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Tereses

Tereses

Joined January 2017

Love reading, history, family history, gardening, knitting etc. From Tasmania, a small island at the bottom of the world. Insta: teresereading
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Loving this - lots of quotes from Shirely Hazzard. Ebook from our state library.

CarolynM Such a clever idea for a series of books! I've got the one on Kate Jennings. 5d
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1. Commissario Brunetti - Donna Leon
2. Frankie and Grace
3. No
4. Roast Beef
5. Yes
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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We don‘t ‘do‘ Halloween in Oz, but last year l was in Canada and US. Loved all the decorations, so many pumpkins!!
#spooky50k
@MatchlessMarie

MatchlessMarie Oh dang I didn't think about that 😅🦇 5d
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Loved this. I hadn‘t heard of it before I read @annebogel .
Poignant and the reflection by author was wonderful as well.

LibrarianRyan AHHHHH.. My FAVORITE BOOK!. The movie is just as good. 1w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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'Time is a funny thing' Loved this explanation of something I heard before but can never explain it to anyone. Multiple attempts to capture it, hope you can make sense of it. Sally Field's memoir is well worth reading.

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Simply superb short stories
#opshopfinds

CarolynM I've never read Shirley Hazzard. Do you have a recommendation? 2mo
Tereses @CarolynM I would recommend Cliffs (short stories) and The Evening of the Holiday. Onl6 two 8 hav3 read so far but both superb 1w
Tereses ‘ only two I have read‘ ..... 1w
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On Identity | Stan Grant
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Thought provoking read.

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Innocent Blood | P.D. James
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Its been on the #TBRpile for a while. Its a great plot with multiple twists and a fascinating exploration of nature v nurture. Recommended +++

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The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
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Two recent reads thst used a word I hadn't encountered before 'eldritch'

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Did You See Melody? | Sophie Hannah
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Panpan

I'm a long time fan of Sophie Hannah, but this was disappointing. Just too convuluted and the motives of the lead characters weren't convincing /coherent.

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The Late Child: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Loved this, bitter sweet. The sisters' madcap road trip across the panhandle was a highlight. Las Vegas to New York and back to Oklahoma.

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Bones | Jonathan Kellerman
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Its been languishing tbe TBR/bookstash for close to a decade. Perfect long read.

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Risk | C.K. Stead
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Day 1 my favourite and neatest bookshelf!

#shelfie
#riotgrams @bookriot

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I have been waiting for Yangsze Choo's second novel for so long, it did not disappoint. Beautiful, lyrical story with ghost stories, tigers, dead twins, trains to the afterlife and Chinese dancehall girls. Set in 1930s Malaysia.

Yangsze Choo is one of the amazing historical fiction writers I discovered onan online historical fiction course . Where do you find new authors to follow?

#historicalfiction #plagueswitchesandwar #librariestasmania

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Mehso-so

This was a marathon read for me - the ebook bounced back to @taslibrary several times. Focussing predominantly on the reflections of the adopted Lea children, it was a difficult read in parts. The demise of the iconic @DarrellLea brand paralleled the fracturing of a family.

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Two recent reads. I loved the gentle beauty of Tallack's valley and its people, following the lives of five residents in a remote valley in the Shetlands.
Love Songs was more serious than other books in the Dr Siri series, with its reminder of the horror of the killing fields.
#islandlife #islanders

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Wednesday's Child | Peter Robinson
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1 Great writing, think Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Marilynne Robinson.
2 Holly Hobbie
3 Perfect by David Herbert
4 Gwen Harwood
5 @DaisyReadsBooks

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I loved Clay and the Dunbar brothers. Long awaited novel but do worth it. Several times I had tears running down my cheeks as I read

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The Gallipoli Letter | Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, Michael McKernan
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This has been on my #TBRpile for several years. I think that this is the ideal time to read it, on the eve of ANZAC Day observance.
'Men living in trenches with no movement except when they are digging, and with nothing to look at except a narrow strip of sky.
You would have wept ... two of our finest Light
Horse regiments were wiped out in ten minutes in an attempt to advance a few yards.'
#ANZAC #Gallipoli

CarolynM 💔 6mo
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The Drowning Man | Michael Robotham
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First Robotham that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Led me to a mini Google excursion to explore the Kingsway underpass.
#holidayreading #bookloversday #byronbay
#succulentenvy

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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My reading possie this morning
#easterhols #byronbay

CarolynM Beautiful 😍 6mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Loving this .... and these words are sublime

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Books sorted by colour in a Melbourne opshop. I think it browsing harder. What do others think?

CarolynM Absolutely! Alphabetically by author or at least separated into genres makes it so much easier! 6mo
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Baby | Annaleese Jochems
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My March reads My March reading catchup with a touch of alliteration!
The first three were my long weekend reads at lovely Orford.
Where i got them: 1 ARC, 1 Xmas gift, 1 library loan, 1@bookabuy, 1@littlelibrary, 2 that I purchased. Three writers from my visit to Adelaide Writers Festival #adlww

#bookloversday #bookishgirl #booksofig #bookstack #booksaboutbooks #NZwriters @betterreadingau @bookabuy

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The Cat Who Brought Down The House | Lilian Jackson Braun
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My girl Callie #catsoflitsy

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Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
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1. Too many - Cloud Street, Waterlily by Kate Llewellyn , The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.........
2. Sort of, straighten the doona and give it a shake
3. 24 C
4. Pickles and cheese sandwich
5. Hi to new Littens! Not sure how to tag!

@howjessreads #friYAYintro
Ps it‘s actually early Sunday morning here!

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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This was a first read from this writer for me. Loved it, great plot and intriguing characters. My first visit to New York was late last year which deepened my appreciation of the places and references to events from the era such as Tammany Hall, actress Marion Davies, and The Follies. Another interesting snippet for me was the allusion to a real life story fictionalised in The Paris Seamstress. Love how my reading life builds these crossovers.

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Everywhere I Look | Helen Garner
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Heading home now but have had an amazing time at the Adelaide Writers Week. This mornings session was with the authors of biographies of Helen Garner anf J M Coetzee interviewed by autbor of Patrick White's biography. Fantastic discussion #adlww

CarolynM That would have been good. Love David Marr - such an interesting man. 7mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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No seats left either stage #adlww #marcuszusak #fullhouse

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Baby | Annaleese Jochems
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Adelaide Writers Week cant wait to read these debut novels by amazing young writers - Baby and My Sister the Serial Killer. It's very hot here but the program is fantastic #adlww

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Cassandra Darke | Posy Simmonds
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Seems like 2019 may be the year of the graphic novel for me. It‘s not a genre that I‘ve previously read. It started with the beautiful Christmas present (left) from my lovely son which needs no explanation. Cassandra Darke was fantastic, loved her contrariness. And I loved that the cover brought to mind Ignatius from paperback cover of Confederacy of Dunces, a long ago read.
#bookishgirl #librarylove #cassandradarke #graphicnovels #bookloversday

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Two blue book cover designs but very very different. Enjoyed both! Going back to the start with Jack Taylor after reading Galway Silence (@netgalley) and a review copy of Monica courtesy @betterreadingau.

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Hollywood Station: A Novel | Joseph Wambaugh
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Lots of storylines, ranging from macabre to comic which Wambaugh deftly brings together for a big finish. Another title from my overloaded shelves and a first read from this author.

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How to Be Second Best | Jessica Dettmann
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Great summer read from Jessica Dettman. A book about by an editor about an editor who is trying to finish an edit for her favourite author amongst raising kids.

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The Greengage Summer | Rumer Godden
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I love greengages so this book has been on my TBR pile for a whole. This morning i woke to the dounf of rosellas (parrots) fighting /feasting on my greengages

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Claremont Flower Show

Erofan 😍🌺💕 9mo
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The Little Library | Kim Fielding
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A cute new little library here in Hobart

TiredLibrarian Love the colors! 💙💚💛🧡❤💜 9mo
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Mehso-so

First two reads of 2019. Reading selections from the #TBR pile. Mary Bennett yet another Austen ‘sequel‘. Interesting but I didn‘t like the way the best loved characters were portrayed, although most lived ‘Happily ever after‘ by the end.
Really enjoyed The Fall, kept me guessing.
#tbrpile #bookishgirl #alwaysreading #janeausten #instabooks #offtheshelf

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I received this as an ARC from Netgalley and Grove Atlantic. Ken Bruen wasn‘t an author I was familiar with, however when I settled in the rhythm and cadence of Bruen‘s sparse yet evocative writing, I was hooked. Jack Taylor leads the reader through the underbelly of Galway City in pursuit of a man known only as the Silence. It‘s an harsh and unforgiving place. Ken Bruen is a discovery and I can‘t understand why I have found him and Jack so late!

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The Golden Egg | Donna Leon
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My 92nd and penultimate read of 2018, working my way through the Guido Brunetti series, no 22 of 27. I‘ve never been to Venice but I love the way Donna Leon brings Venice to life; this time I learnt about the Cat Condominium at Santa Lorenzo and the Cat ladies. I so need to go to Venice,
Once again Brunetti appears to be ‘ free range‘ investigating a lonely, sad death that intrigues him.
#donnaleon #venice

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Sitting on the deck, reading and watching the last of the yachts sail up the Derwent. On my 91st read of the year; hoping to finish on 92. Life is good.
Another Austen/bookshop crossover, perhaps its a new genre?

#janeausten #reading on the deck #summerreading

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Quite a bookpile for my daughter and I. Books I ordered for my husband and son from Book Depository are ye5 to arrive..... #bookishchristmas

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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And reading this as an ebook from our fabulous state library. Reading it on the Libby app which is so much easier to use.

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My next read from the TBR pile (mountain). Uncovering a family history /mystery

BookishMarginalia What a cool cover! 10mo
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Currently sitting on 88 books read. Met author/s at Tamar Valley Literary Festival
#in2018 @RealLifeReading

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Summer Island | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable but not as good as I hoped from previous reads from K H. Interesting to learn about the San Juan islands off Seattle though.

MelissaSue81 I‘ve not read this one, but K.H.‘s earlier books can be a bit fluffy for my tastes. The name and the cover make me think this might be one of those. 10mo
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Me and Mr. Darcy: A Novel | Alexandra Potter
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I grabbed this off the TBR pile (read mountain) during a jet lag sleep deprived night. A quick read and enjoyable. I‘m a sucker for books based on Austen‘s novels and also those about bookshops. This was a fun read and having done the ‘Austen thing‘ in Bath in late 2016 It was a nice reminder of our whirlwind visit.
Fun fact - if you search a Mr Darcy on Goodreads you get 649 results!
#MrDarcy #P&P #jetlag

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1. Sort my trip photos
2. Getting home #jetlag
3. Gingerbread house/ men
4. A Spark Of Light Jodi Picoult
@talesandtea
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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#Rencher10k One of my bookshelves with some of my favourites under the watchful eye of my great grandfather
@Rachel.Rencher

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The worst Christmas ever | Connie Remlinger-Trounstine
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1 Deck the Halls
2 Morning
3 Ellen
4 Maui, if our plane ever boards....
#friyayintro

@howjessreads

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! Have fun in Maui! 11mo
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