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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Book readings

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I had a teacher at uni who talked about many things including grammar but also how to read your own writing out loud. I’ve not forgotten the gist of her words and they came...

The Twenty Thousand Thieves by Eric Lambert

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I do not know why I picked up a book about the Rats of Tobruk during a pandemic. Especially as I finished it today in the knowledge that we’d be going into a much...

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A hidden inheritance by Edmund de Waal

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Don’t ask me how this treasure got onto my TBR Pile, I have no memories of that. It is the most amazing story, de Waal uses family heirlooms, ones that were thought lost during...

Creating audio books

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Audiobooks are a challenge to create. They are an added expense and can take lots of time. I don’t have dollar figures for audiobooks but who you choose will make a difference as to...

The Voyage Of Their Life by Diane Armstrong

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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...

The Online London Bookfair

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Almost every year I’ve received an email offering me a free media pass to the London Bookfair. Each year I’ve looked at this email while turning a distinct shade of green. They always send...
symbiont by mira grant

Symbiont by Mira Grant

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I picked up this book at the Nunawading Library sale. Why was I at Nunawading Library? I’m not sure, but there was a good reason. I do remember looking at the books on sale...

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence

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This is one of those books that was banned way back when. It came across my desk some time ago but I only opened it recently. I wanted to find out what all the...
typo rant

Typo Rant

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There are some basics that make every book easier to read. Text free from typos and good grammar are two of these basics. This is what Laura Goodin has to say about grammar: Good grammar...

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

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This is a mixture between detective and romance. I’m using it in the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021 in the book with more than 400 pages category. Despite the romance I managed to make it...