I think I won this book at an auction a few years ago, it’s sat on my To Be Read Pile since then. I pulled it off to read it because of its size. Yes, I was being sizist, reading a thick book makes a bigger gap in my pile. ...

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This book was given to me by the author, Tal is in one of my business groups. She is as lovely as the photo on the front cover. I’ve tried to remain objective about this book, but I’ve found it challenging when parts of it resonate with me. This book ...

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Ellen DeGeneres, does she even need a surname or will one name do? It’s really hard to say what sort of book this is. I feel it’s a combination of autobiography and comedy with a whole heap of works thrown in that sounded good at the time. I found this ...

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His full name was Nevil Shute Norway. He dropped his last name to protect his engineering career and to ensure his colleagues continued to think of him as a serious person. At this point in time, sixty years after his death, I find this point to be terribly funny. Nevil ...

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This book is the thirty year history of the famous icebreaker, the Aurora Australis. It was the first and only icebreaker of its kind to be made in Australia. It has a really exciting story, starting with the idea and going all the way to the end of its life. ...

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When I was young I totally fell in love with the books by Arthur Ransome. They were gentle fictional novels which really caught my fancy. They are the reason I enjoy rowing, I’m not particularly good at rowing…I’m more in the camp of go-hard-or-go-home and that’s not terribly good when ...

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Don’t ask me where I got this volume from, I’ve not made a note of that information. Instead I’ve used my bookmark (AKA an out-of-date business card) to make copious notes of things to write about. Some of the notes are in pencil and are very faint. I need to ...

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I have this love/hate relationship with Monkey Grip. It’s an iconic book and very important because of how it’s written, that it’s written by a female and that the author represents womanhood in a totally different manner to how womanhood had previously been represented in literature. And I love/hate it ...

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Another book for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. This one is for the Memoir category. Weighing in at over 600 pages it’s as thick as Schwarzenegger’s muscles. It’s been on my To Be Read Pile for a while. I had been in an op shop delivering books to them and ...

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This book was on my TBR pile thanks to Jeff Kennett. I hear you asking why. I’ve never met the man and have no intention of every attempting to do so. He was Premier of Victoria from 1992 to 1999. During that time he closed many schools, both primary and ...

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