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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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Cockles of the Heart by Marion Halligan
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Anna and Her Daughters by D.E. Stevenson
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Boys Home by Patsy Crawford
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Shame: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
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That Lady by Kate O'Brien
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront
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Darling Buds of May by Annette Keen
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City We Became by N K Jemisin
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Arthur's War by John Harman
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman
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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
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The purpose of the Unsworth‘s party was philanthropic rather than social, and the food had the sparse chill of asceticism.
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The Janus Stone | Elly Griffiths
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The house is waiting.
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❄️ , 🦌 , friendship
Roswell by Connie Willis
Sarah Winman
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Eggs Thanks for playing 🙏🏻 2w
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The Waterfowl Are Drunk! | Kate Liston-Mills
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Think red dirt,murky water and tired trees.

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It's bookclub on Monday !

BarbaraBB Enjoy! It‘s such a good book! 2w
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There have been two moments in my life when everything changed.
Looking forward to this read - I love time travel a la Connie Willis
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ShyBookOwl Time travel! Yes. I need more time travel in my tbr 1mo
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Le Grand Meaulnes | Alain-Fournier Alain-Fournier
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To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
Le Grand Meaulnes - Alain Fournier

It was a hard choice not to include Little Women - Louisa Alcott or The Getting of Wisdom - Henry Handel Richardson
#TLT
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dabbe I'm making a list, checking it twice, and I'll make it available to all whether naughty or nice! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 1mo
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Cat Lady | Dawn O'Porter
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For my eight birthday my mother made me a cake.
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The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep‘s wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world.
Phew!
I discovered a lovely illustrated copy of this at a little library. Loving it.

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The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep‘s wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world.
Phew!
I discovered a lovely illustrated copy of this at a little library. Loving it.

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Love and Other Scores | Abra Pressler
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The ball whizzes by my face.
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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‘Oh gosh, is that the time! Sorry, I have to go,‘ the man mumbled evasively, as he stood up and reached for his bag.
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ShyBookOwl How are u liking this one? I bought it a looong time ago, but I've never read it 2mo
Teresereading @ShyBookOwl I enjoyed it,the style was unusual in places but that might have been in translation? 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Teresereading Ah ok. Could be! 2mo
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Peel Me a Lotus | Charmian Clift
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Historical/literary snippet. At the memorial to Kingsford Smith's 1933 record breaking flight across the Tasman.

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Gerringong 1903 | John Richard Graham
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Gerringong- a tiny town with five street libraries. Loved the door knobs on this one.

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1. Hamilton (twice)
2. I was lucky enough to go to the debut of the play of TKaM on Broadway when I was in NY
3. Anything Shakespeare and I saw the first Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar many years ago and have never forgotten it
#TLT #ThreeListThursday
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 I would have LOVE to have seen TKAM on Broadway! Thanks for sharing! 🩷💜❤️ 2mo
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Beautiful Death | Fiona Mcintosh
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The two men frowned at the map.
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Reading on trains. Women of a certain age, white haired women who read.
#invisible

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Having read and enjoyed the Brunetti series, I was keen to read this memoir. It's episodic rather than linear. Fascinating insights - her childhood, teaching career, gardening and ageing.
Who knew that she lost her thesis on Mansfield Park when fleeing Iran in the 70s?

Not much about life in Venice or her writing life but a delightful read. Having tried to trace Brunetti's footsteps in Venice, loved her letter to tourists visiting the Questura.

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A Canoe In The Mist | Elsie Locke
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An impulse buy at Manly Lifeline. Not an author I know of, but I'm always interested in NZ writers. Fascinating historical fiction about a catastrophic eruption in the late 1800s, including the destruction of the famed Pink and White Terraces.

Apparently it was aimed at 9 -12 year olds, but the content could be distressing (searching for survivors and bodies). Sobering read in the light of the 2019 Whakaari eruption.
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Teresereading And I realised yesterday that I have a fridge magnet from the Buried Village from a visit about 10 years ago! Synchronicity! 1mo
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Austen vibes - trimming my sun hat
#pemberlittens

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
willaful I used to have that very edition.... 2mo
Teresereading It‘s from my year 11 English lit course. I love it and all the covers in that series. 2mo
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Offshore | Penelope Fitzgerald
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‘Are we to gather that Dreadnought is asking us all to do something dishonest?‘ Richard asked.

Apparently it‘s unusual to open a novel with dialogue.
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1 yes my great grandmother and my niece
2 three sisters
3 Tom Lake and an all time favourite is Seven.little Australians
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Eggs Thanks for the thoughtful responses 🩷 3mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Very sad to return this to the Library, such a lovely story. It was overdue, but I needed to finish it first!
Highly recommended.

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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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That Veronica and I were given keys and told to come early on a frozen Saturday in April to open the school for the ‘Our Town‘ auditions was proof of our dull reliability.

Loving this novel - makes me want to watch/read Our Town
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩵💙🩵 3mo
Jeg I‘m one of those people who easily forgets the content of books but I don‘t forget the feelings I had when reading. This book I loved. On my wish list is a visit to her book shop. 3mo
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In Search of Hobart | Peter Timms
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In Christopher Koch‘s ‘The Boys in the Island‘, Hobart is described as ‘a city, but only just‘.

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#bookclub #bookclubtonight

DocBrown 😂😂😂 I like Hobart! It‘s nice! 3mo
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On page 16 and I've already had 3 laugh out loud moments !

CoffeeNBooks I love this series! 3mo
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Vanish in an Instant | Margaret Millar
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Snow and soot sprinkled the concrete runways like salt and pepper.
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ShyBookOwl Descriptive imagery! I like it 3mo
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Vera | Elizabeth Von Arnim, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Von Armin
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When the doctor had gone, and the two women from the village he had been waiting for were upstairs shut in with her dead father, Lucy went out into the garden and stood leaning on the gate staring at the sea.

A very long first sentence
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Lucky enough to join a Tandem readalong for Michael Caine's fiction debut. Unlucky that I'm behind my reading buddies because my pack was delayed in the Christmas mail, so I'm playing catchup.
#deadlygame #deadlygamereadalong

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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Postie just delivered! Thanks so much and I ❤️ the card Allissa, your friend is very clever.
Happy New Year!
#aussiesecretsanta @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LapReader

LapReader Sorry about that. Enjoy and happy new year to you too. 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh good! Happy New Year 🥳 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Actually 132 atm because GR doesn't recognise one of the books I read.

wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 4mo
BookmarkTavern Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Teresereading Final tally was 134 4mo
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Particularly Cats | Doris May Lessing
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Lovely writing but some of the 1960s attitudes to cat ownership (eg desexing) are a bit jarring. From a different time.

Teresereading With my unwilling model... 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
robinb She‘s a beautiful model 🩵 4mo
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When Dave looked back and remembered seeing the box for the first time, he could have sworn it had been glowing.
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Teresereading It‘s his first fiction at age 90! I cent help hearing his voice as I read the MC‘s dialogue 4mo
ShyBookOwl 90! Impressive!! 4mo
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Sophie Washington: Secret Santa | Tonya Duncan Ellis
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Teresereading One has very explicit directions to postie, so I'm hoping for a good outcome... 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🤞🏼 I‘m always surprised at the queues at the post office - I felt a little bad the other day when I went in to renew my passport because it was a longish enquiry and the line was huge. Great service tho. 4mo
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Engagement: Art Built-in Brisbane Magistrates Court | Francis Xavier Heerey, Michael Rayner, Heerey family, Jay Younger
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Given the date of publishing and listed authors, I think this is Heerey's diary - A Tasmanian's story of the Great War.
An interesting read, but no annotations to provide context of life at the front his references to colleagues, or decipher his abbreviations

Teresereading Just to explain the pictures title does not appear on either Litsy or GoodReads 4mo
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The Torrent | Dinuka McKenzie
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November reads part 2
Life as a retiree!
Both audiobooks were superb 👌
There was one other book, a WWI diary by a Tassie soldier. An interesting counterpoint to the Palin diary.

DocBrown Congratulations! How long have you been retired? What‘s the thing you‘ve been most surprised by in your retirement? 3mo
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My November reads part 1

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Claire tried her best in the supermarket, she really did.

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Daddy Longlegs | Jean Webster
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Eggs Beautiful 🤍🤍🤍 5mo
Rissreads Awwwww 5mo
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Aunts Up the Cross | Robin Dalton
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My great-aunt Juliet was knocked over and killed by a bus when she was 85.
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There are lots of ways to start a story, but this one begins with a chicken.
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ShyBookOwl Lol 5mo
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Lady Audley's Secret | Mary E Braddon
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Hi everyone
Looking for some help. Earlier this year, I was part of a group reading old novels. We read Lady Audley, I can‘t find that group in my conversations?I would love to re-join if it‘s still going? Terese

Jeg Great photo. Can I ask , where are you? 5mo
Teresereading Thanks! Pambula NSW 5mo
Teresereading Found ‘em! It‘s the pemberlittens, I had a total mental blank, and I learned that our conversations here only go back 12 months. 5mo
CarolynM Beautiful 😍 5mo
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The first time I watched someone die, I was five.
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Mikki Brammer lives in New York, and her debut novel is set there. However, Mikki is from Tasmania, her extended family are from the small town I grew up in, and we are also distantly related!

DocBrown Which small town? 3mo
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My October hard copy reads- 11 titles in all

Teresereading The Blue ARC is Frozen River by Ariel Lawton, a great read 6mo
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Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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Last week I was at the Terror Australis Writers and Readers Festival. Fantastic event with the Ann Cleeves 👏

DocBrown Fun! 3mo
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The Conversion | Amanda Lohrey
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They were almost at the edge of the town when they saw the FOR SALE sign planted in front of a tall hedge.
This a a fantastic ARC from NetGalley.

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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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Above the town, on the hill brow, the stone angel used to stand.
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Red Side Story
Congratulations Barbara @BarbaraBB - isn‘t Litsy great?
#BBGiveaway
@BooksandCats @wanderinglynn

BarbaraBB I love Fforde! Thanks for entering the giveaway! 7mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 7mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love Jasper Fforde - glad he‘s gotten over his writers block 7mo
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