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" Anna wrote: "for number 5 where one needs to be read each month... does it have to be completed within that month?"

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Mistake Creek by Rachel Amphlett
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Mistake Creek by Rachel Amphlett
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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
"“…storytelling is the noblest profession of all. The currency there is imagination; instead of buying something with coins you buy it with a good story. Libraries aren’t known as libraries but as ‘banks’ and every fairy tale is worth a fortune”

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman has a brilliant mind!
I loved his last book, A Man Called Ove, and I absolutely Loved this, his latest book.

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Jenn J. McLeod
“An improbable set of circumstances.
An impossible situation.
How long could she hold on to the truth? Should she hold on?...Was she obligated to protect the deceptions of the dead when the truth might somehow help the living?”
Jenn J. McLeod, Season of Shadow and Light
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Groucho Marx
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

Eleanor Roosevelt
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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
tags: humour

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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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