This book came across my desk as part of a deceased estate. It was a privilege to see those books, there was such a wide variety. Anything from Romanian texts, to Italian texts, to English literature and a miscellaneous mixture of other stuff. I took most of the English literature ...

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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 Instead I’ve used my bookmark (AKA an out-of-date business card) to make copious notes of things to write about.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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Another book from a deceased estate. The late owner had a reasonable size of English literature as well as novels in both Romanian and Italy. Many of the English literature novels ended up in my To Be Read Pile. Nabokov was a very talented man. Not only did he write ...

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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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You may have heard of the series of TV movies with Rowan Atkinson in the starring role of Maigret. This book is one of the series of books written by Georges Simenon with Chief-Inspector Maigret as our protagonist. They have been translated from the French, this title was translated by ...

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Everyone’s favourite singer, for a given value of everyone. I’ve wavered between liking Elvis Presley and not liking him depending on what stage of life I’ve been in. Having read this book I’m now quite ambivalent and don’t know whether I like him or not. Whether the author planned on ...

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This volume is just brilliant. My Mum brought it back for me from the US last year. She had been visiting my nephew and he took her to The Book Thing. I was about to say The Book Thing is the best invention since sliced bread but I decided the ...

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One of those books I picked up, without the song, at Continuum last year. I also used it for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020 for the Book with a colour in the title category. ‘Continuum is Melbourne’s annual fan run speculative fiction and pop culture convention’, I reckon it’s aimed ...

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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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Another book for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020 I read it ages ago but never got around to writing anything about it, until today. I read this for the ‘A book by an Indigenous Author’ category. It had been on my To Be Read Pile for a while so I ...

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Picked this from my TBR Pile for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020 for the ‘A Book of Short Stories’ category. I knew it wouldn’t disappoint. I’ve been reading Peter Haining for much longer than I care to remember, he is the best when it comes to collections of short stories. ...

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Another book in the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. This book ticked off the ‘book with a red cover’ category for me. I’m loving this challenge, some of categories are rather vague and can be interpreted in a number of ways making it easy enough to find books to fit. I ...

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