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Trina's comments from the Aussie Readers group.

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Dec 20, 2012 12:11AM

721 I'll just be reading some books I've already got, all of them probably first for the summer challenge, but I'll list them when I go through them.
Dec 18, 2012 02:13AM

721 Finished my LGBT* book Queer. 4 stars.
Dec 15, 2012 11:36PM

721 Just finished my second book for this challenge; The Hobbit which was just a general to read. Rated 5 stars.
Dec 10, 2012 07:00PM

721 adding The Agincourt Bride for my new release.
Dec 05, 2012 01:15AM

721 Just finished my first book for this challenge, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, which was my lit map pick. I rated it 5 stars, and wrote a review that is less of a review and more of my reaction and it can be found here: if anybody is interested.
Dec 01, 2012 12:07AM

721 Ok here goes my actual list:

1. Aussie author: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

2. TBR: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 5/5

3. Food: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

4. Summer book: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson 5/5

5. Australia Day: While I Live by John Marsden

6. LGBT*: Queer by William Burroughs 5/5

7. Christmas: hoping to get a copy of Let It Snow 5/5

8. New release: The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson

9. Literature map: searched John Green, got Jay Asher and so I'll be reading Thirteen Reasons Why 5/5

10. Valentine's day: Atonement by Ian McEwant

11. Fantasy/paranormal/horror: The Waste Lands by Stephen King 5/5

12. Reread or non-fiction: one by Michio Kaku but I've forgotten which I ordered.
Nov 29, 2012 01:01PM

721 Also knocked these off my to read list (let's never mind the fact that I only very recently added them): The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket and The Sixth Extinction by Richard Leakey.
Nov 26, 2012 12:16PM

721 Finished another two: The History of Sexuality by Michael Foucault and The Twelve by Justin Cronin. Sexuality was a huge to read; I picked it up and put it down two years ago (it's quite a heavy read) so I'm glad I've finally finished it!
Nov 19, 2012 01:45AM

721 Oh well, that's weird. It's not doing that for me, but hopefully it fixes itself soon.
Nov 19, 2012 01:25AM

721 Figured it out guys, it's my fault! It works now, just when I linked the review I didn't space between the "here:" and the link. Oops!
Nov 18, 2012 10:49PM

721 Finished The Alchemist, rated it one star, review here:
Nov 15, 2012 07:50PM

721 Finished To Kill a Mockingbird, rated 5 stars. Now reading The Alchemist and The Twelve.
Nov 14, 2012 11:02PM

721 A tentative list:

1. Celebrate Australia! Choose a book from one of our many Aussie authors for this one: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

2. Lighten the load! We will continue to chip away at our TBR shelves... Choose at least one book from your TBR list: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (hoping to read this before the movie comes out)

3. Food! We all love food, and the summer fare is yummy! Choose a book relating to summery foods, salads, barbeques, pavlova, recipes, anything where summery foods might be a topic or even the title!

4. Choose a book with a word related to SUMMER in the title (e.g. summer, heat, beach, holidays etc., I‘m sure you can think of many examples) OR a book that the story is set during summer: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (fire being my summer word)

5. Australia Day is on the 26th January, ( so find something relating to the First Fleet, a National Day, family bbqs and get togethers, even Anzac biscuits...anything relating to our special day: I think I'm going to stretch this one and read While I Live by John Marsden, including it cause it's about a war and I haven't read it in years. It's a stretch, but it's all I've got for it right now.

6. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held in February. It’s one of the largest festivals in the world and is a major draw card for Australian tourism. So choose a book with a gay character or written by a gay author: (I love that this is included, and I haven't read many LGBTQI* books, which is odd, considering I belong to that group) Queer by William Burroughs

7. Christmas is almost upon us, and we will be hearing continual Christmas Carols from now on. Find a book about Christmas, but make sure there's reference somewhere to Carols in the story!

8. New Release...choose a book which is released between 1st December, 2012 and 28th February doesn't have to be by an Aussie author!

9. Have you checked out the excellent Literature Map website Type in the name of a favourite author, choose the author closest to him/her and select one of their books to read: searched John Green, got Jay Asher, so Thirteen Reasons Why.

10. It’s Valentine’s Day in February! Choose a book with a touch of Romance: Atonement by Ian McEwan (I have no idea if it's actually a romance...)

11. Choose a fantasy, paranormal or horror book from your TBR list: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

12. Choose a well-loved book, and re-read it, just because you can:) (if you don't want to do a re-read, choose a non-fiction from your TBR list): going for non-fiction, with Dry by Augusten Burroughs

some of these might change, and I'll have to find books for the ones I left blank. I'll be seeing what everybody else posts!
Nov 14, 2012 06:20PM

721 Paperback Princess wrote: "With this challenge are we meant to complete from 1-12?"
Yep, that's the goal! Good luck for picking books and completing!
Nov 06, 2012 04:33PM

721 Just started reading To Kill A Mockingbird, which has been sitting on my shelf for forever.
Nov 06, 2012 01:37AM

721 I finished Middlesex today, which was a pick for the spring challenge, but cause I read it and it was on my list, has been for ages, I'll add it here too.
Nov 05, 2012 07:14PM

721 Thanks Brenda and Michael :)
Nov 05, 2012 03:41PM

721 I've finished!


The Casual Vacancy 5/5 The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Middlesex Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 5/5
Dark Inside Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1) by Jeyn Roberts 4/5
The Green Mile 5/5 The Green Mile by Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three 4/5 The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King
Deception Point 4/5 Deception Point by Dan Brown

Spring clean TBR: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 5/5

Aussie new release: The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey 5/5, release date Oct 1.

Spring themed: White Oleander by Janet Fitch (an oleander is a flower, it counts) 5/5

YA: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness 4/5

Friend's choice: Choke by Chuck Palahniuk, given to me by a friend who doubled up. 4/5

Another Spring TBR: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami 5/5
Nov 03, 2012 09:42PM

721 Finished my second last book, my yellow book Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1) by Jeyn Roberts rating it 4 stars.
Nov 03, 2012 09:41PM

721 Just finished Dark Inside and it's YA so I figured I'd put it in for this challenge.

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