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…

Thank you for indulging my #mummybrag post last week… 3 exams down, 3 to go!

📚 I’ll be all about the bookish things today! 📚

Are you a fan of Miss Phyrne Fisher in print or on TV? Sisters in Crime Australia features the series author Kerry Greenwood in their weekly Crime Craft series on YouTube. Watch it here, and check out the rest of the videos too!

If you like reading, you should be subscribed to Australia’s Good Reading Magazine.

Nonfiction November starts next month! To learn more visit any of the hosts Doing Dewey Decimal, JulzReads, What’s NonFiction, and Shelf Aware

Is Christmas on you radar yet? It seems too early to me but I’ve added these to my wishlist. A fun pair of socks (zoom in to read) from bookgeek.com.au and this DIY Miniature Library Kit by Robotime (available from Amazon)

 

It’s the last Monday of the month so time to check in with my challenge progress.

Nonfiction Reader Challenge: 11/12

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 61/50

Aussie Author Challenge: 23/24

Nerd Reading Challenge: 38/52

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: 26/25

Social Justice Challenge: 5/5

SwordsnStars Challenge: 7/10

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

Black Cloud by Sandi Wallace

Trust by Chris Hammer

Letters From Berlin by Tania Blanchard

An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins

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New Posts…

Review: Letters From Berlin by Tania Blanchard

Review: Trust by Chris Hammer

Review: Black Cloud by Sandi Wallace

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What I’m Reading This Week…

So,’ said Mora Piozzi, her lawyer, looking down at her laptop. ‘In brief: you are charged with the murder of Stuart Robert Rees, on December 21st, between the hours of ten-forty in the morning and half-past three o’clock in the afternoon.’

Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can’t remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But somehow, from the confines of her cell, she needs to prove everyone wrong.

House of Correction is beautifully written, clever, shocking, twisty, so believable and utterly compelling. This is another stunningly brilliant novel to relish from Nicci French.

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Lucky’s is a story of family.

It is also about a man called Lucky.

His restaurant chain.

A fire that changed everything.

A New Yorker article which might save a career.

The mystery of a missing father.

An impostor who got the girl.

An unthinkable tragedy.

A roll of the dice.

And a story of love, lost, sought and won again, (at last).

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At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ of the carpark, she dreams of escape.

Fellow ‘inmate’, the gregarious, would-be comedian Walter Clements also plans on returning home as soon as he is fit and able to take charge of his mobility scooter.

When Hattie and Walter officially meet at The Night Owls, a clandestine club run by Sister Bronwyn and her dog, Queenie, they seem at odds. But when Sister Bronwyn is dismissed over her unconventional approach to aged care, they must join forces — and very slowly an unlikely, unexpected friendship begins to grow.

Full of wisdom and warmth, The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home is a gorgeously poignant, hilarious story showing that it is never too late to laugh — or to love.

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Winter in Tiverton.

Constable Paul Hirschhausen has a snowdropper on his patch. Someone is stealing women’s underwear, and Hirsch knows enough about that kind of crime—how it can escalate—not to take it lightly.

But the more immediate concerns are a call from the high school, a teacher worried about a student who may be in danger at home. Another call, a different school: a man enraged about the principal’s treatment of his daughter.

A little girl in harm’s way and an elderly woman in danger. An absent father who isn’t where he’s supposed to be; another who flees to the back country armed with a rifle. Families under pressure. And the cold, seeping feeling that something is very, very wrong.

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Thanks for stopping by!

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammy
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 00:18:00

    I love the miniature bookstore! Christmas does seem far away, I don’t think I’m ready to think about it. Hope you have a good week😁

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  2. sjhigbee
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 00:44:39

    Yes… I’ve started buying presents – but I have an insane number of birthdays between now and Christmas! I’m now getting reading for Sci Fi Month in November, which I LOVE:)). I hope you have a peaceful, happy week, Shelleyrae.

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  3. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 01:15:15

    I’ve been a Good Reading Magazine subscriber for years and years now and it’s such a treat to receive in the mail. Also looking forward to Non Fiction November 🙂

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 01:26:11

    I know you will all feel relieved when the testing is over. Six is a lot of tests.

    I’m eagerly looking forward to Nonfiction November. I’m posting early, this Thursday, to get a jump on it. I think I most enjoy seeing others’ recommendations for nonfiction. I always find new good nonfiction this way.

    That miniature library! I added it to my Amazon wish list.

    I look forward to hearing what you think about Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home.

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  5. Iza
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 01:41:57

    I have 4 Nicci French books on my shelf, 4 ! I really need to read them. Those socks are great (the whole shop). Enjoy your books and have a great week 😉

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  6. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 02:11:17

    Christmas is on my radar because I spent last week making Christmas-themed Pinterest pins. Also, it’s snowing here right now, so it sure feels like Christmas time. Good luck with Nonfiction November! I’m participating too.

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  7. globaldig
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 02:17:38

    I love cladestine clubs and good mysteries. I’m reading a book right now that reminds me of my youth, and I’m still trying to figure out if that’s a good or bad thing:)

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  8. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 02:27:02

    Christmas has barely crossed my mind. They mentioned on the news the other day that it was only 60-something days away and I just blocked that out. LOL

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  9. Sam@WLABB
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 03:39:51

    I still have both my parents’ birthdays and I have no clue what to get them. I have no use for it, but that mini library is so cool.

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  10. Vi @Inkvotary
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 03:48:22

    I don´t have Christmas on my radar yet. We take it day by day here. My parents are isolating again with the numbers rising like crazy and so December is far away for us at the moment. Wishing you a wonderful week and keep looking for Christmas presents *smile*

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  11. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 04:33:34

    I am always looking for more funny socks! These seem amazing so I’ll have a look. In the meantime, have a great week 😉

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  12. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 04:49:37

    I bought those socks for one of my friends for Christmas last year! I love that library too. I’ll ask for that when we hang up our traveling shoes.

    I love Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries but my husband isn’t a fan. I could watch it when he’s at work but I very rarely feel like watching TV during the day. I’ll figure something out. I guess I could stream it on my laptop when he decides to watch football….

    I’m excited for Nonfiction November too. I’ve got a backlog of nonfiction reviews and some of them were *fantastic* books.

    Enjoy your week! Good luck to your daughter (I believe?) with her last tests!

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  13. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 05:36:54

    Christmas is two months to go, it can start appearing on my radar slightly yes…!

    I love Phryne Fisher!!!! I’ve watched a few of the adaptations and listened to two audio books. Great fun.

    I enjoy Nicci French’s books as well, will have a look at your latest read.

    Hope you will have a good week ahead. Here’s my The Sunday Post #16

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  14. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 05:57:32

    Looking good on your challenges! I don’t want to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving but I picked up a few deals on things for Prime Day. My daughter has hinted a couple things she wants also.

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  15. Susan
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 09:22:44

    Congrats on how you’re doing on all your reading challenges. You’ve read a lot this year!

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  16. Anne Bennett
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 10:57:21

    Wow. I can’t believe how many books you are reading at once. Those socks are hilarious, too. My Sunday Salon post

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  17. Helen Murdoch
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 11:32:51

    It is never too early to start a Christmas wish list! Think of it as being helpful to those who want to buy you something.

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  18. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 11:50:33

    Yep, I’ll be participating in Nonfiction November. I really must update my Goodreads page…

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  19. czai
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 14:30:12

    aah, that miniature library kit!! I am tempted just because it’s so adorable!!

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  20. Kathryn
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 17:32:01

    Our library gets the Good Reading magazine. Joanna Nell writes well about age, I’ve read her earlier books.

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  21. Greg
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 18:23:12

    Yay Christmas! lol once Halloween is over I’ll be all about the holidays. 🙂 And I started Miss Fisher’s a while back I need to get back to it. Cozy and relaxing. 🙂

    That library kit looks so cozy, I’d love to have that hanging around.

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  22. Louise H
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 22:25:32

    I try not to think too much about christmas until at least November usually. I did have great plans this year that I would scour gift and craft shops for gifts when my husband and I went on all the weekend getaways we had arranged to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Covid-19 has decimated those plans and I’m incredibly wary of going to our local city to shop, so online it will be!

    I’m going to add Consolation to my TBR – nonfiction reading doesn’t appeal but I can challenge myself by reading books that aren’t in my usual genres. It’s also set in England so that’s a bonus too!

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  23. Jade @ Reading with Jade
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 02:09:04

    I’ve seen a few of those little library rooms on social media and they look like a great way to pass some time – a great addition to your wishlist.

    Happy reading & a lovely week to you.

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  24. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 02:34:51

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting that DIY library! Not sure if I’d actually be any good at it, but it’s adorable! Have a great week. Happy reading!

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  25. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 02:35:45

    I love Nicci French, and have pre-ordered House of Correction. I am also eyeing Letters from Berlin, and enjoyed your review.

    The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home resonates with me! I am in a different kind of setting, but the loss of independence is an aspect in both kinds of situations.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  26. whatsnonfiction
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 05:19:22

    150 books already!! You’re amazing! And thanks for sharing about Nonfiction November, very excited you’re joining in again!!

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  27. Kathy Martin
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 05:38:51

    I have started thinking about Christmas yet. I usually wait until at least December 1. Nice sounding assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  28. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 07:45:13

    That mini library keeps popping up on my Instagram feed, I’m obsessed and I love it too, I’ve just no idea where I’ll put it!

    Have a lovely week!

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  29. Gofita
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 10:00:48

    I saw that mini library a little bit ago. What a great gift. I hear shipping is going to be slow so I don’t think it’s too early to get it all in! Have a great week.

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  30. thebookdisciple
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 10:03:14

    I’m always thinking about Christmas! Love the socks!

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  31. Laurie C
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 12:46:56

    I love the sound of the books you’re reading this week! Nicci French has been on my TBR list forever. I thought I would start with her days of the week series, but maybe I should go with a stand-alone instead. I should organize my own messy piles of books not get a dollhouse-sized version, but it sure is cute! Love the socks, too, but novelty socks are always too small for me, so I’d have to get them as a gift for someone else.

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  32. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Oct 28, 2020 @ 01:15:12

    Lol I have those socks!! A friend of mine got them for me last year! I have started shopping for my son already but that is it. I am sort of sad thinking about Christmas this year. 😦

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