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Started this one last night.
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I am sort of keeping pace with myself again, having just finished this book...
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I am actually reading this one right now. I'm all caught up in other words!
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Latest, just finished read. Hopefully this is the start of another series.
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Nearly caught up now - finished this earlier this week.
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It's been quite a while since I caught up with these listings as you can probably tell by now.
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Another from the pile up of things I should have mentioned a week ago.
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Another from the have read pile - this is the 3rd book in the Natalie King series.
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Really like the way that Ellie Marney creates the settings for these books - they feel very real and the people in them authentic.
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A memoir originally published in 2015 I listened to Sue Perkins on the audio version of this and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Another from the past reading pile.
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Okay so there's a spot of catching up going on - I have been so busy reading, I've forgotten to post updates.
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Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist - a few personal comments.
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Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.
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Set in Mexico, among the worst of the worst behaviour of the cartels, and to be frank, men, a union activist makes a stand. Tim Baker has created wonderful characters in Pilar and Fuentes.
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2nd in the Lewis Trilogy, I've pretty much started this one straight after the first, The Blackhouse.
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Event - Launch of Liz Porter's latest true crime book - Crime Scene Asia.
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Started this one last night, it's due for publication sometime soon and so far it's really engaging.
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Latest from the audio pile.
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Started this one over the weekend and didn't get nearly enough reading time to finish it, which has turned out to be a bit annoying as it's very good.
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Technically this is a was reading, as it's been bubbling along in the background as a just a couple of chapters book, until it got to the point where sleep was lost finishing it.
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As you can possibly tell, the weather's gone a bit cooler. So there is more time for reading.
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This is the third book now in the Agatha Christie Book Club series.
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Another from the currently reading pile.
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Listening to this on audio for a change - first book in the DCI Daley series, that I confess to having randomly chosen from a list of audio books.
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One from the weekend's pile
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The latest from the NZ pile.
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Particularly intriguing one from recent day's reading.
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Another from the New Zealand pile read over the weekend.
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Another from the weekend's New Zealand piles.
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Another from the weekend's pile of New Zealand fiction, the second in the Raymond Electromatic trilogy.
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One from a weekend's reading catch up on the New Zealand / Ngaio Marsh piles.
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Another from the New Zealand piles.
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Easter reading pile number whatever I'm up to now.
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Starting off with this one over the Easter long weekend.
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From the current reading pile.
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Another from this year's very varied New Zealand stacks.
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Another from the weekend pile
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Another from the weekend's pile (don't you love cool, slightly damp weekends!)
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From this damp (YEAHHHH) weekend's reading
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From the current pile.
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From the current reading pile.
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And finally, from the past weekend.
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Another from the weekend's reading pile.
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One from the weekend's pile.
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A quick departure from the #yeahnoir pile.
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From the NZ piles about the place - an historical novel set in Dunedin.
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Remembering Peter Temple's work.
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Second from the reading pile from yesterday.
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An enforced day off yesterday with the power out for maintenance meant some reading catching up.
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