Another book for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. I’m determined to finish this challenge so I did some research on Dymocks Top 51 Children’s Books and managed to borrow this book from someone in my local group. I’ve promised to return it within two weeks so I sat down on ...

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This is the sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front. If you think I’ve read the first book you are very much mistaken. I rarely read books in order, why should I start being sensible now? From what I can gather All Quiet on the Western Front is about ...

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This book was first published in 1959. It’s a fascinating look at life from the inside of a teenage boy’s head. Set in fictional Stradhoughton, Yorkshire this book shows us a flawed human being. Billy Fisher is full of himself. He’s a liar, a cheat and a thief. He’s seeing ...

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We had to look at this book in our module talking about the pastoral or the antipastoral. Actually, we were talking about antipastoral with regard to this book. Let me help with a bit of context. Pastoral texts are those that are written with only the good things in mind. ...

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This is one of the books we examined for our unit on Australian Literature at uni this past trimester. The unit was interesting. I started it thinking how excited I was by Australian literature and what I knew about it, I finished pondering how little I actually know. But that ...

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This is a book that was given to me by a friend I’ve known for a long time, such a long time it never occurred to me to tell her about my aversion to romance. I’m here to tell you why you need to read this book and why I ...

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Making Money – Terry Pratchett I’ve really put off reading this book as long as I possibly could, not because Pratchett died last year and there won’t be any more books and I want to put off reading the ones I haven’t read as it makes his death seem less ...

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I made a decision, but you’ve figured that out by now. Yes, I’m going to do another Alphabet by Author but this one is all Australian, I may even narrow it down and do females first but you’ll find out in due course. Today I’m looking at Debra Adelaide. She’s ...

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Taking Leaps and Finding Ghosts by Janet DeLee Everyone has dreams, mine include being totally organised and publishing book reviews at the appropriate time, this time it’s just a dream. Here’s a few words about a book I should have reviewed months ago. Dreams aren’t just for the young, and ...

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This is part of my loot from Nullus Anxietas V, I was a little apprehensive when I saw it in my bag and I really only warmed to it in the last few pages. I suspect it’s out of print so if you like what I have to say I wish ...

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Sea of Many Returns by Arnold Zable As with all of Zable’s books I was moved, not moved to the point of tears but still moved. Sea of Many Returns is a great book about immigration and return from and to Melbourne and Ithaca. This book looks at Xanthe as she ...

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My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara This is a powerful story about a boy growing up due to his love for a horse. He goes from being a dreamer who gets lost for an hour at a time looking at a painting to someone who can look after his sick horse and ...

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Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman For me this book is one of those love/hate ones. I loved the writing style, the people within its pages but I hated them going to war and I hated their treatment of the horses afterwards. Let me go back to the beginning and tell ...

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I adorn artwork, this artwork is much treasured and has been sold well through the Bakaara Market. My artist intends her artwork be for the people and left for the people to see and be inspired, Keinan had other ideas. He took one of my artwork to sell in the ...

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My tiles! My tiles! They’re ripping them off and throwing them into the Loch. Oh, my tiles! The indignity of it all. My roof has been subjected to so many repairs recently and finally the family have abandoned me to stay in that new upstart of a hotel. I was carefully ...

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