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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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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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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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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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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Thanks to Pan MacMillan for sending me this book and feeding my addiction for books and book collections. My copy of this book is the translation. Minoui is a French journalist. She did what I often do and she wondered about a photo she saw online. Then she did what ...

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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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