the library. Always challenging to get a good pick. This was a great read with some pertinent themes.
Libby loan expired midway through and I had to resume a few weeks later.
Book 78

CarolynM It's fun, isn't it? I've got to get around to Nancy Business soon. 2mo
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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#FallTreasures Prompt #OctoberTBR
@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It's actually springtime on this side of the world but it's been a great challenge.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🧡🧡🧡 2mo
Eggs Lovely choice and thanks for joining in the fun 🥰 2mo
Teresereading Thanks for hosting 2mo
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Fromage | Sally Scott
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Eggs Great photo 🧀 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛 2mo
Jeg Heard the author on the radio the other day. Seems her books all have food as the murder weapon. 😊 2mo
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Flames | Robbie Arnott
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#FallTreasures
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Prompt: Bonfire

An awesome young Tasmanian writer

Eggs Great cover! 2mo
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The Getting of Wisdom Popular Penguin | Henry Handel Richardson
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#falltreasures Day 27 #SchoolTheme
My much loved, much travelled college copy of an Australian classic. For those overseas, 'Henry' was actually Ethel. Like many women, she used a pen name.
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Nicely done ✅📚🙌🏻 2mo
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Still Life | Sarah Winman
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#FallTreasures Day 26 #BirdonCover
Still Life is an exceptional novel. Sublime.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

MidnightBookGirl Your picture is also sublime! 2mo
Eggs Beautiful! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 📚🐦❤️ 2mo
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#FallTreasures Day 25 #ComicBookDay
It's my son's birthday - 26! But he loved The Simpson's. So here's a couple from his collection 😍
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggsy

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Layla | Colleen Hoover
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Eggs 🧡📚👌🏼 2mo
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Fromage | Sally Scott
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 💛 2mo
Eggs Fromage 🧀! Mais, qu‘el dommage 🤓 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Day 19 #DNF not sure why, I was interested in the sound collection idea but....
#FallTreasures
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 🤷‍♀️📚😑 2mo
SamAnne I loved his one until the end. I really dislike narrative written from a children‘s perspective. I DNFd the last 30 pages. 2mo
Teresereading I only got about half way through.... 2mo
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Eggs Pretty🧡 2mo
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Day 17 #FallTreasures #Constitution Day
I was lucky enough to see Hamilton before Sydney went into lockdown. I realised how little I knew about early US history.
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs ❤️🇺🇸💙 3mo
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The Gabriel Hounds | Mary Stewart
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Quick photo for #FallTreasures
Day 16 #ThriftShopfind
Mary Stewart is one of my favourites ❤
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞📚🙌🏻 3mo
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 3mo
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Wake | Anna Hope
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Eggs Nicely done ✅ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover! 3mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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#LitsyLove
It‘s been exciting to get my Litsy mail. What a great group I promise to write back. Thanks 💕
It‘s springtime here, so here‘s my neighbour‘s magnificent magnolia tree. I look forward to it blooming every year.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kdgordon88 @Tattooedteacher @jenniferw88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s beautiful 💗 3mo
Kdgordon88 Love magnolias! 💜💜💜 3mo
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Grandma Ollie | Frank Moffatt
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My grandparents November 1962. My granma on the right was known as Ollie.❤
#FallTreauures
DAY 12 Grandparents Day
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great pic💗 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love ❤️ 3mo
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Day 11 September 11 20 years
No words - seeing the anniversary coverage was so sad. We visited the Memorial/Museum in 2019.

Went to this show in early 2020 - heart-warming
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 💔😥😱 3mo
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Eggs Beautiful pic 🌺🐈📚 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous ❤️ 3mo
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Pocket Book of Poetry | Various Various
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#FallTreasures #pocketbooks
Love these Penguin 60s, always great to have in my bag when waiting for appointments/buses etc
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 3mo
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Ben Chifley: A Biography | Leslie Finlay Crisp
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A quick shelfie for Labor Day. Iconic Labor PM and two other leaders.
#FallTreasures
@Eggs @always

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
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I always enjoy Maisie. Sort of cozy mystery?
First discovered in a jumble stall and have read thru the series, 16 do far

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Day 4 #Slowburn P&P is the epitome.
And I get to show off my rhododendron which burst into bloom after one very sunny day
#FallTreasures
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Gorgeous 🌺 3mo
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To Sir, With Love | E. R. Braithwaite
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I had some amazing 👩‍🏫, but no images to match. So this is a classic I read in my schooldays. I will have Lulu as an ear worm all day!
#FallTreasures
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻📚❤️ 3mo
Eggs Read this in HS in the 1960s 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 3mo
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Shantaram | Gregory Roberts
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Day 3 Over 500 pages
It's on my TBR. I get lots of recommendations but confess I am daunted by the size. 900 pages.
#FallTreasures
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻📚❤️ 3mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
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Still Life | Sarah Winman
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Day 2 #AugustStats
I read 10 books ( includes two audiobooks).
Still Life was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐read
#FallTreasures
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs #PemberLittens

Eggs Great month👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
Teresereading I had a screenshot of the September challlenge and missed the tag change .... (edited) 3mo
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#PemberLittens
According to goodreads there are only 1352 editions of Persuasion compared to 11765 for P&P!

Thanks @sprainedbrain for the readalong

sprainedbrain Thank you for joining us! ❤️ 3mo
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Cutters End | Margaret Hickey
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Happy Release Day Cutters End! Started reading 📚 and it's looking great. Debut novel.

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Emma | Jane Austen
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My own watch party last night as my partner has been away. The BBC adaptation in 4 parts. Loved it - though the picnic scene was excruciating Emma and Frank behaving so dreadfully.
#PemberLittens

LitStephanie I have never seen that one. I will have to try it! 4mo
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The Wild Island | Antonia Fraser
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A shambolic historical mystery. Jemima Shore looking for a holiday in a remote spot stumbles upon a family claiming Stuart descent. An early attempt at Scottish independence maybe. Mildly entertaining, if a little convoluted.
Another 'first' review for me!

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The Riviera House | Natasha Lester
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Readathon update:
Finished Wild Island
Finished my ARC
LEGO bookshop on schedule
Some gardening done but the weather hasn‘t been great
Another 12 hours to go ...
#awesomeaugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good progress 👏👏👏 4mo
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QOTD if I don‘t renew my audiobook subscription- do I retain access to the titles I have purchased?

wanderinglynn Yes. At least for Libro.fm & Audible. 4mo
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One for the #PemberLittens. Mr Darcy in the Lake.

This just popped up in my FB memories. Seven years ago in Melbourne. Such fun.

thegreensofa I had to Google it, I didn‘t know it was ever here! Lol 😂 I missed it by 7 years. Gee it looked as though it was huge. That would have been amazing! 👏🏻 4mo
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Happy birthday Anne Elliott!
A Book of Days for the Literary Year.

#PemberLittens

nanuska_153 Oh it's also the day that Saint-Exupéry disappeared 💔 hopefully to meet his Little Prince 4mo
Teresereading So sad, such a beautiful book. 4mo
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