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Book Review – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Two years ago when I was working four days a week, studying part time and trying to keep on top on the house, get the kids fed, clothed and where they needed to be when they needed to be there, … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Boy on the Bridge

I’ve been contemplating a few things to write about today in an effort to get into something of a regular blogging habit again and I finally settled on a book review. Given it’s been quite a long time between book-related … Continue reading

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What I read in 2014

2014 would have to come close to the biggest year of reading I’ve ever had.  It was helped along by some real page turners, the countless picture books my children have been read, Miss Five’s discovery of chapter books and … 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 – The Promise by Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a much acclaimed Australian writer, apparently.  I have to say I hadn’t heard of him or his other works.  I think I should feel slightly embarrassed about that because he is clearly a bloody good writer.  I … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

First up a confession – I didn’t read this book, I listened to it!  I still count it, others would not.  You make up your own mind. Nine Parts of Desire is written by one of my personal favourite authors, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

I saw Richard Flanagan on Q and A a couple of weeks (or months perhaps) ago, he was not at all what I expected.  He looked like a typical farmer ad sounded like a true ocker Aussie.  Mind you what … Continue reading

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