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LouiseWalters

LouiseWalters

Joined December 2018

Australian, 50 something, loves Schnauzers, travel, golf and books
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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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I‘ve seen this book on many reading lists and so tried it. I really quite enjoyed it, Flora, the protagonist is a really interfering busybody with the audacity to not give two hoots about the consequences. I guess it‘s not surprising that the story did not give Flora any comeuppance for her meddling.

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Loved this book, beautifully written and still relevant in this day and age.

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
Mehso-so

An interesting book, a little like Elizabeth Gilbert‘s The Signature of All Things. I‘m not sure if it‘s a true biography / story. A few discussions on climate change - also University / research funding are explored.

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Loved this story - a quick easy read finished in a day. I found it quite exciting and a lovely study in being brave and resilient.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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My first Neil Gaiman book and it was a quick easy read. An interesting concept but I m still not 100% sure I knew why Bod was being targeted. I‘m interested to keep reading his books.

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Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
Mehso-so

A surprising book, as I had only seen the movies, and this Mary Poppins is quite different. She is a lot more “human” and with foibles and not as nice as Julie Andrews. It‘s written as a series of vignettes which has led to a easy script for movies.

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The Good People | Hannah Kent
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I read this book as support for our wonderful young writer from Adelaide, Hannah Kent. As a follow up to her brilliant novel “ Burial Rites” this book is similarly about single women in ancient times, who find themselves in trouble with the law. It‘s hard not to feel sympathy for the lead characters, despite some of the choices they made. An interesting study on the belief systems that govern the society.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Great, quick read. Loved it was set in Sydney and I loved the promise of what was coming but still the expectation of who and how and why.

Scorpioseah I competed season 1 last week and totally in love with it. Was tempted to read the novel. 6mo
limada @Scorpioseah Psst. ... the book is always better... :) 6mo
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LouiseWalters
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Remembering the time and place of the writing and the setting, makes this book more relatable. It also demonstrates the power and influence our teachers have over their students. I didn‘t particularly like Miss Brodie, nor some of the students, but I do think it was well written.

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A Bend in the River | V.S. Naipaul
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A beautiful book with lots of great imagery. The lead character was rather apathetic, but probably a true representation of the type of person, time and place. Likeable enough without engendering any strong sympathy for his predicament which is still quite true of modern post colonial Africa.

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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Took a while to finish but it was definitely worth it. Story is still very relevant and characters relatable if not necessarily likeable. Amazing to think it‘s 170 years old!!!

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Go the F**k to Sleep | Adam Mansbach
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My girlfriend gave me this book the first time my grandchildren (step grandchildren) had a sleepover at my place and I laughed out loud.
Just don‘t let the little ones read it!!

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Milkman | Anna Burns

Hello Littens, I need to get a new e-reader as my Original Kindle is just about ready to die!!!
Does anyone have any recommendations? Is the Oasis worth the extra money??? Or just stick with the basic?
Thank you.
Lou xx

readingjedi I got the Oasis at Christmas & it's been a joy to use. The screen is excellent but what I love most is that the text rotates so I can hold it in either hand. 10mo
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Beautiful writing by Ishiguro, like The Remains of the Day. I liked the characters, even the guardians who wouldn‘t stand up for the “students” (except Miss Lucy). A tragic tale / warning of how expendable life can be.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Finally read this and whilst some of the story was a little unbelievable the characters were well described and well thought out. I did have little chuckle at the twins names Charles and Camilla!!

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The Road to Wigan Pier | George Orwell
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A beautifully written essay on the coal miners plight in Wigan and similar mining towns in 1937. It also goes on to explore the politics of the time, and in light of the impending World War Two, the rise of Facism in England. Actually interesting in light of current world politics!

CarolynM There is a very 1930's feel about politics in the western world at the moment. It's scary. 12mo
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LouiseWalters
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My reading habits didn‘t do this book any justice - as I generally read when I get into bed and depending on how tired I am, is how much I get through. Consequently it felt a bit disjointed. However with the current heatwave we‘re experiencing I made a concerted effort to finish it. A good contemporary read with relatable characters that does jump about a bit.

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LouiseWalters
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I was recommended to read this before we were travelling to Savannah GA. It really did covey the atmosphere of the town.

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LouiseWalters Thank you - just finding my way! I get the feeling I‘m a fairly slow reader - I probably need to put aside an hour a day to get through the books on my list. 13mo
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LouiseWalters
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Beautiful book, made me think Elizabeth Gilbert can really write well.

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Committed: A Love Story | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Felt like self indulgent tripe. Maybe the publisher demanded a follow up after the success of Eat Pray Love? In retrospect I don‘t like Eat Pray Love so much anymore.

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The City of Joy | Dominique Lapierre
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Wonderful, ignited my desire to see India

LouiseWalters I read this book over 30 years ago and it has stayed with me ever since ( I should read it again, but there are so many books; still little time!). I never see this book in reading lists - I wonder why? 13mo
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Brilliant

LouiseWalters A beautiful study on the differences between the way desperately poor people are treated in two of the most beautiful cities in the world. 13mo
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Burmese Days | George Orwell
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Beautiful

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The Ambassadors | Henry James
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Hard work

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Gullivers Travels | Johnathan Swift
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Great example of context and fitting in.

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Good book - interesting characters

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