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Currey
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#Readingoceania2024. #Micronesian This novel is one disturbing read that not only challenges the myth of tropical paradises but shows a glaring light on western scientific greed. There are two narrators, the main character and his editor who writes in the footnotes. Both are unreliable and morally suspect. Although a slow read, and chilling, it is worth the effort.

BarbaraBB I am going to read this one too for that prompt! 4d
Librarybelle Great review! 4d
Aimeesue Nice review! 4d
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Daisey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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I liked this, but I think I either needed more context for the historical aspect than the few minutes of online reading I did or more love for Great Expectations to truly appreciate it.

#ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #audiobook

BkClubCare Oh! One of my favorites 3w
Librarybelle Good to know about the context and how helpful it would be to have some knowledge of Great Expectations! 3w
Daisey @BkClubCare Do you love Great Expectations or Dickens in general? I feel like that would have made this more impactful for me. (edited) 3w
BkClubCare @Daisey - not sure if I have truly read Great Expectations or just “know” the story, and I like Dickens well enough. Can‘t remember why I enjoyed this one so much but I did. Years ago 😊 3w
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Daisey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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It was a beautiful evening, so I spent a bit of time in the hammock in the back yard with Gandalf and my current audiobook. Mr. Pip is set in Papua New Guinea and includes the only white man remaining on the island reading Great Expectations to students in the local school.

#audiobook #ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 4w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of April is done! 2 books in 3 days, getting better fingers crossed.🤞The 3rd DS Kate Miles book, a series set in the Northern Rivers of NSW, was another great read. Kates brother Luke is in town for the funeral of a childhood friend when the 2nd of their teenage trio is shot & killed. The main suspect, Kate has to tread a fine line of trying to get the truth without compromising herself for her brothers sake. #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2024👇

Lauredhel You are cracking along! 1mo
TheSpineView Excellent!🤩📖📚 1mo
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Librarybelle Hooray!! 1mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Daisey
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I‘ve read Caroline Alexander‘s book about Shackleton‘s expedition, & I have Alfred Lansing‘s on my shelf, so I couldn‘t resist downloading this audio as well. It‘s more straightforward & scientific in a logbook sort of way than Alexander‘s, but I still found most of it fascinating as a more immediate, first person version. The part about the Aurora got long to me, but other than that, I‘m amazed by this survival story every time I read about it.

Daisey * I accessed this audiobook through the #Librofm Educator #ALC program. Audio duration: 15 hours 48 minutes 1mo
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Librarybelle
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I‘m surprised I‘m the first one to review this - it came out in 2019! Set in #Australia, this is a dual timeline double mystery, with similar situations and some trigger warnings (see below). Abby finds an injured teen in the bushlands, which triggers some horrific memories for her. This is the stage for the slow reveal of the past and present, involving abduction, violence, and what it means to forgive. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle ⬆️⬆️⬆️ I listened to this and had some trouble in the beginning identifying which storyline was being discussed - I think I would have followed along a lot better with print. It‘s a slow burn novel, with also a bit of romance. I liked it and would read more by Romer. TW: child abduction, violence towards children, abuse 1mo
Librarybelle It‘s terrible to say this is my first for #ReadingOceania2024 ! @BarbaraBB 1mo
Librarybelle #BBRC #Adult #OnceBittenTwiceShy - so many of these characters are grappling with their past and are afraid of falling into the same patterns, making the same mistakes, or even reliving the same nightmares. @LibrarianRyan 1mo
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BarbaraBB I only read one too so far 😱 1mo
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I know we have a lot of great books to choose from, thanks to the participants! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Sounds interesting. I bet it had an embargo by Audible/Amazon because I have never heard of it, but it sounds interesting. 1mo
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan That could be! 1mo
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Singout
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A brilliant Australian novel about Vietnam-born Ky, the bridge between her parents and their new country, who when she is a young adult learns that her gifted brother has been brutally murdered. There is a thread of murder mystery here, with flashbacks to Ky‘s adolescence, but far more about immigration and mistrust of police, culture and race, teen friendships across class borders, and family struggles.
#ReadingOceania2024 #Australia

Librarybelle Great review! 2mo
BarbaraBB Sounds so good! 1mo
Singout Interesting parallels with Book of Goose regarding teen friendship between girls of different classes. 1mo
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jenniferw88
The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Librarybelle I need to read this one! 2mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
Kastom: Arts of Vanuatu | Crispin Howarth
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Kastom looks at art from #Vanuatu as collected for the National Gallery of Australia. I found the art and materials used (often, tree ferns) quite interesting and found there to be a whimsy to much of the art.

#ReadingOceania2024

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Hooked_on_books
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In 1978, LA cop Bryan Vila went to #Micronesia as it was transitioning to independence to train the local police forces. This could have been a testosterone-fueled meathead of a book, but Vila clearly approached each of the 12 cultures with respect. There are also some quite funny moments. Highly recommend. Also works for #Palau and #MarshallIslands

#ReadingOceania2024

Librarybelle Love the quote! 3mo
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle Me too! And it really exemplifies the book and his attitudes. He was such a good choice for this role, to get the policing of these new countries off on the right foot. Really respectful guy. 3mo
Librarybelle So good to know! 3mo
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