This book has been on my TBR Pile since 2009. I can date it pretty precisely because it comes from my Step-Dad’s library and that’s when he died. I have a number of books from his shelves and a lot of great memories. This book is in the memoir category ...

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I picked up this book at the Nunawading Library sale. Why was I at Nunawading Library? I’m not sure, but there was a good reason. I do remember looking at the books on sale and thinking this looked promising. I put it on my TBR pile and left it long ...

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This is one of those books that was banned way back when. It came across my desk some time ago but I only opened it recently. I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about without doing lots of research…although, some people might think that reading the entire ...

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This is a mixture between detective and romance. I’m using it in the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021 in the book with more than 400 pages category. Despite the romance I managed to make it through, but I did consider giving up a few times. What kept me going were the ...

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This is a condensed version of one of those iconic Australian books that I should have read many years ago, many years ago. Having finally read it I understand why. The writing in this book is not terribly sophisticated but the information revealed does show an incredible amount about Australian ...

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This book is an authorised history of the Rothschild family of Europe. I knew some information about the family from a genealogical point of view as it was part of a session at a genealogical conference I attended some years ago, but very little about the actual reach of the ...

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This book is part of the Dymocks Reading Challenge for 2021. It goes into the Ask a Dymocks bookseller category. I was walking through Chadstone Shopping Centre three weeks ago before this latest outbreak of Covid shut everything down. I saw Dymocks and had to go in for photos. While ...

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I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, not on purpose as I’ve been choosing the books by their spines. I will read something else in due course, but my current book is also non-fiction. With less than fifty pages to go of my current book I promise to choose ...

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I took this book from my TBR Pile last week purely because of the spine. It is black with the words Oodgeroo Kathie Cochrane in white, capital letters. It struck me as a good book to read, I hadn’t realised that we’d be going into National Reconciliation Week, the year ...

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This was one of the books given to me to place in a Little Library. The person also recommended I should read it before sending it off for someone else to read. Holy moley! This is the story of Anna. She is a Surplus and has been delivered to Grange ...

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This author is one of those people whose writing I treasure. Jones has the ability to take me straight into a world I would never have dreamed of. It is beautifully written and I find myself empathising with a number of the characters. The premise of the story is that ...

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I obliquely referred to this book last week. It’s a good follow on from Harry by Julie Carbone. While Harry gives us a good taste of what it can be like to be a shearer, Outback Legends gives a quick overall view of some outback heroes; people who have been ...

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Past me put some money on this book in a crowdfunding campaign. Past me received the book and promptly forgot about it. I must have put it on my TBR Pile and I’m glad I did. Current me is glad I picked it up a few days ago. It was ...

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I received this from Bionic Book Subscription. It’s the second of the three month subscription they’ve given me. I’ve been a bit slack in reading all three books. I still haven’t even opened the third parcel from them. It’s sitting on my desk and I’m wondering if I’ll do an ...

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This is the last book I wish to read from the pile I was given to place into little libraries near me. After today I’ll start placing them in libraries for others to read and enjoy. This book is a hard book to enjoy as it deals with the Holocaust ...

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