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

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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Here’s a picture of my eldest son in his suit & his grandmother (my mother), taken just before the graduation Formal. High school for him is now officially over!

You can now sign up for the 2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge. Get all the details HERE. I’ve tried to make it as inclusive as possible, so whether you only read 1 nonfiction book a year or 365, you can are welcome to participate and be part of the community.

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich

The Unexpected Truth Anout Animals by Lucy Cooke

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake

Great Australian Rascals, Rogues and Ratbags by Jim Haynes

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New Posts…

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Review: With Love From Wish & Co by Minnie Darke

Nonfiction November: Stranger Than Fiction

Review: American Mother by Gregg Olsen

Review: How To Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent

SIGN UP for the 2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

Once a vigilante, she’s now a cop … but she still plays by her own rules. A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller for readers of Candice Fox and Sarah Bailey.

Ace hacker, ex-prostitute, Jack Daniels drinker and part-time vigilante Lexi Winter returns, now working with the police – mostly – with a new enemy in the target and an old foe at the back of her mind.

Most probationary constables would baulk at chasing a drug dealer into a train tunnel in the dead of night. Not Lexi Winter. She emerges injured but alive, to face the wrath of her boss. Lexi may now be in uniform, but she has as much trouble with authority as ever, and is quietly using her hacking skills to investigate a notorious drug-dealing Sydney crime family with links to her old prey, the paedophile Damon Vaughn.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Finn Carson investigates a death on a Sydney building site … which oddly enough, leads him to the picturesque Wondabyne station on the Hawkesbury River, and Inspector Rachael Langley oversees an investigation that could tie it all together. Lexi holds the key … if only she’ll toe the line …

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A renowned neurologist shares the true stories of people unable to get a good night’s rest in The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep, a fascinating exploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders.

For Dr. Guy Leschziner’s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep—and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares. Demoniac hallucinations frighten people into paralysis. Restless legs rock both the sleepless and their sleeping partners with unpredictable and uncontrollable kicking. Out-of-sync circadian rhythms confuse the natural body clock’s days and nights.

Then there are the extreme cases. A woman in a state of deep sleep who gets dressed, unlocks her car, and drives for several miles before returning to bed. The man who has spent decades cleaning out kitchens while “sleep-eating.” The teenager prone to the serious, yet unfortunately nicknamed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome stuck in a cycle of excessive unconsciousness, binge eating, and uncharacteristic displays of aggression and hypersexuality while awake.

With compassionate stories of his patients and their conditions, Dr. Leschziner illustrates the neuroscience behind our sleeping minds, revealing the many biological and psychological factors necessary in getting the rest that will not only maintain our physical and mental health, but improve our cognitive abilities and overall happiness.

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Jessie Else disappeared the summer the Lambs came to Magpie Beach. Not that the two events were connected at all, in reality; only in my own head, in my own world. They marked for me the end of a certain quiet time and the start of a more complicated living.

Magpie Beach is a quiet seaside town – full of small-town prejudices and small-town cliques. Meg, Rosemary and Lily are all outsiders. Meg and Lily because they came to Magpie Beach to escape their former lives, Rosemary because her upbringing was the subject of much local gossip and upturned noses. The three women come together as friends, partly because their homes are so close together on the outskirts of town – and partly because their neighbours treat them with such suspicion.

When Jessie Else, all of 9 years old, goes missing – it’s easy to see why this small band of outcasts are first on the list of suspects – but what they didn’t realise is that Jessie’s disappearance is only the beginning of their troubles. Soon all those secrets they’ve been trying to hide are going to be uncovered – and nothing will ever be the same again.

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The riveting story of the missing piece of Australia’s World War II history, told by bestselling historian Mat McLachlan (Walking with the Anzacs, Gallipoli: The Battlefield Guide).

During World War II, in the town of Cowra in central New South Wales, Japanese prisoners of war were held in a POW camp. By August 1944, over a thousand were interned and on the icy night of August 5th they staged one of the largest prison breakouts in history, launching the only land battle of World War II to be fought on Australian soil. Five Australian soldiers and more than 230 Japanese POWs would die during what became known as The Cowra Breakout.

This compelling and fascinating book, written by one of Australia’s leading battlefield historians, vividly traces the full story of the Breakout. It is a tale of proud warriors and misfit Australian soldiers. Of negligence and complacency, and of authorities too slow to recognise danger before it occurred – and too quick to cover it up when it was too late. But mostly it is a story about raw human emotions, and the extremes that people will go to when they feel all hope is lost.

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33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. the bookworm
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 01:10:07

    Congratulations to your son, great picture! Enjoy your books this week, The Nocturnal Brain sounds fascinating.

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  2. Diana • Book of Secrets
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 02:12:50

    Congrats to your son! I love his suit. The Rosemary Lamb book sounds good. I’m tempted to join the Nonfiction reading challenge. Maybe it would inspire me to pick up the ones on my TBR shelf. Have a lovely week!

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  3. WendyW
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 02:19:53

    Congratulations to your son! He’s so handsome in his suit!

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  4. Terrie Purkey
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 02:58:43

    Some great books mentioned here! I went exploring and a couple were added to my list.
    Thanks for the visit. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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  5. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 03:15:04

    Great photo and congrats to your son!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  6. Jodie | That Happy Reader
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 03:36:08

    Congratulations to your son! The Nocturnal Brain sounds like one I’ll be adding to my TBR. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  7. A Voracious Reader
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 04:47:39

    Congrats to your son! They grow up so fast, don’t they? I like the sound of your currently reading books, especially The Nocturnal Brain. I don’t read non-fiction very often, but I want to read that one.

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  8. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 04:51:58

    Hi there Shelleyrae! Congratulations with your son’s graduation. He and your mom look so happy!

    I will have to take a closer look at The Unexpected Truth about Animals. Sounds like a title I will enjoy!

    Have a good week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

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  9. Jinjer
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 04:53:03

    I zeroed right in on that Nocturnal Brain book! I was always fascinated listening to one of my co-workers telling me about her out-of-body travels. Not long after that, she had a major brain aneurysm, and survived, thank God. I would love to know what all was happening in her brain and if the two things were related. Like, whether other people have out of body experiences before an aneurysm hits.

    Love that picture of your son and his grandma! Great suit! What’s next for him in his life?

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  10. stargazer
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 05:08:08

    Congrats to your son – lovely photo! I am very interested in neuroscience and always on the lookout for new books. Will definitely look into The Nocturnal Brain.

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  11. Vi @Inkvotary
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 05:48:42

    What a gorgeous picture! They look so happy. Your son looks fantastic in that suit. At first I thought you are joking with your mother. She looks so young *smile* Thank you for sharing the picture with us and happy reading.

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  12. Maureen @ Maureen’s Books 📖 (@MaureensBooks89)
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 06:02:18

    Whay a lovely picture. And congrats as well.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  13. Greg
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 06:08:25

    Aww great pic! Congratulations!!

    I hope you liked the Atlas Paradox. I just finished the Atlas Six last night and I have to admit I’m curious where THAT’S going!

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  14. yvonne473
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 06:36:54

    Congrats to your son! What a great picture of him with your mother. Beautiful! Enjoy your books and have a great week. I followed you back on Instagram 🙂

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  15. thebookdisciple
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 07:29:34

    Congrats to your son! That’s a great accomplishment!

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  16. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 11:55:56

    Oooh, The Nocturnal Brain sounds fascinating! I’m having some sleep issues at the moment (typical “night owl syndrome” stuff), so maybe it will have some answers? Or, failing that, at least it will remind me that things could be worse! 😅

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  17. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 13:08:19

    Congratulations to your son! Love the photo.

    I can’t wait to check out next year’s challenge. I so look forward to this every year.

    I like the sound of The Nocturnal Brain.

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  18. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 13:33:48

    Congratulations to your son! That’s a great picture.

    I’ll be signing up for your nonfiction challenge soon. It’s one of my favorites every year.

    Enjoy your week!

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  19. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 16:22:17

    That’s a lovely family photo! Congratulations to your son and what a beautiful, young looking grandmother! Have a wonderful week, Shelleyrae!

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  20. Stephanie @ Bookfever
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 20:53:27

    Happy Monday! That’s a really great photo of your son and your mother. The Nocturnal Brain sounds like a fascinating read. I’d love to read it!

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  21. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 23:57:35

    Cute photo! Congrats to your son. Have a great week!

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  22. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Nov 22, 2022 @ 02:59:07

    Congratulations on your son’s graduation. Impressive photo!

    I am curious about An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb. Enjoy your week!

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  23. Kathy Martin
    Nov 22, 2022 @ 03:03:58

    Great photo of your mother and son. Retribution sounds really good. I’ll have to look for a copy. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  24. Kathryn
    Nov 22, 2022 @ 07:47:33

    Lovely photo. Your son looks like a giant beside is grandmother. All the best to him for next year’s new journey.

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  25. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
    Nov 22, 2022 @ 08:03:40

    I love that picture! And he looks dashing in a suit!

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  26. Helen Murdoch
    Nov 23, 2022 @ 07:01:16

    Lovely photo of your son and mum! Congratulations to him for finishing high school; I am sure he is more than ready to begin uni after the summer holidays.

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  27. sydneyeditor1
    Nov 26, 2022 @ 21:47:27

    Lexi is back and a probationary constable! Oh, I so need to catch up with this series!

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