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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
A Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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Pickpick

This book just seemed to crop up a lot on Litsy, and it was really such a good read - horrible racism aside! I absolutely loved it. Amazing to think of those women who actually marched for 2.5 half years. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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MariettaSG

Rolls sprouted the virtues of Astraleba lappacea (Curly Mitchell grass). ... Panicum decompositum (Mitchell's native millet) and Themeda Avanacea (native oatgrass) and ... native rices...I bet a stall in any city market could sell flours from these grains at premium prices to whole food enthusiasts... We seem to be stuck on wattle seed and lemon myrtle, but supply a few good cooks .. and watch as ...develops a genuine Australian cuisine.

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MariettaSG

What would happen if we turned away from total reliance on sheep and cattle and diversified into emu and kangaroo?... The utilisation of those animals that are already adapted to our climate and geography, and that damage it less as a result, should become the subject of serious ecological and economic debate in Australia.

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MariettaSG
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Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.

MrsMalaprop Whereabouts in Australia are you? I went to an incredible One Day in Fremantle event on Saturday that I now plan to attend every year until we #changethedate #alwayswasalwayswillbe 2d
MariettaSG @MrsMalaprop Melbourne, Hobart for almost 40 years, haven't gone to any rallies this year but fully support #Changethedate 2d
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Daisey
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Pickpick

I stumbled across Ms. Fisher‘s Murder Mysteries on Netflix a while ago and have been meaning to check out the books ever since. This was such a fun read! The characters are fantastic, and I‘ve read very few books set in Australia so I enjoyed that as well. I‘m not great at reading series, but I can definitely see myself picking one of these up now and again.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld #Australia

Daisey Also, I hadn‘t originally planned to participate in #24B4Monday, but being pretty much caught up on school work and having a snow day yesterday convinced me to run a timer. I‘m at just over 14 hours so far. 4d
JazzFeathers It's a fan series, though some books are better then others. But the very funny thing is that l think the TV show is even better. 4d
Lizpixie You‘ve now joined a very exclusive club! #phryneappreciationclub 3d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘ll be curious to see what I think when I read more. It‘s hard to judge on just one, especially as I kept picturing the characters in the show as I read. 3d
Daisey @Lizpixie I‘m happy to do so! 3d
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Emilymdxn
A Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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Mehso-so

There was a lot I loved - I loved Jean and the love story and the perspective on women‘s experiences as prisoners of war, I loved how gently and humanely painful things were written about. Unfortunately I have to knock points off for the colonial ideas and the way the aboriginal Australians were written about, while there was a lot I loved I don‘t think I can mark a book a pick that spoke like that. I‘d love an updated rewrite of this story

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Jeg
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Pickpick

Delightful. Loved all the characters. Great writing . Great descriptions of the Aussie landscape . Best ending. I laughed and shed a few tears too reading this book. Off to return to library. Trying not to borrow . We shall see.
@MrsMalaprop
#2020joybooks

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Centique
Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
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#bookhaul #bookgifts

I am very spoilt this week! It‘s like Christmas part two 😍

The lovely @Rissreads gifted me the mug and the two books in front - perfect timing as I have a new appetite for Australian writing after loving Too Much Lip. Thank you so much!

The pile of 5 books in the background is my book haul from the second hand bookshop and thrift shops 👍👍👍

Freespirit Great reading there❤️ 2w
MrsMalaprop That‘s some awesome #ozfiction you have there 😍😍. 2w
JennyM Fab haul after what looks like a fab day 😊 2w
HannaPolkadots Cloudstreet! Read it twice, because once just wasn't enough 😉 Enjoy!😃 2w
Cathythoughts This is definitely your week 👍🏻😍 how lovely 2w
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LapReader
Coal Creek | Alex Miller
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Just some of yesterday‘s scores. I spent the day in a nearby country town with a friend, Jess & her babe, Juniper. We both❤️old stuff so did over all the op shops. I restrained myself but I had a feeling I was going to find something by Ken Done. I‘m slightly obsessed so I was tickled pink to find this tray. It was just such a shame my fav cafe in the world wasn‘t open. We did have a nice, long lunch with my partner & another friend though.

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍😍 2w
robinb Treasure hunting is such fun...love the tray! 2w
LeeRHarry Love Possession! Great haul! 😊 2w
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Joanne1 Love Ken Done! My sister, @Victoria_Clyne had a Ken Done doona cover and matching wall art when we were kids. It was bits too. So bright and cheerful. Love Possession too, read it as a 21 year old when everything is so ‘meaningful‘! Still remember it 20 years later. 2w
Victoria_Clyne Mum had a local artist make the wall art to match the doona. Pretty sure I still have the wall art somewhere @joanne1 2w
crazyspine Love that pillow 2w
Rissreads That pillow is just gorgeous. I've stacked one of the books, Ive never heard of it but it sounds fantastic. Also love op shopping so I will keep my eyes open for it. I'm trying to read more stories about Australia. 😊 7d
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Tereses
The Ladies of Missalonghi | Colleen McCullough
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Panpan

I started 2019 with a title from Colleen McCullough Lovely illustrations and the novella started promisingly, shades of a Thornbirds family saga. BUT the latter half descended into a slightly menacing farce. Disappointing, I often see it in charity shops and now I know why!