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Wednesday Reads – A Fictional Woman by Tara Moss

This was another audiobook I’ve listened to recently and having it read by Tara Moss herself gave it extra poignancy given the personal nature of much of this account of the treatment of women in today’s society.  Moss recounts her … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Recently I’ve found myself reading or listening to a number of non-fiction books, not my usual fare.  However, the break from fiction has been something of an education for me.  Firstly on the lives of Islamic women in the Middle … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Had I just noticed this book in the bookstore or library I would have walked right on passed.  The title did not grab me at all, in fact it had quite the opposite effect, making me think this is absolutely … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This is one of the those books with a lot of hype surrounding it.  On the best seller list and with everyone raving about it, I was feeling a little apprehensive about reading Gone Girl.  So often I’m left disappointed … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – The Last Days of the National Costume by Anne Kennedy

Take a work-from-home dressmaker, an Irish dancing costume, an adulterous client and a very long Auckland blackout and you pretty much get this book, The Last Days of the National Costume.  The premise is intriguing, the characters and their relationships … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

A while back I wrote about the book rut I was in after failing to finish a number of books in a row and having difficulty finding something that filled the reading void.  In the comments section I had a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – All I Know by Mary Coustas

  I must be one of the few people (or women?) in Australia who didn’t see the Mary Coustas interview last year on 60 Minutes…. or was it that other program?  I’m just not into shows like that in general … Continue reading

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Wednesday Read – Murder with the Lot by Sue Williams

  “His voice had more husk than a woman in death-grip underwear can generally withstand.”   A quintessentially Australian murder mystery set in the declining one horse town of Rusty Bore, in Mallee country, Murder with the Lot is a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – The Messenger by Markus Zusak

  “My full name’s Ed Kennedy. I’m nineteen. I’m an underage cab driver. I’m typical of many of the young men you see in this suburban outpost of the city — not a whole lot of prospects or possibility. That … Continue reading

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Wednesday Read – A Place in the Country by Laura Shaine Cunningham

  This was a book I had heard nothing about.  A friend had lent it to me though she hadn’t read it yet.  It’s the kind of book that you might find on a discount table out the front of … Continue reading

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