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Monday musings on Australian literature: The novel in Australia, 1927-style, Part 1

Nettie Palmer was one of Australia’s leading literary critics, not to mention essayist and poet, through the 1920s to 1940s. I have mentioned her several times in this blog, including in my post on… 965 more words

Australian Literature

Stacking the Shelves (1)

Hi, everyone. I already do a few weekly memes, such as Top Ten Tuesday, and my own What I’m Working on Wednesday, so this isn’t an official meme that I’ll be doing every week, but I thought that I’d try it out once, and since I have a pretty sizable book collection that I acquired this week, I figured why not now? 465 more words


BBC The Big Read Top 100 Books

For almost a year now I have been working my way through the BBC’s top 100 books, as chosen by the public. As much as I love to read I find that if I don’t have goals I get lazy. 808 more words


The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - Saint Augustine

With both last month’s book (Helping Me Help Myself) and this month’s selection (The Art of Eating In), the story has the potential to inspire the reader to try some of the techniques discussed in their own life.  61 more words


Crime fans - top rated picks 2014 from Leeds Readers

So many great new crime novels are added to stock every week, but these are Leeds Readers top rated reads so far in 2014– every one has been given 5 stars! 2,841 more words


The List

My Goodreads “to read” list has 21 books right at this moment. When did I add the first book on the list? Jan 3, 2013 (make that 22 I added one while looking at how many I had). 330 more words


Summer Reading

You’re busy. Reward yourself by taking time each day to open a book and explore the world through reading.

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