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Teresereading

Teresereading

Joined January 2017

Love reading, history, family history, gardening, knitting etc. From Tasmania, a special island at the bottom of the world. Insta: teresereading
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The Messenger by Markus Zusak
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Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman
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Morgan's Run: A Novel by Colleen McCullough
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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
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An Indecent Obsession | Colleen McCullough
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Tonight's movie was filmed entirely Lord Howe Island 🏝
I think the character of Luce was modelled on that famous Tasmanian Errol Flynn

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The Messenger | Markus Zusak
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The gunman, is useless.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Good Omens 24fl | Neil Gaiman
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wanderinglynn Thank you! And thanks for sharing! 🥳 5d
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Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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‘In the mornings after breakfast I walk past a small marble plaque propped against the high wall flanking the road.‘
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Caliban's Hour | Tad Williams
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Reading on the bus
#TGIF

Teresereading It‘s interesting, I am trying to recollect if I have studied, read or seen The Tempest performed? 1w
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Couldn't resist this. P&P in 13 words. Gorgeous illustrations.
Wonder what War and Peace is like?

#PemberLittens

Smrloomis It‘s great! 😊 I love these versions so much! 2w
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Yay it's here! Lovely surprise on NewYears Eve! #jolabokaflodswap
Thanks Alison ( I don't know your @handle) - so sorry to hear you were stuck in lockdown.
Can't wait for the unwrap - your notes are so cute.
Thanks for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon

Teresereading @LapReader found you. Many thanks. Happy New Year 3w
LapReader Sorry the post office told me it would be there before now. I hope you like it all. Happy New Year xo 3w
Teresereading It was a lovely surprise. I feel spoilt! 3w
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Disquiet | Julia Leigh
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‘They stood before the great gateway, all around an empty and open countryside, ugly countryside, flat mud-ploughed field.‘

A Gothic tale of a prodigal daughter‘s homecoming to the family chateau.
#firstlineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Family have gone out to a movie, but I had to work late.

LapReader Score! 3w
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The Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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1. The Christmas Tree by Jennifer Johnson
2. Leading a domestic tour of students to visit WW1 and WW2 sites of commemoration
#twofortuesday
@TheSpineView @Eggs

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and Happy New Year! 3w
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Such lovely gifts 🎁
Thank you @CarolynM and thanks to @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for organising it. Looking forward to next year already.
#aussiesecretsanta

CarolynM 😘 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag No pressure 😋😅 (that mug looks amazing!) 3w
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Once upon a time, Chloe Brown died.
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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So lovely thank you @CarolynM
I haven't unwrapped all my treats yet but feeling spoilt. Going to stage my unwrapping!
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop @Jhullie @Freespirit @LapReader @Flingogal @CathyJ

thegirlwiththelibrarybag The pink on the book cover and the mint green of the pens contrast very prettily! Looking good! Merry Christmas! 4w
CarolynM You're very welcome 😘 I hope you like the rest of the package too. Merry Christmas 🎄💕 4w
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A Christmas Memory | Truman Capote
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It's so lovely to get cards from my #litsylove friends.
Thanks so much for your friendship.
Warmest if Christmas wishes to all the wonderful litsylovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tattooedteacher @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @AmyG @Kdgordon88 @Pogue @Librarybelle

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas 🎄 💚❤️ 4w
Librarybelle Yay!! 4w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎄Merry Christmas!🎄 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. That now we have opened our borders, we can keep our community healthy
2. Unlikely, but there may be snow on the mountain. We just passed the longest day!

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤🎄💚📚❤ 4w
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Lovely to get some Christmas cheer on what has been a sad time for our island state 😢
Thanks so much @Librarybelle @Pogue
#litsylove

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ I hope mine arrived! 😘 1mo
Teresereading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes it did on Friday thank you 3w
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The Nutcracker | E.T.A. Hoffman
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All through the day of Christmas Eve Dr Stahlbaum‘s children had not been allowed into the dining room, much less into the drawing room opening out of it.
#firstlineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Nice!! I read this last December 1mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Thanks 🥳 1mo
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The Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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It was always a great day when the Christmas tree was brought into the house.
#firstlinefriday
@ShyBookOwl

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Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Finally finished, it was a bit of a marathon but so glad that I did. Beautiful, lyrical and such insight. It spans a single day, interspersed with her memories.

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Wolfe Island | Lucy Treloar
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Just wow. A dystopian fable for our times.
For me, there were echoes of Marilynne Robinson's Lila and Emma Hooper's Our Homesick Songs.

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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And gift 🎁 #2 wrapped and despatched
#aussiesecretsanta
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Wrapped and dispatched has such a good ring to it! 1mo
MrsMalaprop Pretty 😍 1mo
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛🎁❤️ 1mo
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The story was told to me by my old tutor Theo Parmitter as we sat beside the fire in his college rooms one bitterly cold January night.
#firstlinefriday
@ShyBookOwl

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Secret Santa | Mona Ingram
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Some Christmas joy on my front step early this morning 🎄 🎄
#aussiesecretsanta

CarolynM 👍 2mo
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The Labyrinth | Amanda Lohrey
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A worthy winner of the Miles Franklin prize. Great bookclub pick. One woman's journey.

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We're on a short holiday and both reading Grisham. Did not enjoy Winds as much as Camino Island. It still gets you in but there's less about the bookshop and the bookish crowd.
I visualise Bay Books as being like the Coronado Island bookshop which I visited in 2019. Is it still there? I recall it's lease was under threat?

Desha Are you talking about the one in Coronado Island in San Diego...Bay Books? If so it‘s still there...I was just there in September! 😊👍🏻 2mo
Teresereading Awesome! 2mo
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A Necessary End | Peter Robinson
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Quick read on the plane. Short break in the sunshine. Going back and reading Inspector Banks from the beginning. I started in the middle!

MrsMalaprop On a plane? Whaaat 😉? Have been thinking we might need to get to Tassie for a little holiday (from WA). 2mo
Teresereading Fingers crossed for you. It‘s looking a bit tricky (again)😔 1mo
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A Necessary End | Peter Robinson
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The demonstrators huddled in the March drizzle outside Eastvale Community Centre.
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl 7

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Marigold | Nancy Cato
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Semi autobiographical. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Marigold's life as a cadet journalist on Adelaide and insight into a bygone era.

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Marigold | Nancy Cato
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‘We must have been an unlucky family, starting with the ancestor who fell over his claymore at the Battle of Culloden and did himself an unfortunate injury, he wearing only a kilt at the time.‘
Bit late but I am really enjoying Marigold.
#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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1. Missing going to The Hill of Content and The Paperback Shop in Melbourne
2. Not usually. Maybe have a title I‘m looking for but usually make new discoveries
#twoforTuesday
@TheSpineView @MrsMalaprop

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 📘📖📚 2mo
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Milestones | Marina Tsvetaeva
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🥳 🎉 🥳 I just hit 3k!

wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈🎉 2mo
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Letterbox | Paul Davies
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Still catching up on my mail
#litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! 💛 2mo
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An impulse buy. Apparently a 'cult classic'. Interesting read.

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The Children's Bach | Helen Garner
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Love an AirBnB with a good library! Great read that will stay with me for a long time.

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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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1. Little Women
2. Any weather ;)
3. A compassionate boss
#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs @asterese

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤎🍁🧡 2mo
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Crocodile Tears | Alan Carter
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There had been little sleep in the night; babies crying, people coughing and snoring, everybody sweltering.
#FirstLineFridays #BRPreview

Jeg Begin at the end: plummeting down the side of the ship in the storm‘s wild darkness, breath gone with the shock of falling, my camera flying through the rain—- 3mo
Teresereading @jeg what‘s the book? 3mo
Jeg The Glass Hotel. Reading it for book club. 3mo
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84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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It's a rainy year day here. Getting caught up with my mail. So much fun getting letters.
#litsylove #oldschool #letters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mine looks like it had a rough journey!! 3mo
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You Had It Coming | B.M. CARROLL
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Book 85
Well written twisty mystery
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The Nancys | R.W.R. McDonald
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Ebook from the library. Always challenging to get a good pick. This was a great read with some pertinent themes.
Libby loan expired midway through and I had to resume a few weeks later.
Book 78

CarolynM It's fun, isn't it? I've got to get around to Nancy Business soon. 3mo
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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#FallTreasures Prompt #OctoberTBR
@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It's actually springtime on this side of the world but it's been a great challenge.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🧡🧡🧡 4mo
Eggs Lovely choice and thanks for joining in the fun 🥰 4mo
Teresereading Thanks for hosting 4mo
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Fromage | Sally Scott
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Eggs Great photo 🧀 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛 4mo
Jeg Heard the author on the radio the other day. Seems her books all have food as the murder weapon. 😊 4mo
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Flames | Robbie Arnott
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#FallTreasures
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Prompt: Bonfire

An awesome young Tasmanian writer

Eggs Great cover! 4mo
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The Getting of Wisdom Popular Penguin | Henry Handel Richardson
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#falltreasures Day 27 #SchoolTheme
My much loved, much travelled college copy of an Australian classic. For those overseas, 'Henry' was actually Ethel. Like many women, she used a pen name.
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Nicely done ✅📚🙌🏻 4mo
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Still Life | Sarah Winman
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#FallTreasures Day 26 #BirdonCover
Still Life is an exceptional novel. Sublime.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

MidnightBookGirl Your picture is also sublime! 4mo
Eggs Beautiful! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 📚🐦❤️ 4mo
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#FallTreasures Day 25 #ComicBookDay
It's my son's birthday - 26! But he loved The Simpson's. So here's a couple from his collection 😍
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggsy

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Layla | Colleen Hoover
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Eggs 🧡📚👌🏼 4mo
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Fromage | Sally Scott
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 💛 4mo
Eggs Fromage 🧀! Mais, qu‘el dommage 🤓 4mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Day 19 #DNF not sure why, I was interested in the sound collection idea but....
#FallTreasures
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 🤷‍♀️📚😑 4mo
SamAnne I loved his one until the end. I really dislike narrative written from a children‘s perspective. I DNFd the last 30 pages. 4mo
Teresereading I only got about half way through.... 4mo
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