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Brenda made a comment in the group Aussie ReadersApril 2014 Read-a-Thon topic
"Our list is looking fabulous! 26 participants so far:) "
Brenda made a comment in the group Aussie ReadersMay Challenge - Books about BOOKS! topic
"Great choices Rosie:) "
Brenda and 3 other people liked Michael's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
" Carel Fabritius was a talented Dutch painter who was considered Rembrandt’s most gifted pupil. His paintings often featured delicately lit subjects against a light coloured background. He moved away from Rembrandt’s renaissance focus and developed... " Read more of this review »
"Thanks Sharon! It was SO good! You would love it - I think you'll love them all:) (Not sure if I'll tweak or not yet) "
For this month's challenge we are going to immerse ourselves completely in Books about BOOKS!
May is starting to cool down, so what better time than to curl up with books, books, and even more books!


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Brenda made a comment in the group Aussie Readers **Autumn Reading Challenge - 2014** topic
Brenda rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Gone by Lisa Gardner
Gone (Quincy & Rainie, #5)
by Lisa Gardner (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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Waking from another heart-stopping nightmare, shaking and lonely, Rainie Connor knew she wouldn’t, couldn’t sleep again that night, so dressing hurriedly, she headed out into the pouring rain to go for a drive. Driving around aimlessly seemed to sett...more
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The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
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More of Brenda's books…
Groucho Marx
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About 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

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

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

Charlaine Harris
“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
Charlaine Harris

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59176 Australian Women Writers Challenge — 547 members — last activity Apr 18, 2014 09:53PM
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May Challenge - Books about BOOKS!
May Challenge - Books about BOOKS!
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2011 Reading Challenge
Brenda has completed her goal of reading 100 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
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2012 Reading Challenge
Brenda has completed her goal of reading 140 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
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2013 Reading Challenge
Brenda has completed her goal of reading 160 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
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