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CarolynM
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Bailedbailed

I'm sorry, book group, I've tried but I just can't do it. I've made it to 100 pages and I am bored rigid. Any more and my brain will atrophy. I'm out.

BarbaraBB 😂 bailing must be a relief! (edited) 1d
TrishB All for bailing on the boring! 1d
LeahBergen Bail away, I say! 1d
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Eva2 Oh no! This is one of my favourite books. I thought it was really well written. The second half of the book makes you ask a lot of questions. I read this a while ago and still think about it. 22h
Cathythoughts The 100 pages test 👍🏻❤️. Time to bail 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 21h
LeeRHarry Can‘t have brain atrophy - that‘s not a good look! 🤪 glad you decided to handball instead! 😏 21h
Freespirit On to the next one😊 6h
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TracyReadsBooks
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Pickpick

Remarkable debut from Howarth perfect for fans of stories about revenge & survival. Set in drought stricken Australian outback in 1885, it‘s the story of two brothers & what happens after tragedy strikes. If the reader knows the truth of what happened before the brothers do, it doesn‘t detract from this brutal, gripping story of man‘s willingness to exploit, manipulate, sacrifice, to confront the worst & survive. At times ugly, always compelling.

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wen4blu
The Helpline | Katherine Collette
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Up next. Listening to a story based around a help line has to be better then calling one, right?

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CarolynM
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#BookReport Finished and reviewed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Started The Art of the Engine Driver and Kingdom of the Blind. Also read a couple of not very good romances on my kindle.
#WeeklyForecast Read The Arsonist before Sunday for book group (I'm dragging my heels on this one, I don't really want to read it) and continue with the ones I've started.

Cinfhen @Lizpixie read the Arsonist last year and it sounded really good! What‘s your hesitation??? 4d
Lizpixie @Cinfhen maybe it‘s because all the fires here at the moment, some of which have been started by arsonists. I know it really upset me when I read it! 4d
Cinfhen Yes, that could be too close for comfort @Lizpixie @CarolynM 😢 4d
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CarolynM @Cinfhen @Lizpixie The current bushfire situation certainly doesn't help, but I am uncomfortable with true crime anyway, I can't shake the feeling that it's exploitative. Also, I have a (probably unreasonable) negative feeling about the author. 4d
Cinfhen You make me smile @CarolynM 😘 4d
LapReader @CarolynM The Arsonist on audio made me cry and I learnt lots about fires. 4d
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LapReader
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Pickpick

Thankyou for spoiling me @Rissreads Very keen to read this and then pass it on to some people I know who I think should read it. I love the detail on the mug. Emus or ‘wobbly bottoms‘ as we call them in my family are currently my nephew Ted‘s favourite things so I hope he doesn‘t see my bookmarks xo

LeeRHarry I picked this up the other day as will be reading it for book group next year, think it will create a lot of good discussion! 😊 4d
Rissreads I'm glad you liked it! We have had 2 swaps in 2 years 🤣 4d
Rissreads @LeeRHarry it was was one of my favourite books in 2018. 🧡 4d
CarolynM Such an important book. It led to some excellent discussion at my book group @LeeRHarry 4d
LeeRHarry @CarolynM that‘s good to know, essential reading for every Australian. 4d
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Bookworm54
A Few Right Thinking Men | Sulari Gentill
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It is Christmas party day at work, so most of the department are already out beautifying themselves!

As I am still here watching my column go into storage, it is book time!

#TBRread #TeamNutcracker #WinterGames
@Clwojick @StayCurious

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Sheryl63
The Helpline | Katherine Collette
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I found several laugh out loud hidden in this book! I‘ll just use this one example on my husband who is an Engineer that loves Math! Me...not so much. “I‘m like a Math text book, I‘m full of problems.” He stared at me then started laughing. So that made this novel such a fun read, I was clueless as the other other characters in this book regarding mathematical equations. It just made Germaine that more humorous.

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Bookworm54
A Few Right Thinking Men | Sulari Gentill
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This is my busiest week of Dec.

Monday‘s I have dance class for 2 hours after work, Tuesday was my partners dads birthday, so we went out for drinks and korean food (I recommend peach soju by the way alcohol drinkers!), and friday is works Xmas party!
BUT today I had a teensy bit of time to chill in the evening!

Cue squeezing in a couple of chapters of this book before bed! I‘m loving it so far :)

#TBRRead #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker

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mdm139 Next week is my busy week. We have a 3 holiday parties, 2 recitals and 2 rehearsals for those recitals, 2 field trips to chaperone, 2 oral presentations to attend, 2 school play rehearsals, 3 doctors appts, and 2 service people appts at the house. 1w
Bookworm54 @mdm139 wow 😱😱😱 1w
LeahBergen You ARE busy! 1w
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TracyReadsBooks
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Now reading...

ljuliel Is this set in the West ? I couldn‘t find a description on it when you click the title. I like Western books ! 1w
TracyReadsBooks @ljuliel It‘s actually set in Australia in 1885. A number of blurbs/reviews I‘ve seen compare it to Westerns so you may want to take a look at it. I‘m only five or six chapters in but I‘m really enjoying it. 1w
ljuliel Thank you. Sounds good. 🙂 1w
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CarolynM
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Here's my #DecemberTBR. It's ambitious, but I'm hoping to have a few days around Christmas where I don't do much besides read. #HollyJollyReading

OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Eggs Great stack! 1w
Freespirit Some great reading Carolyn😍 1w
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Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on that bottom book ... and they all look great ❤️👍🏻 1w
Rissreads You have inspired me. I shall create my Dec stack tomorrow and post a picture. Stay tuned! 1w
Amiable Oh, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” is SUCH a wonderful book! I‘ve read it over and over again —and I rarely re-read books. 1w
Crazeedi Your stack looks like one I'd make, all the thick ones I seem to be drawn too. Maybe that's why I dont read hundreds of books a year, ya think? I love 400 pages and up😊 1w
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