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Rissreads

Joined July 2017

🇦🇺. Lover of books, magpies, elephants, yellow, rainy days, the beach, crazy socks, pineapple, and disco music! I collect teaspoons. Hufflepuff.
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I obviously love Greek mythology because I loved this tale of the goddess Circe. I liked this book almost as much as Song of Achilles. So that's 2 out of 2 for Madeline Miller. I can't wait to see what she writes next.

vumblereads I‘ve read Circe a while back and it‘s still one of my favorites! Seeing this picture made me want to reread it again! 3d
CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 😺 3d
Rissreads @CoffeeNBooks This is Crookshanks and she is a good mate. 😊 3d
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Reggie I loved this book so much. 3d
UwannaPublishme 😻😻😻 3d
Rissreads @reggie Have you read The Song of Achilles? That book ripped my heart out! I like your new profile picture. 3d
Reggie @Rissreads thank you! Yes I have and I loved that one but for some reason and I feel like I‘m betraying my people, lol, but Circe is my favorite out of the two. I can‘t wait until she writes a new one and I would totally be over the moon if it was about Persephone, Hades, and Dameter. 1d
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Out of the Forest | Gregory Smith
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This book reduced me to tears many times. It is fascinating, heartbreaking and inspiring.
This man is a 'Forgotten Australian' who because of trauma and anguish exiles himself from society. The world is full of forgotten, invisible, misunderstood, lonely people who we judge because of their appearance or circumstances.
This is one of my favourite books of the year and I know I will think about it for a long time.
#Oznonfiction #LitsyAtoZ 'S'

MrsMalaprop Wow! What an amazing review. Stacked. 2w
Cinfhen Stacked! 2w
Nute A very thoughtful review! Thanks for sharing.💕 3d
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#Oznonfiction
This was very interesting. I am fascinated about why we do the things we do.
Although I would recommend actually reading this instead of listening to it as the narrator's voices are too deadpan.

MrsMalaprop Have lent it to my sister & she‘s reading it now. 3d
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Bailedbailed

Ok this book wasn't bad but I've already invested over 7 hrs and not much has happened. Jonathan Strange hasn't even been introduced to the story yet! I'm not prepared to give it another 24hrs! Maybe another time, there are too many more stories out there waiting for me to discover.

TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, I did NOT get this book! I kept almost giving up on it, but then thinking that surely, SURELY something interesting would happen! But the ending left me feeling very dissatisfied and not particularly inclined to ever find something by this author again. Bailing is definitely the course of wisdom if you aren't particularly enjoying it at this point haha 1mo
Rissreads @TheAromaofBooks You have made me feel much better about my decision! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks It's one of the few books I actually regretted finishing when I was done haha I had heard so many reviews raving about it, but it just wasn't for me. I read it a while back, so your post inspired me to reread my review on my blog, wherein I basically said this book could have been cut by 50% and lost none of the story so. Hopefully your next read will be more enjoyable!! 1mo
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shejustlovesbooks I agree! I bailed too! 3w
CarolynM Hi Nerissa, haven't seen you around for a bit. Hope all is well. I've just posted about giving away some books as I reorganise my library. If there's anything you want I'd be happy to post to you🙂 2w
Rissreads @CarolynM Yes I have not been on Litsy much at the moment. I'm actually struggling to even read alot at the moment. I'm not sure why! Too tired at the end of the day! 2w
Rissreads @CarolynM I will check the books out and let you know. That is very generous of you 😊 2w
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This book is why I read, I did not want to put it down! It was just beautiful and so devastating. Life is messy, families are messy. I cried my eyes out, snot flying everywhere! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the recommendation. 💚

nu-bibliophile I ❤ this book! 1mo
JennyM Love your review! Gorgeous book 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I love your review!! It‘s hard to find books that compare to books as awesome as this one!!! Have you read ? ✨ 1mo
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Rissreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will check it out. X 1mo
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This book looks at the way we see ourselves and the way others see us. Also how our interpretations of events can differ from others, and how memories can change over time. Deborah Levy's writting is exquisite. The story unfolds in 2 parts about the narrator but nothing is as it seems. If you like books with clear beginnings and endings then this is NOT the book for you. It's a puzzle with no clear answers but one that is a joy to be a part of.

DrawingSustenance Looking at pictures of myself feels weird, because I look totally different than how I feel about myself. You can take the picture, but that person in the picture ain't me. #ItIsHalloweenMonth #spooky 👻😱 1mo
Lindy I‘m really looking forward to this. ❤️Deborah Levy. 1mo
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Fantastic first page of my next read.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm excited about this one!

CarolynM Such a beautiful book❤️💔 1mo
JennyM Enjoy....I hope you love it as much as I did 😘 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh yay!!! I‘m so happy you are reading this one 💚 Have tissues ready!!! 1mo
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris (Screenwriter)
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Mehso-so

Latest bookclub pick.
I'm in the minority on this one. It was only ok. The writing style let it down, it didn't create the emotional depth it needed for you to feel invested in the characters. Plus apparently the story isn't as factual as it claims to be.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree.. it was just ok for me too... 1mo
BookNAround I didn‘t love this one either. It was too superficial, imo. 1mo
Beatlefan129 I agree. I believe it was written as a screenplay originally, so maybe that‘s why it felt a little too removed in a way 1mo
Jeg That‘s how I felt too. The best part for me was at the end. A bit written by the son I think. And I see she has another out. I won‘t be reading it! 1mo
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Latest read.
🧡💛 I'm loving it so far. 💙💚

BookwormM Great read it really should have made the Booker shortlist 1mo
MrsMalaprop Ooh, I like Deborah Levy. Heard this one talked about on The Book Show last week. Enjoy that stunning beach 😍. (edited) 1mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop What book show?!?!?! Yes I love the way she writes. I definitely need to read more from her. 1mo
CarolynM Looking forward to this one🙂 1mo
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The Old Lie | Claire G. Coleman
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MrsMalaprop Agree, it‘s very beautiful. Can‘t wait to read it 🤗📚. 2mo
Crazeedi Hi Rissa! A letter finally on it's way to you my friend!❤ 2mo
Rissreads @Crazeedi thank you. I will am soooooo behind with my letters and cards! 2mo
Crazeedi @Rissreads me too!! 1mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow - never seen this cover before and I love it 2mo
8little_paws oh this cover is EXCELLENT! 2mo
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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Cathythoughts Love the white tights 👍🏻 2mo
Rissreads @Cathythoughts me too! 💜 2mo
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The Aunt's Story | Patrick White
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Jas16 Oh! Such a great cover! 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 2mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Rissreads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego would you like to join in? 7 favourite covers in 7 days, no explanations. 2mo
JaclynW The title is interesting too! 2mo
Cathythoughts That is a great cover ... & I want to read it too 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I'm so glad I chose to revisit this book and re read it. I enjoyed it when I read it for school but I loved it this time around. I think being older allowed for me to truly appreciate the authors skill in conveying the devestation and raw emotions of the characters. It is a credit to an author who can make you feel so invested in a story even though you don't really like most of the characters.

erzascarletbookgasm I need to revisit this too 🙂 2mo
Severnmeadows Beautiful edition! 2mo
Rissreads @Severnmeadows Yes the pictures are beautiful. It really helped create the atmosphere. 2mo
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#LitsyAtoZ letter 'K'
The first half of this book was ok and then it became dull and unbelievable. I liked the stories from the past better than the main plot.

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The Book of Etta | Meg Elison
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These are the 2nd and 3rd books in 'The road to nowhere' series. I liked them but not as much as the 1st book, 'The book of the unnamed midwife'.
They brought up a lot of different ideas about gender in a world surviving and evolving after being wiped out by a deadly plague. The story and characters needed work they felt under developed.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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This book was devastating and it made me have an ugly cry more than once! It is the story of friendship and heartache of two strong women who live in Afganistan. I was surprised that it was written by a man.
This is a book that will stay with me and is one of my favourites for this year.
Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the recommendation.

MrsMalaprop It‘s a beauty alright 😭❤️. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! It‘s still with me to this day 💔💔 3mo
TrishB A brilliant read. 3mo
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This book is described as a feminist dystopian novel.
I loved it!
Some kind of illness wipes out society, of the survivors there is 1 woman to every 10 men. Because of this it becomes a very dangerous place for women and they are often taken as sex slaves. This book covers very dark themes.
It is the first book of three and I will definitely read the others.

MrsMalaprop Oh my Nerissa, how can I resist a feminist dystopian novel? Stacked! 3mo
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The Sea | John Banville
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I usually love Man Booker prize winners, but this one was a bit boring.

MrsMalaprop I‘ve had this on my #TBR shelf for years. You haven‘t exactly inspired me to get to it 😆😊. 3mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop The writing is beautiful but I found the story predictable. Something just didn't work for me. 3mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Well now I know why this book has so much love on Litsy. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. I had forgotten how much I enjoy historical fiction.
It was very interesting to hear how women helped shape world war II, we tend to forget the important role they played and how brave they were.
#LitsyAtoZ letter 'N'

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Flesh and Blood | Michael Cunningham
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This book was a pick but I only liked it, I didn't love it. Although a lot of the writing is beautiful.
Yes it's a story of a dysfunctional family but I felt like the author had a check list of every possible bad thing that could happen and checked them off one by one. Because of this it didnt ring true.

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This was a quick, fun holiday read.

You can't pick your family.
As the saying goes 'Blood is thicker than water.' 🔪🔪🔪

#LitsyAtoZ letter M

JennyM I‘m just starting this now...so far so good 😊 4mo
Rissreads @JennyM I finished it in one night. That's the beauty of being on holidays 💚 4mo
JennyM @Rissreads we are back to school today - holidays already seem a long time ago 😩 Enjoy yours and give your 🐶 a cuddle from me. Gorgeous ❤️ 4mo
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Ok I really liked the story in general but I hated the writing style. I felt like Bradbury just threw a whole lot of book quotes in there to be clever, which I found just confused me. This book only took him 9 days to write and I feel like that shows, it feels under developed. I actually enjoyed the authors foreword and afterword more than the book itself.
#LitsyAtoZ letter R.

Kaylamburson I have been trying to listen to this on audio and I'm really struggling to get into it. 4mo
Crazeedi What a darling kitty!!😻😻 4mo
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Candelo | Georgia Blain
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Well Georgia Blain has struck again. An absorbing story with rich characters and beautifully written.
I picked this book up at a secondhand bookshop for @MrsMalaprop and I thought I should read it before I passed it on. Well I'm so glad I did! I read this book in 2 sittings.
The theme of this book is that well meaning parents can neglect their children in many ways and sometimes the effects can be devastating.
#Ozfiction

MrsMalaprop OMG, can‘t wait now 🤗. 🙏 4mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop we will just have to meet up very soon! 4mo
LeeRHarry Such a great writer, sad loss. 4mo
CarolynM I have a copy of this, I need to put it somewhere I can see it so I pick it up next time I'm ready for a new book🙂 4mo
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Engleby | Sebastian Faulks
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Mehso-so

This book just didn't live up to all the hype and I found it disappointing.
But the good news is I can now move on to a new book!
#LitsyAtoZ letter E

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This is one of my all time favourite books and I'm loving it just as much second time round. I thought I would cement it in my memory before I see the movie which is out in September. 💜
#LitsyAtoZ letter T

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💙 A beautiful story about a man and his cat. My two cats and dog bring me so much love and joy, I couldn‘t imagine my life without them. 💙

#buddyread
@CoffeeNBooks

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The Lucky Galah | Tracy Sorensen
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#Ozfiction
Wow, I loved this book. It is narrated by a galah named Lucky who lives in a country town in WA leading up to the moon landing in the 60‘s. I loved the Aussie slang and references including Emu bitter, Jatz crackers, lamingtons, EH holdens and wooden salad bowls with matching servers. Everything about this story and it‘s characters were just so Australian - quirky, flawed but loveable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jeg Sounds like something I‘d like to read. I‘ll keep a look out for it. 5mo
Rissreads @Jeg I really hope this book gets a following it was lovely. 💜 5mo
MrsMalaprop More great #ozfiction 🇦🇺👏. 5mo
Jeg @Rissreads the good library has it but have not shelved it yet. I‘m first on list. Looking forward to reading it. 5mo
Rissreads @Jeg Your lucky, it will still have that brand new book smell! 💙 5mo
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@laurenslibrary #thursdaysurvey
1. Lost connections by Johann Hari
2. The nowhere child by Christian White
3. Engleby by Sebastian Faulk
4. LitsyAtoZ I‘m doing well I‘ve read 12 so far, almost half way.
5. @MrsMalaprop @Jeg
Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi 😊

MrsMalaprop Sorry but it‘s Saturday already & I can‘t do it. Looked through my read books & cant choose one fave 🙁. Thanks for the tag though. 😙 5mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop all good! 😊 5mo
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An important book that should be read by every Australian. It‘s sad to think that an indigenous man who was born in Australia doesn‘t feel like he belongs. So many injustices, Australia and Australians need to do better to be better.
💛❤️🖤
#LitsyAtoZ letter 'G'

Freespirit I need to read this. I enjoy listening to Stan speak. I agree there are so many ways we can make things better! 5mo
LeeRHarry Great read 😊 5mo
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Engleby | Sebastian Faulks
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@Kalalalatja
It‘s arrived! How exciting! I can‘t thank you enough for this book.
I‘m so excited to read this one!
💛🧡💙💚❤️💜

Kalalalatja Yay, I‘m glad it arrived relatively quick 😄 enjoy! 6mo
Rissreads Hopefully my book to you will arrive soon 🤞 6mo
Cathythoughts One of my fave books 6mo
Kalalalatja I‘ll be sure to let you know when I get it 👍 6mo
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The Drowner | Robert Drewe
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#ozfiction
I picked this secondhand book up for $3 yesterday. It is set in Western Australia. When I looked it up on Litsy it has no reviews yet but it was published in 1996. I love the cover art and it does sound interesting.
Has anyone read this or have it in their tbr pile?
@MrsMalaprop @Jeg @JennyM @CarolynM

MrsMalaprop Not familiar with this one, although have read a lot of his other work 👍. 6mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop any standouts/favourites? 6mo
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JennyM I‘ve not read either. A good find though. Hope you enjoy 😊 6mo
CarolynM I've never read any Robert Drewe, I'm afraid. 6mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I have heard of those but not read them. 6mo
Jeg I‘m fairly sure I‘ve read it but I can‘t remember what it was about. I do know all I‘ve read of his I have liked. 6mo
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‘Upstairs, gaining strength by the second, lay Quinn‘s inheritance, left to the father from the son: an old woman suddenly missing home.‘
This is the story of a boy, a son and his relationship with his father and his friendship with an elderly lady of 104.
This book made my heart sing! The ending was just perfect! The characters felt so real and they made me cry, smile and cry some more.
#LitsyAtoZ letter O
#buddyread @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I fell behind!!! I‘ve got it next to read... 💗💗💗💗 6mo
UwannaPublishme 😻😻😻 6mo
Rissreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks all good! I hope you enjoy it as much as me. 6mo
Jeg What a beautiful cat.😻😻😻 6mo
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Into the Fire | Sonia Orchard
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@MrsMalaprop @Jeg I went into ‘Rabble books‘ for one and walked out with two! 😆

Jeg Wonderful. We go to the chiropractor down that way once a month. I always come out with a book!! Have you tried the Vinnys next door. Last time I got some good books there. 6mo
MrsMalaprop 🙌😂📚 6mo
Rissreads @Jeg I usually do but ran out of time! 6mo
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CarolynM Enjoy! 6mo
Rissreads @CarolynM @JennyM Your reviews made me do it! 😉 6mo
JennyM @Rissreads I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. Enjoy 😘 6mo
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Love this 💙

Kaila-ann So true ❤️ 6mo
KristenDuck This is so cute! 6mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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#summersantagoespostal
@nelehelen
1. Chips/crisps
2. Earings
3. Sherlock (British)
4. Classic 80‘s films - way too many
5. Yellow
6. Sparkling flavoured water/ chai tea
7. Roller skating EVERYWHERE in Hong Kong listening to Blondie on my Sony Walkman
8. @Crazeedi @LaraReads @Andrew65

nelehelen Roller skating all over Hong Kong?! Sounds like a dream or a movie! 😍 thanks for joining and playing!! 6mo
Crazeedi ❤❤ for tag!! 6mo
Andrew65 Thanks for tag. 😍 6mo
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Rissreads @nelehelen it was the 80‘s and I was 11yrs old! And when I said everywhere I meant to school, the shops, the park, to brownies, to my mates etc 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m behind in our readalong... it‘s been a rough weekend. I‘m sorry 😪 6mo
Rissreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so am I! So all good! 👍 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rissreads 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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1. If it makes me feel something and I‘m still thinking about it days, weeks and months later.
2. Teaspoons
3. Nope, I hate cooking.
4. Not really, poetry hasn‘t really been my thing but I think it is something I should maybe explore more.
5. @MrsMalaprop @Jeg

Crazeedi Love your answer to number 1 👍😍 6mo
Eggs Agreed #1👍🏼👏🏻🤗 6mo
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The Choke | Sofie Laguna
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#Ozfiction #LitsyAtoZ letter 'L'
I loved this book. I listened to the first third and read the rest. I was so invested in it that I couldn‘t go to sleep last night until I finished it. Laguna does an amazing job at narrating as a 9 to 14 yr old. This book is devastating and yes I had an ugly cry. I will definitely read her other book ‘The eye of the sheep‘.

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 sounds interesting. 6mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Eye of the Sheep is wonderful 6mo
Rissreads @TrishB what‘s really distressing about this book is lots of children live in these kinds of worlds where the adults are not really the adults and they have to fend for themselves 😩 6mo
TrishB I know, that‘s awful 😔 6mo
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South of Forgiveness | Thordis Elva, Tom Strange
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Mahatma Gandhi once said that the weak could never forgive. That forgiveness was an attribute of the strong. (pg 301)
This quote sums up the overall theme of this book written by both the rapist and the victim. It is a raw and powerful story which I found very moving and so relevant and so remarkable. Thanks for the recommendation @MrsMalaprop I know this book is going to sit with me for quite a while.

Kalalalatja Such a powerful book! 6mo
MrsMalaprop 👏 I messaged her in appreciation on Insta and she responded. #fangirl 😍 6mo
Crazeedi Did you see my post to you? I got your lovely package and posted on my feed! @Rissreads 6mo
Rissreads @Crazeedi no I didn‘t I will look now. 👍 6mo
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The Well: Popular Penguins | Elizabeth Jolley
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#Ozfiction #LitsyAtoZ letter 'J'
‘What have you brought me, Hester? What have you brought me from the shop?‘
‘I‘ve brought Katherine, Father,‘ Miss Harper said. ‘I‘ve brought Katherine, but she‘s for me.‘
This book is a creepy physiological drama. It‘s about an obsessive unconventional relationship between 2 women. The story is quite ambiguous in parts and requires you to decide what‘s real and what‘s insanity.

MrsMalaprop Love Elizabeth Jolley. I was lucky to have her as a lecturer at uni 🙏❤️. 6mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop Ooooooo, lucky you! Have you read any of her books? (edited) 6mo
Crazeedi From me to you ❤ and ((hugs)) 6mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks for hosting and the encouragement.
Not a bad effort, I‘m happy with it seeing as I had an action packed weekend.

TheReadingMermaid An action-packed weekend and you still got that time??? You are my hero girl! 🦸🦹 7mo
Andrew65 Fantastic time, especially with other things you had going on. 👏👏👏🙌 7mo
MrsMalaprop Woot! Woot! That‘s impressive 👏. 7mo
Nessavamusic Great job!! 7mo
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Wow, wow, wow! This book was so f*•king awesome. My favourite of the year. It‘s a book about depression and anxiety that everyone should read as these conditions touch us all either personally or through someone you know. It is very well written and researched. This book has changed my life and I will re read it every year. This book has made me look at the way I live my life and has filled me with knowledge and hope. Sooooooooo good! 😊

Jeg I must read this. My brother recently was hospitalised for his depression and anxiety. This book was recommended and I got it for him. I‘m looking forward to reading, even more so since reading your review. Thanks. 😊😊 6mo
Jeg Have you read Happy Never After? Fabulous. 6mo
Rissreads @Jeg No I haven‘t I will maybe try to get it on Audible 6mo
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#24B4Monday #PopJarGame

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

So far I have read for 9hrs and 35 minutes and finished reading 2 books.
The tbr ‘jar‘ has spoken and the next book I will start tomorrow is..........
The Well by Elizabeth Jolley #Ozfiction
#LitsyAtoZ book letter ‘J‘
What fun! 😆

TheSpineView That is awesome! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid ❤️❤️❤️ your "jar" ? 7mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant. Well done. 🙌👏😁 7mo
mally_n Great effort!! 7mo
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A travelling memoir.
What a fantastic philosophy ‘Turn a mishap into an adventure!‘ This was the kind of book that you can read a bit here and read a bit there. Each chapter starts with a postcard that the author has written and mailed to herself describing events or emotions of her travels in Europe. How I wish I could just take a year off and travel like she does.

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#LitzyAtoZ letter ‘V‘
Nope, this book just didn‘t do it for me. What a let down. I did like some characters and their stories but not others. This is the second Pulitzer Prize book I‘ve read this year and they have both left me scratching my head. What am I missing?
I have 2 more on my tbr shelf but I am a bit reluctant to pick them up. It‘s strange as I find I generally love the books that win the Man Booker prize.

Lindy I love this book so much that I have read it twice and will surely read it again. It hits lots of notes for me: MPV; memorable characters; novel told via interconnected stories; time & music are themes; stylistic elegance. 7mo
Trashcanman I don't want to... I don't want to go. 7mo
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Flames | Robbie Arnott
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#ozfiction #LitsyAtoZ 'A' #buddyread @Abailliekaras

This book was mad but so refreshing and wonderful. Once I accepted the magic realism, I was hooked! It‘s beautifully written and has made me yearn to revisit Tasmania. It explores family, grief, nature and spirituality. Each chapter is from the perspective of a different character, which works. Some parts of the book are extremely difficult to stomach (animals deaths) but others made me laugh.

AntoinetteBuchanan I hope to start it tomorrow. I‘m very much looking forward to it 7mo
Rissreads @AntoinetteBuchanan It will be interesting to see what you think. I can see how some people would not like or connect to the book. 7mo
Freespirit This sounds great. Stacked😊 7mo
Abailliekaras Great review! I agree - mad but in a beautiful way - and there‘s lovely humour in it. Glad you liked it! 7mo
Lindy I‘m looking forward to this one. It will be released in Canada in July. 7mo
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#Litsylove
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for the birthday wishes and cards! @nelehelen @JoyBlue @Soubhiville @Crazeedi @LokiDokey @litenthusiast @CoffeeNBooks @tracey38 @Slajaunie
Especially the book @LaraReads and bookmarks @Bklover @UwannaPublishme @BookwormAHN
I am writing back as fast as life allows!
❤️💙💜🧡💚💛
@TheBookHippie
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 7mo
Rissreads @JennyM it was last month but I keep getting things in the mail! 😊 7mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 7mo
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JennyM @Rissreads 😂 oh that‘s so lovely. Enjoy the prolonged birthday 😘 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊💞 7mo
Soubhiville I love that book! I laughed so hard I actually had tears running down my face. Enjoy! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville I‘m stacking it then!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 sounds like the story of my life!! (edited) 7mo
Crazeedi I'm so glad the card made it!! 👍😍💞 7mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re having a great birthday month! 😘💕💕🎉🎉🎂🎈🎁🎁 7mo
nelehelen Another letter should be en route to you from me!! 7mo
LaraReads @Rissreads Yay yay yay! I‘m glad it FINALLY made its way across the big pond! 🌊🤣 Enjoy! 💕 7mo
Rissreads @LaraReads it was very kind of you x 7mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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What if the world were run by women? Another book that totally enthralled me from start to finish. I loved the play on power and gender. It shines a light on so many issues that are relevant today. Powerful, smart, brutal and shocking! I finished this book a few days ago and I am still thinking about it. Always a good thing!

Cinfhen I really liked this one! 7mo
Caroline2 I loved this one too!! 👍🏻 7mo
Jeg I loved this one too. When I play with my grandson now my women figures have the power in their hands. No guns !! 7mo
Rissreads @Jeg Love it! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 7mo
Jeg @Rissreads don‘t know how to do it but these are the ones of yours I relate to , 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19. 😊😊😊😊 7mo
Rissreads @jeg That‘s ok! I think it was @mrsmalaprop who told me about the app PicCollage. I then just played around with it! I got there eventually!!! (edited) 7mo
MrsMalaprop Oh that‘s right, you two are my Rod Stewart fan friends 😂👍 @Rissreads @Jeg 7mo
Fridameetslucy I worry too. A lot some times 7mo
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