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Paula Houseman

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Carl Hiaasen, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, David Sedaris

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I grew up in an episode of South Park on an endless loop.

Or so it seemed.

What felt like hard yakka at the time is now a fabulous cache of raw twaddle to draw on.

When I first realised that my early, quasi-fictional home environment had distorted my understanding of selfhood, I became curious about the concept of identity. As a graphic designer, I'd already been creating business ones for others through imagery.

But scratching the surface wasn’t enough for someone who asked a lot of questions. So, I went to university and, majoring in linguistics and sociology, I learned about the power of word usage to shape our identities and realities.

Still not enough, though.

I dug deep into the substratum until it felt like I was schlepping through an
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Why Baby Boomers Are Angry Birds

What Am I, Chopped Liver?

It’s spring in the southern hemisphere. A cause for celebration? Yes! And … no.

It means spring-cleaning and renewal. But we’re not only talking tidying drawers, squeaky-cleaning the kitchen, re-grouting the bathroom tiles, and physical detox, here. We’re also talking cleansing our psychic innards.

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"I liked the book. The main story line is sweet. It’s about two people who grew up as cousins, find out one is adopted and realize they are in love with each other. The main story of Ralph and Ruth is cute, if a bit weird at first. There are multiple " Read more of this review »
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"Cute, funny peek into the life of a quirky engaging character. Loved the references to Jewish culture and religion. This free ARC from VRO was a worthwhile download. A couple of scenes had me holding my sides to contain my loud guffaws. Living halfwa" Read more of this review »
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"This is a funny story. I can't recall any particular thing that stood out for me but I ended the story knowing I enjoyed reading it.

Throughout the book it touched on important topics but with a side of humor it felt light hearted instead of lecturin" Read more of this review »
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A pleasant and easy read, Bottomless Cup is a coming-of-age story that tracks the evolution of the lifelong friendship between octogenarians, Teddy Greenwald and Ray Starck. These two regularly meet and reminisce over coffee in restaurants where they ...more
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“It was an interesting night. I’d never been to a non-Jewish wedding, and Phelan assured me that this one was not the norm. The bride and groom got pissed as newts—he ended up passed out, sprawled face down in his own vomit, while she did the cancan on the bridal table, flashing something old, which apparently was nothing new.”
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message 2: by Nell

Nell Grey Hi Paula,
I am a new writer and this is my first venture. It's an action romance series of four books, beginning with this one. The stories are set in Wales on the Welsh Celtic coast.

The Strictly Business Proposal
The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series #1) by Nell Grey

I'd really love you to read and review it, if you enjoy action romance novels.

Best wishes and hope to hear from you,

Nell Grey


message 1: by Nell

Nell Grey Hi Paula,
I am a new writer and this is my first venture. It's an action romance series of four books, beginning with this one. The stories are set in Wales on the Welsh Celtic coast.

The Strictly Business Proposal
The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series #1) by Nell Grey

I'd really love you to read and review it, if you enjoy action romance novels.

Best wishes and hope to hear from you,

Nell Grey


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