It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? meme is hosted at BookDate

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

It’s been a week already?

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

 

Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney

Poly by Paul Dalgarno

The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland

Reasonable Doubt by Xanthé Mallett

The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

 

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New Posts…

 

Review: Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney

Review: Poly by Paul Dalgarno

Review: The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland

Review: Reasonable Doubt by Xanthé Mallett

Review: The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

 

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

Criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac return in this new thriller from author Michael Robotham. Who is Evie, the girl with no past, running from? She was discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Her ability to tell when someone is lying helped Cyrus crack an impenetrable case in Good Girl, Bad Girl. Now, the closer Cyrus gets to uncovering answers about Evie’s dark history, the more he exposes Evie to danger, giving her no choice but to run. Ultimately, both will have to decide if some secrets are better left buried and some monsters should never be named.

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In 1960, newly minted teacher Peter O’Brien started work as the only teacher at a bush school in Weabonga, two days’ travel by train and mail cart from Armidale.

Peter was only 20 years old and had never before lived away from his home in Sydney. He’d had some teaching experience, but nothing to prepare him for the monumental challenge of being solely responsible for the education of 18 students, ranging in age from five years to fifteen. With few lesson plans, scant teaching materials, a wide range of curious minds and ages to prepare for, Peter was daunted by the enormity of the task ahead.

Bush School is an engaging and fascinating memoir of how a young man rose to a challenge most would shrink from today. It tells movingly of the resilience and spirit of children, the importance of learning and the transformative power of teaching.

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Two families escape the rat race to holiday at a remote coastal retreat, but what lies are they telling themselves and each other? The new family drama by beloved Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer

Ashley has recently lost her husband. Daughter Emily is being bullied online.

Best friend Nikki is holding a huge secret. And why is husband, Chris, receiving so many text messages lately?

Their teenage children are glued to technology, be it PlayStation, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat . . .

The two women hatch a plan: for three weeks, both families will stay in a rustic, remote coastal camp with no phone reception. While the teenagers struggle to embrace this new world of self-entertaining in the rugged bushland, the adults are trying to maintain a certain facade. Soon, around the flames of the camp fire, their tiny white lies might just begin to be exposed.

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As a child, Berry McCalister’s family was torn apart by shocking violence. Eleven years on, she returns to the small town of Harlington, determined to confront the past and, finally, to cut all ties and sell her family’s farm.

Complicating her desire to get out of Harlington, Berry is drawn to her childhood crush, Nate Tarant, He never knew she existed back then. But things change and this time, Nate seems to be very much aware of her presence.

While in town, Berry begins to question the long-believed story of what happened to her family. Someone in Harlington is hiding a secret – one that could not only change her life but also alter the past.

Will she ever find out the truth and can one old rumour shed light on the real events of that night?

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Thanks for stopping by!

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammy
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 00:28:31

    I love “JOMO”, I’m going to adopt that as my new motto😁 And Bush School sounds so good, I hope you enjoy!

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  2. Berls
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 00:44:21

    I hadn’t heard of JOMO before this post, but OMG I love it. Very appropriate for me 😍.

    I hope you enjoy your reads!

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  3. sjhigbee
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 01:19:17

    JOMO sounds like a very sensible thing, right now – I’ll share it with my friend who is isolated while shielding her mother, recently diagnosed with cancer… I love the look of Bush School. Have a good week, Shelleyrae:)

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  4. kaysreadinglife
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 01:20:58

    Yes, JOMO seems like a plan right now. Ha! I’ve loved books by Michael Robotham in the past and have read a bunch. I haven’t tried this new set as yet, but it will likely appear on my reading path in days to come. Hope you have a good week!

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  5. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 02:14:03

    I read a book last week by Katherine Center. She shared the steps of forgiveness. The last one was a step I’d never heard before. It was about finding the positives in what happened. All of this made me think about forgiving the virus; it can’t help itself, can it? And looking at the good parts of the virus is something we should consider. Yes, JOMO.

    I hope you will get to Bush School soon and tell us all more about it. I’m always fascinated with stories about teachers.

    I hope you have a good week.

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  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 02:15:56

    I loved Playing Nice…and I am eyeing the Robotham book. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. thebookdisciple
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 02:22:26

    JOMO… that is brilliant!!

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  8. Trin Carl
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 02:42:05

    Jomo, so fun! I like me some jomo every now and then, especially in August when I get real despondent. thanks, you made my day!

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  9. fuonlyknew
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 02:49:41

    JOMO sounds great! I’m reading a science fiction series right now called Luminal Sky and really enjoying escaping for a while:)

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  10. Jen G. (Introverted Reader)
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 03:23:44

    My sister and I were just texting about JOMO this morning. She needed a day to herself and she took it. Enjoy your week!

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  11. Lola
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 03:48:34

    Looks like you had some good reads this week. I like the idea of JOMO, I read a book last year with that as the title.

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  12. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 05:44:44

    Seems you have a great outlook and some wonderful books to read. You read the best things which I often want. Some are here and some are not.

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  13. natflixandbooks
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 05:48:37

    When She Was Good looks interesting. JOMO made me smile. That’s definitely my outlook. Happy reading!

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  14. Sam@WLABB
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 06:27:43

    I can related to JOMO, except that I miss my kid. It’s been more than 6 months since I’ve seen her. Hope you are doing well!

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  15. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 06:44:11

    When She Was Good has me intrigued, Nice reading list! I love JOMO!

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  16. yvonne473
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 06:44:35

    Love JOMO. I have to remember that. Tiny White Lies sounds really good. I hope you have a great week!

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  17. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 06:51:20

    I’m totally embracing JOMO!

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  18. Tracy (@Cornerfolds)
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 07:28:34

    As an introvert, I’ve been embracing JOMO for most of my life! XD

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  19. Greg
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 09:43:51

    I like that Joy of missing Out! That sounds pretty good to me actually… 🙂

    Hope you are well this week!

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  20. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 10:03:01

    I totally have JOMO! Happy reading and have a great week!

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  21. Helen Murdoch
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 10:43:07

    JOMO is a good one! I had only heard the FOMO version, but these days JOMO seems to fit better.

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  22. Stormi D Johnson
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 13:24:51

    Not really enjoying JOMO, I like going places when I want too even if I like staying home too. Enjoy your reads!

    Stormi

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  23. Mystica
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 15:47:45

    I’ve tried to track Fiona Palmer down so far no luck – I find the story very fascinating.

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  24. Kathryn
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 16:46:36

    Bush School sounds like a really good read and I have the Fiona Palmer book on reserve at the library for when it becomes my turn. All the best for the coming rest of the week.

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  25. Jade @ Reading with Jade
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 18:52:25

    JOMO – I love that!

    Bush School and the Fiona Palmer book sound interesting, I’ll look in to those.

    Happy reading & a lovely week to you!

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  26. Marg
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 21:08:49

    Love the idea of JOMO!

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  27. Beth F
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 21:28:23

    JOMO!!! Love it! Bush School looks really good.

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  28. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Aug 10, 2020 @ 22:12:06

    I’m good with JOMO! I hate the circumstances, and I miss my family gatherings, but the slower pace has actually enhanced our lives. My son is actually thriving – since March his language has exploded, he has learned so much. It is crazy. I feel like he needed the time and the space he wasn’t getting between his preschool and three times a week therapies. Don’t get me wrong, those were very important and still are, and I am eager to get him back, but this time hasn’t hurt him either so I am super relieved!

    The Bush School looks excellent!

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  29. Lynn
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 00:54:56

    Bush School sounds very interesting! I hope you are enjoying it!

    Have a great week!

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  30. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 01:17:09

    I love JOMO! I’m definitely more of a JOMOer than a FOMOer…

    Hope you enjoy your books and have a good week!

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  31. Lisa
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 01:31:20

    I love JOMO! I think that will be my new motto. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  32. Kathy Martin
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 04:43:57

    Your books all sound good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  33. Louise H
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 05:09:20

    All four books sound great, such a varied selection. I do like the writing style of aussie authors too.

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  34. jessicabookworm
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 05:37:12

    Sounds like you have been doing some great mystery reading, Shelleyrae and I also really like the premise for The Bush School. Take care and happy reading this week!😃

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  35. Literary Feline
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 06:59:30

    Oh yes, JOMO. 🙂 I have enjoyed Michael Robotham before. His books are good! I hope you enjoy your reading and have a great week!

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