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Brona Joy
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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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#6degrees January
#6degrees is a monthly meme hosted by Kate  @Books Are My Favourite and Best . Oftentimes I haven't read the starting book for this meme, but I can assure you that I only play the next 6 books with ones I have actually read.  If I've read the book during th...
#6degrees January
#6degrees January
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Musings of an Idle Reader
Yikes! Poems. I didn't know I would have to read poems to get through Don Quixote ! I'm not averse to poetry; in fact, I love many, appreciate even more and adore a special few. But I've always struggled when authors insert poems, odes and songs into their ...
Musings of an Idle Reader
Musings of an Idle Reader
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Another Year Over...
...and a new one just about to begin! So it's time I sat down to write my 2018 summary post. Today I'm in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, sweltering away thanks to a breathless 30℃ day. The promise of a storm is on the horizon and I'm counting down to a ...
Another Year Over...
Another Year Over...
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A Maigret Christmas by Georges Simenon
A Maigret Christmas contains three very different stories by Georges Simenon - A Maigret Christmas, Seven Small Crosses in a Notebook and The Restaurant near Place des Ternes  - yet they all share a similar sense of melancholy and loneliness. In Simenon's w...

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Merry Christmas
Wishing you all a peaceful, joyous holiday season, however or wherever you celebrate this time.  Thank you for all your visits, comments and fellowship throughout the year. It has not been an easy year for me & my time in blogger land has helped me get thro...
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
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Rusted Off by Gabrielle Chan
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up by Gabrielle Chan didn't quite live up to my expectations, or to her marvellous Introduction. In fact, the rest of the book was little more than an extended version of the fine points she made early on. I've spent...
Rusted Off by Gabrielle Chan
Rusted Off by Gabrielle Chan
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