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Book Reflections – Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch, Australia’s Most Heroic Woman by Susanna de Vries

My blogger buddy Anna strongly recommended I read Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch, Australia’s Most Heroic Woman by Susanna de Vries. Thank you Anna for the suggestion! How did … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · 3 Comments

Book Reflections – The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

When I was offered a copy of our January book for book group, The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna, I thought I should read it quickly and pass … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do

Anh Do is a famous Australian comedian, writer and actor. He and his family escaped south Vietnam when the communist restrictions became tighter and more unbearable. Anh’s father and brothers … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – In Siberia by Colin Thubron

I love the work of Colin Thubron. In Siberia is a fascinating account of Thubron’s journey across Siberia in 1997. This is the fourth book by Thubron that I’ve enjoyed. … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

I haven’t posted my reflections on a book in a while because I had a pleasantly busy Christmas break and didn’t do much reading. I’ve made up for that now … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Honeyman has an impressive vocabulary. A few times I looked up words, including comestible, anomie, and iconoclast. It was difficult to drag myself away from this gripping book to look … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Book Reflections – Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

I went to a reading of Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw at the excellent book shop Asia Bookroom in Canberra in May 2013. I enjoyed listening to Aw speak … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Boat by Nam Le

This month for book group we read The Boat by Australian author Nam Le. I expected a novel but instead I was pleasantly surprised by a set of unconnected short … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · 8 Comments

Book Reflections – The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

I was attracted to this book because the word running is in the title and the cover art appealed to me. It held the promise of something different. The Memory … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 8 Comments

Book Reflections – The Words in My Hand by Guinevere Glasfurd

My children are avid readers. We bring bags of books home from the library and op shops for them. They silently dive into other worlds and only reluctantly resurface when … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · 11 Comments
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