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Been hearing lots and lots of whispers about how good this interesting approach to true crime is.
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A man washes up on a beach in the Hebridean Isle of Harris. Who is he, how did he get there and why does he have the feeling that he has done something unforgivable?
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Due for release in early March so review will be published around then.
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The 2nd in the Harry Belltree trilogy and the book I finished this afternoon when I should have been working.
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From earlier in this week - something I've wanted to read for a while, so one of my "just because" reads for this month.
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The 4th book in the excellent Cate Austin series, because I'm an absolute idiot, I've missed the 3rd. Now will have to restack the teetering stacks!
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This book, from India, has such a wonderful sense of place and culture, partially due to the "tone" of the writing, which is beautifully lyrical.
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A run down on reviews and books read during December.
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Third book from 2 time Ned Kelly Award winner - I've been hoarding this just a little, until I could sit and do a one / two sitting read. Perfect for the last weekend of holidays then.
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Wanted a change of pace and something from the true stacks.
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It's always a Good New Year when you open a book from Adrian McKinty and from the starting paragraph you're hooked.
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When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others - demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....
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Technically I'm not here - we're taking a few weeks off from computers to try to recharge battered batteries. It's been so bloody hot here we've nearly melted and nope it hasn't rained. Not a bloody drop.
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Best of 2015 (Up until now of course, there's still some December left).
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Robert Goodman's Year in Review on PS News
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Reading this for a series review at Newtown Review of Books.
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Read this one over the weekend. Review to come.
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November Monthly Summary.
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Like a slow burn? Then this could be a good read for you.
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Didn't get a heap of reading done over the weekend (went to see The Dressmaker yesterday which took a big chunk out of the day), but I did start this one last night.
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A change of setting and some very high paced action.
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From the "should probably have already read this" but now reading for next f2f bookclub meeting...
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Debut from Kiwi based writer Ray Berard, which came with a very big rap from Craig Sisterson.
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2nd book in the DI John Mahoney series, set in Tasmania.
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The 3rd Cormoran Strike novel, and the 2nd that I've read in the last week :)
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October Monthly Summary.
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There's nothing like a new Wyatt to make a reader very happy.
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Another from this past week's reading (got a lot of catching up done) - this from NZ based author Katherine Hayton.
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One of those books that I could have sworn I'd read, but then couldn't find a note of it anywhere. Got into it and realised, nope, hadn't read it.
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A debut novel steeped in archaeology and librarianship, very much from the cosier end of the crime fiction scale.
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Set in Australia, written by an English author, from the world of international diplomacy.
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Having just had a week of holidays (well partially holidays / partially off-air because we hit the limits of our Internet data cap and have been desperately trying to avoid being shaped which meant no non-essential online activity), got a fair bit of reading done!
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Latest thriller in the Dan Taylor series, which I will admit to really liking.
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No idea what to expect with this one but felt like something a little different. Got that.
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Having got out of order on these, now going back to read the first of the Ash Henderson books.
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Debut book from Australian author for review at Newtown Review of Books.
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I started this a while ago and had to put it aside due to scheduling, but it stayed with me. Now real life is intruding on finishing it in a most annoying manner.
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Bit of a self-indulgent pluck from the middle of books that I should be reading.
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Recently launched, ‘Provocare’ is a multimedia verse thriller created by Meg Vann, writer; Mez Breeze, interaction designer; and Donna Hancox, research lead for Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
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Author that lives in Brisbane, who has written a book set in a particularly brutal part of the New Zealand wilderness.
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September Monthly Summary (told you I had a cunning plan).
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A thoughtful, introspective, and principled writer whose observations have meant much to this reader.
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One more from over the long weekend.
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Got quite a bit of reading done over the weekend what with the heat and daylight saving meaning I had an extra hour of a night to get a few things done. He's off to Amsterdam middle of this week though so I'm not promising this can / will continue.
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First from a long, hot weekend of reading. Did I mention hot. It's OCTOBER and it's stinking. Sigh.
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Paul Cleave became the Crown Prince of antipodean crime writing when his thriller FIVE MINUTES ALONE was named the winner of the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel on Sunday night.
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The final from the week off's reading, a book I've been looking forward to very much.
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Another from the week off - am really behind with this series, so hope to start the second soon.
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As is always the way when we take a week off in Spring to get started on fire season preparations, there's an arctic blast that drives freezing cold winds through. No rain of course, but lordy it's cold out there so we all (me / him when he's not in the shed doing mysterious things, Meg the old dog, Mambo the Puppy, and Injira the new terrier, 2 hiding cats) are in front of the fire. They're snoring. I'm reading. There is red wine.
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Have taken a week away from the computers so a bit of "whatever I want" reading is being fitted in around farm chores.
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