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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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Monster in a Box by Spalding Gray
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Women's Room by Marilyn French
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Arthur's War by John Harman
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman
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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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Give Unto Others | Donna Leon
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Italy again! Another visit to Venice with Commissario Brunetti. Once again, it's a private rather than criminal quest. Echoes of my visit to Venice and Brunetti's ruminations on post-pandemic life in his city. Always enjoyable, an old friend.

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In Other Words | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Another book club read. Fascinating to have the Italian and English text side-by-side. Interesting exploration of her journey to write in Italian. Loved it, memories if my time in Rome in early 2020.

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The next afternoon, I decide to explore the town on my own since my schedule is free.
#happysunday #litsybookgame

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A Mind to Murder | P.D. James
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On my morning commute

Jeg Love her books. 2w
Teresereading Very interesting, only the second Dagleish! 12h
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My April wrap-up

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When a book dates itself circa 2011

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Such a great read, serious themes but also humour and love. Fabulous debut novel.

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On the Beach | Nevil Shute
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Scary reading given the current international situation. Eerily prescient.

The garden seat plays a role in the story.

BarbaraBB This was one of the first books I read in English and I‘ll never forget it. That flower garden 💔 2mo
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The Sidmouth Letters | Jane Gardam
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Just wow. This book has sat on my shelf for years. I loved these 'jagged' short stories, every one was a gem. The title was last story was a pitch perfect Austen inspired piece.

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Fascinating group readalong with the #tandemcollective.
Topical storyline, two friends with secrets - highly recommended.

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Beautifully told Haenjo women divers' family story spanning generations. Set against backdrop WW2 and the Korean War.
Bookclub favourite.

LoverOfLearning What a BEAUTIFUL cover. wow 3mo
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On the Beach | Nevil Shute
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Lieutenant-Commander Peter Holmes of the Royal Australian Navy woke soon after dawn.
#FirstLineFriday
@ShyBookOwl

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The Greengage Summer | Rumer Godden
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Eloquently told, an exquisite coming of age tale. A mysterious stranger befriends a family of stranded children.
Highly recommended.

readingjedi Omg, that's a blast from the past! I loved this book! 4mo
batsy I love this book 💚 4mo
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They arrive in court separately.
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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The Sidmouth Letters | Jane Gardam
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Fanny Sloane rang Mabel Ince and Mabel Ince rang old Lady Benson to say that poor Dench was dead.
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Christmas Letters | Debbie Macomber
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More Christmas joy arrived. Thank you @Ash.on.the.line
#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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The Greengage Summer | Rumer Godden
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On and off, all that hot French August, we made ourselves ill from eating the greengages.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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1. All the Light We Cannot See 531 pages
2. Tend to avoid them
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚 4mo
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Advice from long ago

Texreader If I could run away from it I would!! 4mo
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More litsy happiness in my mailbox 📬
thanks @BookwormAHN
#litsylove

BookwormAHN Glad it finally made it 😺 4mo
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A Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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James McFadden died in March 1905 when he was forty-seven years old; he was riding in the Driffield Point-to-Point.
# firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Untitled | V.E. Schwab
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1. No I only listen to audiobooks on my phone.
2. my iPad
@TheSpineView
#TwoForTuesday

emmalouise1 Love my kindle it goes everywhere with me :) 4mo
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Some more #litsylove in the mailbox today
Thanks @Crazeedi

Crazeedi Glad it got there!❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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An Indecent Obsession | Colleen McCullough
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Tonight's movie was filmed entirely Lord Howe Island 🏝
I think the character of Luce was modelled on that famous Tasmanian Errol Flynn

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The Messenger | Markus Zusak
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The gunman, is useless.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Good Omens 24fl | Neil Gaiman
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wanderinglynn Thank you! And thanks for sharing! 🥳 4mo
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Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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‘In the mornings after breakfast I walk past a small marble plaque propped against the high wall flanking the road.‘
#firstlinefridays
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Caliban's Hour | Tad Williams
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Reading on the bus
#TGIF

Teresereading It‘s interesting, I am trying to recollect if I have studied, read or seen The Tempest performed? 5mo
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Couldn't resist this. P&P in 13 words. Gorgeous illustrations.
Wonder what War and Peace is like?

#PemberLittens

Smrloomis It‘s great! 😊 I love these versions so much! 5mo
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Yay it's here! Lovely surprise on NewYears Eve! #jolabokaflodswap
Thanks Alison ( I don't know your @handle) - so sorry to hear you were stuck in lockdown.
Can't wait for the unwrap - your notes are so cute.
Thanks for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon

Teresereading @LapReader found you. Many thanks. Happy New Year 5mo
LapReader Sorry the post office told me it would be there before now. I hope you like it all. Happy New Year xo 5mo
Teresereading It was a lovely surprise. I feel spoilt! 5mo
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Disquiet | Julia Leigh
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‘They stood before the great gateway, all around an empty and open countryside, ugly countryside, flat mud-ploughed field.‘

A Gothic tale of a prodigal daughter‘s homecoming to the family chateau.
#firstlineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Family have gone out to a movie, but I had to work late.

LapReader Score! 5mo
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The Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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1. The Christmas Tree by Jennifer Johnson
2. Leading a domestic tour of students to visit WW1 and WW2 sites of commemoration
#twofortuesday
@TheSpineView @Eggs

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and Happy New Year! 5mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Such lovely gifts 🎁
Thank you @CarolynM and thanks to @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for organising it. Looking forward to next year already.
#aussiesecretsanta

CarolynM 😘 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag No pressure 😋😅 (that mug looks amazing!) 5mo
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Once upon a time, Chloe Brown died.
#firstlinefridays
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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So lovely thank you @CarolynM
I haven't unwrapped all my treats yet but feeling spoilt. Going to stage my unwrapping!
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop @Jhullie @Freespirit @LapReader @Flingogal @CathyJ

thegirlwiththelibrarybag The pink on the book cover and the mint green of the pens contrast very prettily! Looking good! Merry Christmas! 5mo
CarolynM You're very welcome 😘 I hope you like the rest of the package too. Merry Christmas 🎄💕 5mo
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A Christmas Memory | Truman Capote
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It's so lovely to get cards from my #litsylove friends.
Thanks so much for your friendship.
Warmest if Christmas wishes to all the wonderful litsylovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tattooedteacher @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @AmyG @Kdgordon88 @Pogue @Librarybelle

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas 🎄 💚❤️ 5mo
Librarybelle Yay!! 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎄Merry Christmas!🎄 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. That now we have opened our borders, we can keep our community healthy
2. Unlikely, but there may be snow on the mountain. We just passed the longest day!

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤🎄💚📚❤ 5mo
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Lovely to get some Christmas cheer on what has been a sad time for our island state 😢
Thanks so much @Librarybelle @Pogue
#litsylove

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ I hope mine arrived! 😘 5mo
Teresereading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes it did on Friday thank you 5mo
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The Nutcracker | E.T.A. Hoffman
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All through the day of Christmas Eve Dr Stahlbaum‘s children had not been allowed into the dining room, much less into the drawing room opening out of it.
#firstlineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Nice!! I read this last December 5mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Thanks 🥳 5mo
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The Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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It was always a great day when the Christmas tree was brought into the house.
#firstlinefriday
@ShyBookOwl

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Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Finally finished, it was a bit of a marathon but so glad that I did. Beautiful, lyrical and such insight. It spans a single day, interspersed with her memories.

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Wolfe Island | Lucy Treloar
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Just wow. A dystopian fable for our times.
For me, there were echoes of Marilynne Robinson's Lila and Emma Hooper's Our Homesick Songs.

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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And gift 🎁 #2 wrapped and despatched
#aussiesecretsanta
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Wrapped and dispatched has such a good ring to it! 6mo
MrsMalaprop Pretty 😍 6mo
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛🎁❤️ 6mo
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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

CarolynM 👍 6mo
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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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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! 😊👍🏻 6mo
Teresereading Awesome! 6mo
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