So I unboxed a parcel and made video. It seemed fitting to publish another guest post by Sally Jane Smith the day after that video went live. Since her last article for me she’s published her own book, you can see her links at the bottom. (ISBN 9780645139280) “Aama scoffs ...

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It’s only a week since I scribbled words about the first book in this series. I was wondering if I’d write about each book in an individual article or just do a round up at the end. I’m still thinking but this is book two. I’m guessing I’ll be doing ...

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Carlisle is a talented author, but what I really liked about her books was her research. That is until I read this book. This is the book that converted me to loving her writing. This is an anthology, a collection of short stories about Viola Stewart. There is a bonus ...

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There are times I’m drawn back to my childhood. Picking up this book was one of those times. I never understand this book when I first read it, but that was many years ago and I’ve learned much since then. Sounds a bit clichéd but even clichés can be true. ...

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Another of the books recommended to me by Helena’s Curiosity Shop. Probably my favourite pre-loved book shop. Not just another recommendation, but another good book. I’ll be hoping to find more by this author. Set in 1942 in Maryborough, Queensland. This novel is a detective story with an incompetent actor ...

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I get really irate with myself when I open a book in order to scribble a few words about it and find I’ve written nothing on my bookmark. Why couldn’t past me be disciplined enough to scribble a few words so that current me wouldn’t have to dive into the ...

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This is another of my stash from the Book Fair Australia. I bought it because it seemed interesting, and it occurred to me I’m very intuitive when I buy my books. I don’t put too much thought into if the plot sounds good or if the characters excite me. I ...

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This is one of the books I bought at Book Fair Australia. I’m sending four of my book stash to a Christmas Drive as presents for young people. I bought them to give away and this seems a good time and place. I probably should take a photo and blog ...

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If you’re a reader you’ve probably heard of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of printing. He was the first person to invent a moveable-type printing press. In order for a printing press of this calibre to come into being a number of other things had to be invented. These include adjustable ...

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One of the books sold to me by Helena’s Curiosity Shop. I’ve done really well with recommendations from bookshop workers. Out of all the recommendations I’ve had in the past three years there’s only been one I’ve been unhappy with. I’m told it’s a good book, but I just can’t ...

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I bought this book at the op shop. I’ve been doing a lot of looking at books at op shops recently. Trying not to do too much because I come away with books and my TBR Pile is already bursting at the shelves. I’ve probably mentioned before how I have ...

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This is one of those heartrending books that are a delight to read. I bought it at the bookshop, Under the Silver Tree in Broken Hill. It was recommended to me by the manager and I am grateful to her. Having completely forgotten to write my blog last week I ...

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Another of the books I bought at Helena’s Curiosity Shop in Bentleigh. It’s the last one of the set and I’m pretty happy with them all. It’s a lovely story, full of things that illustrate Australia. I’m not saying that people disappearing is lovely, but the way it’s told is ...

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This is one of the books I bought at Helena’s Curiosity Shop in Bentleigh. She helped me choose three books, but this one I picked up by myself because I like the author. It’s one of the book in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. This series seems to ...

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