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Tereses

Tereses

Joined January 2017

Love reading, history, family history, gardening, knitting etc. From Tasmania, a small island at the bottom of the world. Insta: teresereading
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Got this at the library yesterday. While I won't be reading it page by page it's fascinating to dip into. A fan's labour of love. # tribute # harrychapin

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The Pact: A Love Story | Jodi Picoult
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1. probably Jodi Picoult or Donna Leon
2. 9 and quite a few piles
3. Random but sometimes try to group favourite authors or history topics

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New author/series for me. Enjoyed reading about la profonde France, and the villagers' skirmishes with the EU inspectors. Similar vein to Donna Leon's Brunetti.

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Adults | Emma Jane Unsworth
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I never knew it was called the Droste effect but I had one of those books as a child and i was fascinated looking at it. #Adults🙃

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It's Raining! | Gail Gibbons
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Finally we have good rain
#bushfires #rainatlast #itsraining

MrsMalaprop 🙏 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 1mo
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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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And inside

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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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Jealous of my daughter who got to visit world's oldest bookshop in Lisbon yesterday

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The Ladies of Missalonghi | Colleen McCullough
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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!

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City Of Crows | Chris Womersley
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Loving this collection of short stories

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My Year | Roald Dahl
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My GR target was 95, so I am pleased with this result. I also have 10 ‘unfinished‘ on the reading pile and there were four books that I abandoned. In the Reading Women 2019 Challenge I managed 21/26.
#readingwomenchallenge #readinglife #booklover

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Rumpole at Christmas | John Mortimer
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This arrived in the post after Christmas! Connie Willis recommended ‘Spirit‘ in her Miracle collection but it‘s not in this collection 😒. It‘s still fun to reacquaint myself with Rumpole. #oldfriend #rumpole #christmas

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Two more days to go. Might fit two more in. #holidays
I have only managed 18 out of 24 for the #readingwomenchallenge list though. Hoping to get to 20.

JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s a great reading year!!👍🏽 2mo
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Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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Compelling reading. Searing story of Esch and her family as they survive the horror of Katrina. Honest and raw story of poverty and struggle in the rural South.
While at times the storyline is brutal, there is a sense of the quiet strength Esch draws from memories of her Mama and Mother Lisbeth. Thanks to the #ReadingWomenChallenge for leading me to Jesmym Ward.
Book 115 of 2019.
#Mississippi #family

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Watching The Outsiders which I have wanted to since listening to Rob Lowe reading Stories I Only Tell my Friends. Rob Lowe et al. So young ......

MrsMalaprop The book and movie are my absolute faves 😍. 2mo
Tereses The book is waiting for me at the library! 2mo
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Inspired by the short story, we watched this on Christmas Day. #classic

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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A fun read, a bit like a US series of The Crown
An interesting what-if take on history

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The Erratics | Vicki Laveau-Harvie
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Amazing memoir. Incredibly honest retelling.

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Louis & Louise | Julie Cohen
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Airport reading

JennyM Enjoy!!! I really liked this one. Safe travels ✈️ 3mo
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1. The ones that came in Kellogg‘s cereal boxes and the cards from Weet Bix
2. yes and elastics
3. Looney Tunes
4. Bananas
5. No. Packed lunch or sometimes we walked home (Australia)
6. Walked to school

#yourstory
@nu-bibliophile

nu-bibliophile Looney Tunes was a long favorite of mine! 3mo
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Love this

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Tidelands | Philippa Gregory
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Ebook from the State Library. Loving the depiction of life on the tidelands and the impact of King Charles‘ campaigns on ordinary folk . #almostfinished #tidelands #phillipagregory

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Postscript | Cecelia Ahern
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Courtesy of #Netgalley. Loving this sweet sequel, and realising how much the movie changed the storyline.

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The Perseverance | Raymond Antrobus
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Amazing poems about disability, racism, family, life etc etc. My words won‘t do it justice. I can‘t stop thinking about it. I read it through The Pigeonhole but I will be looking for a copy of my own. Highly recommended. #thepigeonhole #raymondantrobus

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Loving this - lots of quotes from Shirely Hazzard. Ebook from our state library.

CarolynM Such a clever idea for a series of books! I've got the one on Kate Jennings. 4mo
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1. Commissario Brunetti - Donna Leon
2. Frankie and Grace
3. No
4. Roast Beef
5. Yes
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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We don‘t ‘do‘ Halloween in Oz, but last year l was in Canada and US. Loved all the decorations, so many pumpkins!!
#spooky50k
@MatchlessMarie

MatchlessMarie Oh dang I didn't think about that 😅🦇 4mo
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Loved this. I hadn‘t heard of it before I read @annebogel .
Poignant and the reflection by author was wonderful as well.

LibrarianRyan AHHHHH.. My FAVORITE BOOK!. The movie is just as good. 4mo
Tereses I‘ll have to track the movie down! 4mo
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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'Time is a funny thing' Loved this explanation of something I heard before but can never explain it to anyone. Multiple attempts to capture it, hope you can make sense of it. Sally Field's memoir is well worth reading.

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Simply superb short stories
#opshopfinds

CarolynM I've never read Shirley Hazzard. Do you have a recommendation? 6mo
Tereses @CarolynM I would recommend Cliffs (short stories) and The Evening of the Holiday. Onl6 two 8 hav3 read so far but both superb 4mo
Tereses ‘ only two I have read‘ ..... 4mo
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On Identity | Stan Grant
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Thought provoking read.

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Innocent Blood | P.D. James
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Its been on the #TBRpile for a while. Its a great plot with multiple twists and a fascinating exploration of nature v nurture. Recommended +++

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The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
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Two recent reads thst used a word I hadn't encountered before 'eldritch'

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Did You See Melody? | Sophie Hannah
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I'm a long time fan of Sophie Hannah, but this was disappointing. Just too convuluted and the motives of the lead characters weren't convincing /coherent.

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The Late Child: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Loved this, bitter sweet. The sisters' madcap road trip across the panhandle was a highlight. Las Vegas to New York and back to Oklahoma.

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Bones | Jonathan Kellerman
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Its been languishing tbe TBR/bookstash for close to a decade. Perfect long read.

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Risk | C.K. Stead
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Day 1 my favourite and neatest bookshelf!

#shelfie
#riotgrams @bookriot

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I have been waiting for Yangsze Choo's second novel for so long, it did not disappoint. Beautiful, lyrical story with ghost stories, tigers, dead twins, trains to the afterlife and Chinese dancehall girls. Set in 1930s Malaysia.

Yangsze Choo is one of the amazing historical fiction writers I discovered onan online historical fiction course . Where do you find new authors to follow?

#historicalfiction #plagueswitchesandwar #librariestasmania

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This was a marathon read for me - the ebook bounced back to @taslibrary several times. Focussing predominantly on the reflections of the adopted Lea children, it was a difficult read in parts. The demise of the iconic @DarrellLea brand paralleled the fracturing of a family.

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Two recent reads. I loved the gentle beauty of Tallack's valley and its people, following the lives of five residents in a remote valley in the Shetlands.
Love Songs was more serious than other books in the Dr Siri series, with its reminder of the horror of the killing fields.
#islandlife #islanders

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Wednesday's Child | Peter Robinson
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1 Great writing, think Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Marilynne Robinson.
2 Holly Hobbie
3 Perfect by David Herbert
4 Gwen Harwood
5 @DaisyReadsBooks

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I loved Clay and the Dunbar brothers. Long awaited novel but do worth it. Several times I had tears running down my cheeks as I read

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The Gallipoli Letter | Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, Michael McKernan
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This has been on my #TBRpile for several years. I think that this is the ideal time to read it, on the eve of ANZAC Day observance.
'Men living in trenches with no movement except when they are digging, and with nothing to look at except a narrow strip of sky.
You would have wept ... two of our finest Light
Horse regiments were wiped out in ten minutes in an attempt to advance a few yards.'
#ANZAC #Gallipoli

CarolynM 💔 10mo
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The Drowning Man | Michael Robotham
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First Robotham that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Led me to a mini Google excursion to explore the Kingsway underpass.
#holidayreading #bookloversday #byronbay
#succulentenvy

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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My reading possie this morning
#easterhols #byronbay

CarolynM Beautiful 😍 10mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Loving this .... and these words are sublime

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Books sorted by colour in a Melbourne opshop. I think it browsing harder. What do others think?

CarolynM Absolutely! Alphabetically by author or at least separated into genres makes it so much easier! 11mo
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Baby | Annaleese Jochems
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My March reads My March reading catchup with a touch of alliteration!
The first three were my long weekend reads at lovely Orford.
Where i got them: 1 ARC, 1 Xmas gift, 1 library loan, 1@bookabuy, 1@littlelibrary, 2 that I purchased. Three writers from my visit to Adelaide Writers Festival #adlww

#bookloversday #bookishgirl #booksofig #bookstack #booksaboutbooks #NZwriters @betterreadingau @bookabuy

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The Cat Who Brought Down The House | Lilian Jackson Braun
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My girl Callie #catsoflitsy

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Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
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1. Too many - Cloud Street, Waterlily by Kate Llewellyn , The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.........
2. Sort of, straighten the doona and give it a shake
3. 24 C
4. Pickles and cheese sandwich
5. Hi to new Littens! Not sure how to tag!

@howjessreads #friYAYintro
Ps it‘s actually early Sunday morning here!

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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This was a first read from this writer for me. Loved it, great plot and intriguing characters. My first visit to New York was late last year which deepened my appreciation of the places and references to events from the era such as Tammany Hall, actress Marion Davies, and The Follies. Another interesting snippet for me was the allusion to a real life story fictionalised in The Paris Seamstress. Love how my reading life builds these crossovers.