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Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman
Death by Didgeridoo (A Jamie Quinn Mystery)
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Jamie Quinn was still struggling from the death of her mother only six months before – she’d left her job and unable to sleep found each day melded into the next. So the morning her Aunt Peg called, frantically leaving a message on her machine, Jamie ...more
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
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Just when you think that vampires have been done to death (no pun intended … oh, who am I kidding, it was totally intended!), along comes a book that s..." Read more of this review »
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Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne
Sydney Bridge Upside Down
by David Ballantyne
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Harry Baird and his younger brother Cal were let run wild through the summer holidays. Their dad would be at work; their mum had gone away to the city for a few weeks. So Harry and his mates had free reign – their little town of Calliope Bay had
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Mark Twain
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
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Helene Young
“Thanks, Ms Wilding.’

She raised one eyebrow. ‘Who?’

‘You must be Tom’s daughter, the photographer. You look like him. A prettier version, sexy, even.’ His laugh was a smoky rumble as he spun on his heel.

‘Don’t presume to know anything about me, Mr Lawson.’

He hefted his pack and strode away, power in the length of stride.”
Helene Young, Half Moon Bay

Karin Slaughter
“The two women switched to their native tongue. Kate tuned them out. She understood only half of what they were saying. As with most Americans, Dutch sounded to her more like a disease of the throat than an actual language”
Karin Slaughter, Cop Town
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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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Charlaine Harris
“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
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2011 Reading Challenge
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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