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SUMMER READING

Hot weather goes on. Attention span slides. Summer reading continues. A delightfully slack day in front of the air conditioner, and I’m nearly finished Liane Moriarty’s latest, Nine Perfect Strangers. Once again I marvel at the clever way she creates … Continue reading

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CUCKOO’S CALLING

I’m obviously very much behind in my reading, because I until Friday I hadn’t read the first of Robert Galbraith’s (AKA J K Rowling) crime novels while right now the fourth, Lethal White, is selling like hot cakes. Or, more … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING

In the past, at the end of the year, it’s been fun to count how many books I read, and in what genres, and to note the balance of male to female and Australian to overseas writers, and which books … Continue reading

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MERRY JOLLY HAPPY HOLLY GOOD WISHES TO ALL

Last year, I sent Christmas wishes with a cocky in a plum tree. I didn’t get around to anything original this year, and instead from a cache of rather musty-smelling art postcards from the 1960s, found sufficient madonnas and child … Continue reading

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RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR

I’m not sure when or where or even why I scribbled this down. In the King James Version of the bible, Hebrews 13:2 reads: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. On the other … Continue reading

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THE ART OF THE LIST

I am a bit of a sucker for: (a) Stationery, especially journals. I buy a lot of beautiful journals. (b) Resolutions, especially those starting at the beginning of a month, a season or – best of all – the year. … Continue reading

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THE ME, WITHOUT

A rainy day. I headed to the cafe, meaning to hole up with a pot of tea, a toasted sandwich and a book for the whole lunch hour. The book I grabbed from the pile of review copies was The … Continue reading

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THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS

On the plane to Vancouver recently, I watched about half of a movie called Book Club. It starred Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen and Diane Keaton. They played a group of  rich, attractive, over-60 American women, friends for many … Continue reading

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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

I’m still settling back into life after my holiday in Canada. I had nearly six weeks of feeling beautifully fancy free, travelling with only one 30 litre pack which weighed around 6 kilos. Now, back home, it seems that in … Continue reading

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LONG TIME NO SEE

It seems a long time since I sat down to write here. More than seems, actually. Is. The last time I posted was at the beginning of September. Though I was reading (I’m never not reading) my head was elsewhere … Continue reading

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