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Brona Joy
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Books That Saved My Life by Michael McGirr
Books That Saved My Life: Reading For Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure  was a delightful book all about books by Australian essayist Michael McGirr. It was a lovely mix of classics, international and Australian stories and poems. McGirr showed us with each and e...

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The Ways Are Green by William Henley
In my recent post about Ethel Turner's In the Mist of the Mountains , her epigraph, dedicated to her husband, was the final two lines from a William Henley poem. It was a poem (and a poet) I didn't know, but after reading the poem in full, I can see why Tur...
The Ways Are Green by William Henley
The Ways Are Green by William Henley
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Flames by Robbie Arnott
It's a long weekend in Australia, and for the first time in over a year, we've enjoyed a lazy, nothing-to-do-but-flop-around kind of weekend. It has been blissful. Even with the ghastly high temps and even higher humidity, or maybe because of, it has been t...
Flames by Robbie Arnott
Flames by Robbie Arnott
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Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. I started reading it in 2016. I thoroughly enjoyed the early part - Matteson wrote a very thorough and in-depth look at Louisa's child...
Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson
Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson
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The Story of a Baby by Ethel Turner
The Story of a Baby by Ethel Turner was a rather sad, and unexpected excursion into young love, an early marriage and societal expectations about gender roles. Turner also took a rather nostalgic look into the changing face of Sydney and it's outer suburbs ...
The Story of a Baby by Ethel Turner
The Story of a Baby by Ethel Turner
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Don Quixote - Marcela
I love this chick! A lot. Marcela rocked the #metoo movement 500 years before the first hashtag even existed! After reading chapter XIV and Marcela's marvellous take down, I'm sure there are reams of essays and opinions about feminism and Cervantes out ther...
Don Quixote - Marcela
Don Quixote - Marcela
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Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
I suspect I'm going to be the lone dissenting voice when it comes to Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. This is a debut Australian novel garnering a HUGE amount of attention and rave reviews. In the lead up to our Christmas rush at work last year, this ...

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In the Mist of the Mountains by Ethel Turner
Thanks to Bill @The Australian Legend's Australian Women Writer's Gen II Week  I have read my very first ebook from start to finish. As with almost everything in my life at the last moment, I left it to the minute to prepare for Bill's Gen II week, even tho...

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Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
It's hard to sum up what an extraordinary read Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales really was. I started off a little sceptical, doubtful that Sales would find the right tone to keep me interested, but I was wrong. Very wrong.  I thought I knew what the book wo...
Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The End! How on earth do I sum up in mere words such a magnificent, majestic, momentous story?! Les Miserables is a story full of pathos, compassion, extravagance and just a few flaws. Fortunately these flaws of logic and historical truth don't get in the w...
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
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