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The Thorn Birds
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Now, 25 years after it first took the world by storm, Colleen McCullough's sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback returns to enthrall a new generation. As powerful, moving, and unforgettable as when it originally appeared, it remains a monumental literary achievementa landmark novel to be read . . . and read again!
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Bookwormjillk
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Here are some of my favorite orange covers.
#fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 4mo
SilversReviews Love the orange!! LOVED The Thornbirds. (edited) 4mo
Bookwormjillk @SilversReviews me too! So good! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Probably not what you‘d describe as #ALittlePriest but Ralph De Bricassart was definitely a priest in Colleen McCullough‘s epic novel.

#SeptemberSins @jenniferw88

marleed Ahh, be still my 80‘s heart~~~ 4mo
TheEllieMo @marleed I can‘t think why this one came to mind.... 4mo
jillrhudy Ye gods, was she ever gorgeous. She doesn‘t look dated at all. One could go out and slay with this exact look right now. Those reddish curls. 4mo
TheEllieMo @jillrhudy all my life, I‘ve wanted hair like that. I‘ve sort of got the colour, but not the curls! 4mo
jillrhudy @TheEllieMo I've got the curls but not the color--and her curls aren't as outta control as mine; hers are more like windswept waves. Sigh. . . 4mo
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Raquelfaye
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Loved it. If anyone has recommendations for books similar to it, let me know! Apparently it was my great-grandma‘s favorite book. I can see why.

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Oryx
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A perfect afternoon for reading in the black forest. We've had lots of sunshine and outdoors the last few days, so it's quite nice to read and listen to the rain today.

britt_brooke Looks so peaceful. 💚 5mo
eraderneely Lots of sunshine and outdoors followed by a day of reading and listening to the rain sounds absolutely perfect. 5mo
AlaMich That‘s gorgeous! 5mo
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Oryx
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The traditional pre holiday airport pret flat white and berry muffin. Off to Germany for a family meet up - so excited to see my sister and niece, I've not seen in them more than a year because they live on the other side of the world.

TrishB Sounds fab, enjoy 💕 6mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy your trip! That‘s so true, some airport foods are like traditions now 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
Emilymdxn What a great trip! I love pre travel rituals. My boyfriend always wants to get a pint even if it‘s 5am... 6mo
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Crazeedi So awesome to see your sister and niece!! Safe travels and have a great time!! 6mo
rabbitprincess ♥️ Pret! Have a good trip 😊 6mo
Oryx @Emilymdxn yeah it's part of the experience for sure. But I'll definitely stick to the coffee at 5am! 😄 6mo
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Oryx
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On my last commute for a while - just finished my job (of 7 years)... Starting a new job in September - so I have a lovely break in between. Think of all the reading I'll get done! 😄

MicheleinPhilly Nice! Congrats! 6mo
Jas16 That is really exciting 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Nice! Congrats! 6mo
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Oryx @MicheleinPhilly @jas16 Thanks! Exciting and a bit scary, but I'm looking forward to trying something new. It's hard to leave the comfort zone sometimes, so I feel good about the decision. And even better about the holiday time in between! 6mo
Ms_T Exciting! Enjoy the break and good luck with the new job! 6mo
rabbitprincess Congrats and best of luck with the new job! 😊 6mo
TrishB Only just seen! Congrats 👍🏻 5mo
Oryx @TrishB thank you♥️ 5mo
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Skeebies05
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I had to go back to find a good juicy romantic epic. Any other suggestions for me? ( not Outlander I‘ve already given that one a go) Thanks!

marleed Ohh, it looks like you don‘t necessarily need a currently written book. There‘s the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy. 6mo
Skeebies05 @marleed I LOVE old books! They have a level of drama I miss from contemporary books sometimes. 6mo
marleed Oh then you might want to check these out. It‘s been a minute since I‘ve read them but I loved them at the time. 6mo
marleed I just checked and book 1 has a 91% litsy rating which I think is excellent for a book published in the 1920s. ...BTW, if I could only take 10 books to a deserted island, thornbirds is going with me! 6mo
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Oryx
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Sun's out, books out #dogsoflitsy

AmyG Awwwwwww ❤️ 6mo
zezeki Adorable! ❤❤ 6mo
Texreader That‘s so cute!! 6mo
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DebinHawaii
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#WanderingJune 🇦🇺
I was going to show my plethora of cookbooks from chefs from #DownUnder 😋🥄(I have multiple cookbooks from Jill Dupleix, Kylie Kwong, Curtis Stone, Bill Granger & Donna Hay) but because there are so many, instead I went with a handful of fiction titles that are set in Australia. Of course The Thorn Birds is the grande dame of my shelves ever since I read my mom's copy one high school summer before the miniseries came out. 💛

CarolynM Nice cook book selection🙂 7mo
Hooked_on_books You could just post a picture of Curtis Stone and that‘d be ok by me. 😉😂 7mo
Cinfhen Ha @Hooked_on_books 😍I reread the Thornbirds last year and it was just as good as the first time reading it!!!maybe even better. It felt a little dated at times but it was such a richly created saga. So good 7mo
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TheSpineView
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#JazzyJune @Eggs
#FlashbackFun

Not to date myself here but.... I started reading adult books in 1970s. So I looked up the top sellers from that era and picked a few of my favorites. It does bring back memories.

Freespirit The Thorn Birds was great👍🏼 7mo
TheSpineView @Freespirit Totally! 😊 7mo
Crazeedi Read all but the Tolkien one back then 7mo
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TheEllieMo I loved the Thorn Birds. Watched the TV series too, back in the day. 7mo
TheSpineView @Crazeedi It was back in the day!!! 😂 7mo
TheSpineView @TheEllieMo I remember watching the series too. The book was better! 7mo
marleed Thornbirds was my 80s - favorite book of the decade! And I recently found it in hardback! 7mo
Crazeedi @TheSpineView way back in the day, doesn't seem possible 7mo
TheSpineView @Crazeedi Yeah... I keep telling myself that! 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
TheSpineView @marleed That's a find! 7mo
Eggs Ah yes!! 70s books!! Read all but the Winds of War 7mo
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marleed
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Searching in the wild for hardbacks I once read and loved is a fun hobby. This book was my 1980s decade favorite. Of course I had to throw down $2.49 for this beauty!

Chelleo $2.49 well spent! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
Ncostell Welcome to Litsy! I loved The Thorn Birds too. 9mo
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marleed Thank you. This is going to be fun! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 9mo
Jovy Welcome! 🎉 9mo
CactiCake Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 9mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 9mo
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MrBook
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Part 8/10 of today‘s home-library tour! ☺️

Do you own, or have you read, any of these?

#MrBooksBooks

Leftcoastzen Own and read Delillo 9mo
Maude I have read, The Thorn Birds, it was a long time ago but it was one of my favourites back in the day :) 9mo
Bookwormjillk I‘ve been thinking about a Thorn Birds re-read lately 9mo
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TheSpineView No on these. Would like to read The Thorn Birds 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I own a cactus😊 I feel uncomfortable with “own”. I caretake a cactus? I‘m a cactus parent? I‘m a succulent guardian? I tried. (edited) 9mo
SW-T Yep, Thornbirds. 9mo
CBee @JanuarieTimewalker13 succulent guardian 😂😂😂 9mo
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Landslide
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish these birds would wait until after 5 to start singing and searching at my house every morning!!! 🤯🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
vkois88 This one is sitting on my shelf, I need to get to it! 10mo
Landslide @vkois88 Me too... 10mo
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Erofan
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1. Late spring-early summer ("White nights" in St. Petersburg - the time when the evening twilight merges with the morning, and the night darkness doesn't come) ?
2. I love roses, violets, tulips, peonies, daisies, gladiolus,... ????
3. I associate spring with "The Thorn Birds". I ❤ the book and the mini-series with R. Chamberlain
4. No allergies! I'm lucky) ?
5. Sending ? to all
#frideas ? @SailorMoon ? @Eggs ?
Let's play @Violetta ?

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 I had no idea about the white nights... they sound so beautiful and romantic, I hope I'll have the chance to experience one eventually! And The Thorn Birds is my mom's favourite book!!! I'll have to read it sooner or later!!! 10mo
Erofan @SailorMoon Thanks for the great Friday challenges! 💕😘 10mo
SailorMoon Btw fun fact (I'm marking it as spoiler since not all of us have read it probably!): I did watch the series with Chamberlain with my parents, but I had no idea of the ending. I spent like Ikd 16h maybe seriously conviced that they would end up together in the end. When he died, I started crying because I was SO MAD at the author for making Chamberlain's character so selfish 🤣 10mo
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Erofan @SailorMoon Yeah! When I was a teenager, I watched this miniseries with my parents too, and I couldn't understand Chamberlain's character! I didn't understand how a man could love God more than a beloved woman! To be honest, I still don't understand this, although I respect religion! 10mo
BiblioLitten White nights sound magical! Russia is my husband‘s dream destination and his enthusiasm is infectious. 😁 10mo
Erofan @BiblioLitten White nights-a kind of symbol of St. Petersburg: at this time of year the city hosts various festivals, concerts and festivities. Arrive! 😉 10mo
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Eggs
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#truelove #literarylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

True but ill-fated love: the beautiful Meggie Cleary and the handsome Roman Catholic priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart ❤️💔❤️

KathyWheeler I loved this book — also the mini-series. 11mo
BookClubMom I haven‘t thought about this book in a long time! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve never read it!! 11mo
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Eggs @KathyWheeler @BookClubMom I never watched the mini series but loved the book 11mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you might like it! 11mo
BookwormM Loved this 11mo
vkois88 I have this on my shelf, just need to get to it! 11mo
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JeanAudrey
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This is a great book about Australia in the 1920s written so well if you have never read this book I highly recommend it

Crazeedi One of my favorite books from my past! 11mo
TheReadingMermaid 😁😊😁 11mo
AmyG I loved this book....and yes @Crazeedi from my past, too. 11mo
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Melissa_J
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I adored Thorn Birds when I read it (OMG I just realized that I read it almost 30 years ago! Time flies!), and it‘s perfect for #alittlepriest The love affair between Meggie and Father Ralph captivated millions of readers.

I wish I still had my copy of this one.

#MusicalNewYear

Reecaspieces A fantastic read. 12mo
Pamwurtzler That‘s a good one! I read it again last year and had forgotten just how good it is! 12mo
vivastory Great choice! 12mo
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LeahBergen I read this while sitting in a lounger in my yard as a young teen. 🙂 12mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen that‘s pretty much how I read it too! 12mo
Melissa_J @Pamwurtzler I really should re-read it one of these days. 12mo
merelybookish I have never read but remember my friend's older sisters watching the miniseries and falling in love with Richard Chamberlain. 12mo
Cinfhen Great pick!!!!!! I just reread last year and it was sooooo good!! It almost made my top 18 of 18 list!!! 12mo
Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻♥️ I did bail on this one , but I know I‘m in the minority here .... 12mo
Melissa_J @merelybookish I loved the book but have never watched the mini-series. 12mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen I really do need to re-read it! 12mo
Melissa_J @Cathythoughts I‘ve bailed on books lots of people love 😊 12mo
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Sharpeipup
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#catchup #manicmonday #lettert @JoScho
📚 Thorn Birds
🖋 Towles, Amor
🎬 Thor
🍽 Tacos

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 14mo
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Thousand-Lives
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Finally a quiet moment alone 📖

Tamra Love your fall pillow! Pillows are dog hair magnets here. 😩 1y
Thousand-Lives Thank you @Tamra! I sympathize with the pet hair issue. I find myself taking a lint roller to the pillows more than I‘d like to! 😩 My dog and cat both love that spot. 1y
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Thousand-Lives
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I couldn‘t decide what to read next so my son chose for me. The Thorn Birds it is!

Sharpeipup Good choice! Watch the mini series afterwards.... 1y
TheWordJar Another TBR cart!! 😍 1y
britt_brooke Oh, look how cute your babies are!! 1y
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Cinfhen He picked a winner!!!! 1y
AmyG It‘s SO good. 1y
BrittanyReads Cuties!! 1y
kristincatastrophic They're adorable! 1y
Pamwurtzler It‘s great and your kids are so cute!! 1y
Reviewsbylola They‘re so cute. They picked a chunkster! 1y
Mdargusch Adorable! 1y
laurenlovesliterature Awesome idea! 1y
Thousand-Lives @laurenlovesliterature Thanks! I‘m a terribly indecisive person so it helps! 😉 1y
laurenlovesliterature Same here! I pick my books from a glass jar, but this is the cutest! 1y
mcipher So cute! What happy little guys - chubby thigh babies kill me! ❤️ 1y
Thousand-Lives @mcipher Oh me too! I can‘t take him anywhere without someone commenting on those chubby legs! 😆 1y
CBee @Thousand-Lives I‘ve been looking at book carts! Is that one from Amazon? Oh and, HI 👋🏻 1y
Thousand-Lives @CBee Hi! 👋🏻 This cart is from Target! 1y
CBee @Thousand-Lives awesome! Another excuse to go to Target is always good with me 😂 1y
Thousand-Lives @CBee Same 🤣🤣 1y
CBee @Thousand-Lives 🎯 🎯❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Linsy So cute!! 1y
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Smangela
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Can mass market paperbacks still cost $2.50 please???

Callemarie 🤣😂🤣 1y
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Callemarie
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Pickpick

The perfect paragraph to end on. This really was a beautiful story. A beautiful and heartbreaking depiction of a family spanning decades. I loved Meggie and her sweetness and how life‘s losses hardened her, just like us all. I‘m happy this book was introduced into my life.

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Callemarie
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Well I brought my laptop home to try and get a little work done and then realized I have 150 pages left to read and it‘s due in a day. Work will have to wait, I have a deadline to meet.

Smrloomis Good luck! Is it really as readable as people say? 1y
Callemarie @Smrloomis omg yes!!!! It‘s long but definitely a great read 1y
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Callemarie
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I love when dudes tell a girl they‘ll teach her what being a woman is. Yes do teach me with all of the experience you have had kind sir 🙄🙄🙄

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Smangela
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My mom‘s copy of this chunkster.

Thanks to my book club I‘m finally reading this AND making some traction on #MountTBR!

It‘s kept my attention well so far, I‘m on page 232. Has anyone else read this?? I first was interested after watching I Love the 70s (or 80s not sure which) and they talked about how controversial it was so naturally, had to add it to my TBR!

Stacypatrice This is on my tbr list. I remember when it was on television as a youngster but never watched it. 1y
RebelReader I remember my parents watching the miniseries. I have a copy on my TBR too. 1y
emilyhaldi This is a good one. So many compelling characters! 1y
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Cinfhen Re read this year and really got swept up in the story 🧡 it‘s a page turner, despite its size 1y
Jbakesmcgee3 This is a fantastic book! I loved it 1y
Abby2 I love this book! 1y
Smangela @Stacypatrice I‘m requesting the miniseries from the library to watch afterward! 1y
Smangela @RebelReader @Stacypatrice it‘s SO good so far. Like @emilyhaldi said - compelling characters, I feel like I‘m breezing through it. 1y
Smangela @Cinfhen it is! I find myself always eager to pick it up! 1y
Smangela @Jbakesmcgee3 @Abby2 I‘m so glad so many people have enjoyed it - I was nervous going in lol but it‘s really good! 1y
Samplergal It was a BOTM club for me back in the day. I wonder how much they were then. Great book. Scandalous in the day. I remember the mini series too! My daughter was conceived during that series! Lol! 1y
Smangela @Samplergal Hahahaha I bet many were ;) I keep stalking my library holds for when it comes in. I‘ve got 163 pages left! 1y
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Mdargusch
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All Meggie wanted was for Ralph to #layallyourloveonme. So much unrequited love in this family saga. #abbainaugust

Reviewsbylola #layallyourloveonme. I still can‘t get over Ralph because I don‘t know how I feel about him. Mostly bad. 😂 1y
theresidentromantic I was named after Meggie, but I haven't read the book! I'm terrible, I know 🙀 1y
Reviewsbylola Meggie is a beautiful name/nickname. @theresidentromantic 1y
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emilyhaldi Me too!! @Reviewsbylola I never could quite get over the pervert vibes Ralph gave me at the beginning of the book 🤣 1y
JennyM Such a good pick - I love this book 📚 1y
Mdargusch Yes. He was definitely a Svengali @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi 1y
Cinfhen Nice pick!! Loved this one 🧡 1y
ValerieAndBooks That was a fun buddy read 😄!! 1y
minkyb I remember this read fondly. 1y
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Callemarie
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My goal is to get through the rest of this book tonight. What will help me is my new coffee grinder and the coffee I got from @Mommamanzi can‘t wait to finally finish this book

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Callemarie
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Guuuuuuuuuys I‘m soooo close to being done. I am ready to be done though. Not that I don‘t like it. I‘m thoroughly enjoying this story— but do you ever read a long book and just feel like you‘re ready to be done reading it?

mcipher Yes! Even when I love it sometimes I just get tired of reading it for that long. 1y
TheBookAddict Yes!!! 1y
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JulAnna
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So, I have thought about it for a while and have decided that I can‘t pick a favorite female author- there are so many amazing women! I decided to post about Colleen McCullough because reading the tagged book years ago sparked my fondness for historical fiction. Interesting trivia, she was educated as a neuroscientist but had a soap allergy and couldn‘t continue in that field. #agameoffavorites
@WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG

Reecaspieces Great read! 1y
HufflepuffGirl90 Love that book! 1y
ErinSueMreads Whattttt?? That‘s crazy! 1y
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Callemarie
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I have a question and statement I must bring up.

1) am I the only one who finds the relationship between meggie and father Ralph weird and creepy?

And every time I read about father Ralph I picture lord balish in my head (mainly because I found him to be hella creepy as well)

Smangela Yes 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I wrote down how creepy it is in my notes 😂 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I just saw someone post about this book and decided to look through the posts to see if anyone felt the same as me! They meet when he is an adult and she is a little kid! 7mo
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Callemarie
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To say I‘ve flown through this book just today is an understatement

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InnerSavvy
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Pickpick

I read this in the early 80s but did not remember it. A good family saga set in Austrailia. It has it all. Next big saga will have to be Gone With Thw Wind but it might be a while.

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Amie
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Luke is such an a$$hole. I wish I could reach into the pages of this book and punch him 😠

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Cathythoughts
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I liked the start. But, I‘m starting to skim ! Time to bail.

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Amie
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Of course the cat wants to snuggle on an extremely hot day! I was outside all morning and I'm hot, so now my plan is to stay in the air conditioning and work on this book for book club. ☀️😺

knittedgnome Haha of course! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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My mother used to rave about this ... I‘m going to give it a whirl , I have no idea what I‘m in for ( except long sweeping drama - and I love that ! ) I‘m giving myself full permission to bail . Here goes

SilversReviews I LOVED this book. I hope you like it too. 2y
Cathythoughts @SilversReviews thankyou! I hope I do too ❤️😉❤️ 2y
Andrew65 I loved the tv series (from the eighties?). 2y
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Cathythoughts @Andrew65 I didn‘t see the TV series. Not too sure about the book.... I‘ll give another 50 pages & decide what to do then ... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
CarolynM It's one of those family saga type books there were a lot of in the 70s but set in Australia which was unusual at the time. I remember it as reasonably entertaining (and daring - I was about 15) but I don't think it has a lot of substance. 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I think you are right about the lack of substance , started off well enough , but it‘s lost me now. Maybe the tv show is better. 2y
CarolynM Not really, as I recall. 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM oh dear 🙄. I‘m finding it hard to settle on a book sinse I finished Naming The Stars ... I‘ll have to see where I‘ll go next... 2y
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CurrentlyReading1947
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I love this book and movie/tv series so much...I just do. Sorry it's taboo but I just fell in love with the characters and the story😌

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emilyhaldi
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I usually love a beautiful hardcover, but there‘s certainly something appealing about a chunky #paperbackwriter
#heyjune

Cinfhen Is #LoneDove in that lovely stack as well?!?!! 2y
emilyhaldi You know it!!! @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen I‘d add #GWTW but I‘ve seen your copy...these all look too new 🤣😂🤣😂 2y
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Crazeedi Thick books! Yes! 2y
IamIamIam Sweet backsides!!! 😳 2y
Kalalalatja Seeing this, I can‘t help but wonder how some people can live with having their books pages-out on the shelves. I‘m getting frustrated just by this, because I want to know which books they are 😂 2y
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Cortg
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Home from work! Rainy evening and a quiet house. Getting started on The Thorn Birds mini-series! 😍

Mdargusch I need to watch this! 2y
Suzze Dr. Kildare! (If you have no idea what I‘m talking about, you‘re too young 🤣) 2y
Cortg @Mdargusch I got a library copy! 2y
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Cortg @Suzze Richard Chamberlain played Dr. Kildare but yes, it was before my time 😜 2y
CurrentlyReading1947 I loved Drogheda so much I tried my hand at building it in the Sims computer game😌😂😂 I love this book and mini series so much💛💛💛 2y
Cortg @CurrentlyReading1947 That‘s awesome! I just finished the mini series over the weekend. So good! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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#Maystats include 15 books finished. That‘s a solid month for me. 💪🏻 I honestly didn‘t have any stand outs—they were all good but nothing that blew me away. There were a few, however, that I wish I hadn‘t bothered with. 😂 Caroline, if I‘m going to name names. 🤣 #readingresolutions

riversong153 Quite a stack!! 2y
sudi Wow😯, that is a huge stack, congrats for completing all of them. I'm a very slow reader, this would probably be two months of reading for me 😄 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻🙌🏻🎉 2y
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Cinfhen That‘s a gorgeous stack 💜📚💛📚🧡📚💙 2y
Kalalalatja Well done 👏👏 2y
mrp27 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
britt_brooke Impressive stack!! 2y
emilyhaldi Really good month! I'm only 11 days behind in seeing this 😆 2y
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Cortg
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Finished! I loved it just as much as I did 30 years ago. Thank you @Reviewsbylola This has been on my TBR shelf for a few years and I‘m glad you gave me the nudge I needed to pull it off the shelf. I have a copy of the miniseries now to rewatch! #thornbirds

Mdargusch I need to watch the miniseries now too! 2y
Cortg @Mdargusch I hope I can find time, it‘s like 7 or 8 hours long! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Certainly a classic of the age 2y
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Temps have dropped 10 degrees, the wind is picking up and there‘s lightening in the distance. I‘m hiding on the porch trying to finish The Thorn Birds. 45 pages or so to go! #thornbirds

Reviewsbylola Ooooh enjoy!! 2y
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Day 14: #FictionalFamily

I was thinking of the family sagas I read that were popular in the 70s & 80s, by authors like John Jakes, Rosamund Pilcher, Frank Slaughter. This one I loved back in the day, and of course the miniseries was huge.

#ReadingResolutions @jess7 #Saga #FamilySaga

Andrew65 A true classic! Still remember the tv series from MANY years ago. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Now that‘s a classic 2y
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Reviewsbylola
The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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I finished this last night and haven‘t felt like I could articulate a review. I loved the generational scope and how we got a large chunk of the lives of the Cleary family. I felt some of the religious aspect was drawn out and tedious. I felt it difficult to not get irritated with the characters and their decisions. I actually probably liked Justine the most. Her caustic demeanor reminded me of a more forward thinking Scarlett O‘Hara. #thornbirds

Mdargusch I felt like the Justine part almost seemed like a separate book. 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, and I was so excited at the start of that section but then I felt once again the religious stuff got in the way. 🤷🏼‍♀️ @Mdargusch 2y
Caroline2 Yes, I must admit I started skim reading the religious stuff! Wayyy too much of it! 2y
emilyhaldi It was no Lonesome Dove, that‘s for sure 2y
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