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#AusReadingMonth 2017-2019-2020

  • It has been a long November
  • filled with politics
  • ….USA election and  a
  • …President who is living in a fantasy world!
  • Luckily I had my books as a means
  • …to escape “the Maddness of King Trump”.
  • I  posted 20 books.
  • I tried to complete 3 bingo cards
  • ….and failed in all of them.
  • It is very difficult finding authors in
  • …NT (Northern Territory), TAS and ACT.
  • Thanks to Brona for hosting my favorite challenge!
  • List of Challenges 2020
  • Monthly plan
  • #AusReadingMonth2020  @Bronasbooks
  • Here is my reading list:
  1. Nganajungu Yagu  – C.P. Greene (WA) – (poetry)
  2. Hazelwood – Tom Doigt (VIC) – NF
  3. Pearly Gates – Owen Marshall (FREE SPACE) New Zealand author (novel)
  4. Argosy – Bella Li  (VIC) (poetry)
  5. Fallen – Lucie Morris-Marr (VIC) – NF
  6. We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know – S. McNeill (WA)
  7. Fall On Me – Nigel Featherston (TAS)  (novella)
  8. Comrade Ambassador – G. FitzGerald (TAS) – NF
  9. City On Fire: The Fight For Hong Kong – A. Dapiran (FREE SPACE) – NF
  10. Dolores – L.A. Curtis (novella)
  11. Simpson Returns – W. Mcauley (VIC) (novella)
  12. Icefall  – S. Gunn (WA) (novella)
  13. Girl Reporter  – T. Roberts – (novella) (TAS)
  14. Waiting for the Past  – Les Murray  (NSW) – (poetry)
  15. An Item from the Late News – T. Astley (QLD) (novel)
  16. Empirical – L. Gorton (poetry) (VIC) – (poetry)
  17. Ruby Moonlight – Ali C. Eckermann  (SA) – (poetry)
  18. Things I’ve Thought To Tell You Since I Saw You Last  – P. Layland  (ACT) – (poetry)
  19. Penny Wong – M. Simons (SA) – NF
  20. The Altar Boys – S. Smith (NSW) – NF

#AusReadingMonth2019

#AUSReadingMonth 2019  kick-off  Q&A

  1. My heart broke when I heard that Louis
  2. …the koala who was saved
  3. by a very brave woman….had died.
  4. This #AUSReadingMonth 2019 will be overshadowed by
  5. some of the worst bushfires in Australian history.
  6. Help the climate…..#ShutDownAdani  coal mine!
  7. Many thanks to Brona for hosting…
  8. Link #AUSReadigMonth wrap-up @Bronasbooks
  9. I enjoyed all my books.
  10. Happy that I completed the BINGO CARD!

Books:

  1.  A Kindness Cup –Thea Astley
  2. The River in the Sky – Clive James (epic poem) RIP 1939-2019
  3. The Endsister – Penni Russon
  4. Sea People – C. Thompson – NSW 2019 History Award
  5. Boys Will Be Boys – Clementine Ford
  6. Dr Space Junk vs Universe: Archaeology the Future – A. Gorman
  7. The Phoenix Years – Madeleine O’Dea
  8. An Unconventional Wife – Mary Hoban
  9. Adani: Following Its Dirty Footsteps – L. Simpson
  10. It’s Raining in Mango – Thea Astley
  11. Troll Hunting – Ginger Gorman
  12. The Thinking Woman – Julienne van Loon
  13. Broken M. A. Butler Victorian Literary Award  2016 (drama and literature)
  14. TILT Kate Lilley  Victorian Literary Award Poetry 2019
  15. Tide of Stone K. Warren 2018 Aurealis Award  Best Horror Novel

  1. NT – Broken – Mary Anne Butler (play)
  2. TAS – The Endsister – Penni Russon
  3. SA – Boys Will Be Boys – Clementine Ford
  4. VIC – Tide of Stone – Kaaron Warren
  5. FREE – The River in the Sky – Clive James
  6. WA – The Thinking Woman – Julienne van Loon
  7. QLD – The Kindness Cup – Thea Astley
  8. NSW – The Phoenix Years – Madeleine O’ Dea
  9. ACT – Troll Hunting – Ginger Gorman

 

#AusReadingMonth2018 – not hosted by Bronasbooks

 

#AusReadingMonth2017

Summer in Australia…..

 

  1. Life happens….when you made other plans.
  2. I don’t know who said that but  this adage is so true.
  3. That is what happened to Brona
  4. ….during her fifth #AusReadingMonth challenge.
  5. A family loss, arrangements to be made comforting others while you need
  6. …so much comfort yourself.
  7. And then trying to pull yourself together and  get on with life.
  8. But that is sometimes easier said than done.

 

  1. I discovered #AusReadingMonth 4 years ago.
  2. I progressed from one book, to 1 massive Australian classic, to 6 books
  3. …and this year 16 books!
  4. I read short stories , crime fiction, classics, non-fiction, fiction
  5. …and even a paranormal/speculative fiction (1)!
  6. I was in the Tanami Desert and on the Silk Road (dark web) searching for drugs.
  7. I was in WA with the most lovable families the Lambs and the Pickles.
  8. I saw ghosts! I rode with the Kelly gang,
  9. …wrote political satire poems with C.J. Dennis.
  10. I solved a murder…finally found Tasmania on the map.
  11. My finest moments were learning more about the aboriginals
  12. …and meeting some old friends, Thea Astley and Nevil Shute.
  13. I pushed myself….to read, read and read some more.
  14. Why?
  15. I did it for Brona.
  16. When a friend stumbles you support them in any way you can.
  17. I’m not close to Australia….actually on the other side of the world.
  18. But I had to be there for Brona, that’s what ‘reading friends’ are for.
  19. I had energy for two….and I read for both of us.

 

  1. There will come a time in 2018  when I stumble
  2. ....a reading ‘burn out’.
  3. I know I will get an encouraging  ‘twitter’  message that will comfort me.
  4. Brona,  November….
  5. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
  6. …as Dickens would say.
  7. I had the BEST  #AusReadingMonth….ever,  thanks.

Books:

  1. My Place – S. Morgan
  2. Cloudstreet – T. Winton                                      
  3. True History of the Kelly Gang – P. Carey
  4. Silk Road – E. Ormsby –
  5. The Grief Hole – K. Warren     
  6. The Hands – S. Orr
  7. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss
  8. A Boat Load of Home Folk – T. Astley                           
  9. A Town Like Alice – N. Shute
  10. Essay:  Why She Broke – H. Garner -Walkley Award 2017 Feature Writing
  11. Position Doubtful – K. Mahood
  12. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
  13. Portable Curiosities – J. Koh 
  14. Salt Water – C. McLennan – READ
  15. Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell  – L. Milligan  2017 Walkley Award