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Odyssey In A Teacup by Paula Houseman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: blog-tour, recomendations

I absolutely loved it!

This is book 1 in a series of 3.

The story is told in the first person by Ruth Roth, a young, Jewish, Australian girl, who shares with us her trials and tribulations of growing up, marriage, parenthood and beyond. I love that she has sarky, expressive pet names for people she dislikes, and that two of her cousins do not even merit a capital letter when their names are written - which speaks volumes about their value in Ruth's eyes. The story and characters feel very real - perhaps autobiographical - and brought back some lovely (and some not so lovely) memories of my own family interactions.

Houseman's witty, innuendo-laden, satirical writing style appeals to my sense of humour, and it wasn't long before I was crying with laughter. I laughed so hard at some parts that I could no longer read through the stream of tears, and my lungs burned through overexertion!

I will definitely be reading more from Houseman in the future.
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Reading Progress

July 27, 2018 – Shelved
July 27, 2018 – Shelved as: blog-tour
August 11, 2018 –
10.0%
August 13, 2018 – Started Reading
August 15, 2018 –
43.0%
August 16, 2018 –
71.0%
August 17, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 26, 2019 – Shelved as: recomendations

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Sandra Jackson I have just read three great reviews for this book. It sounds great and I think I will add it to my TBR.


Deborah J Miles Sandra wrote: "I have just read three great reviews for this book. It sounds great and I think I will add it to my TBR."
Yes, do! I don't think you'll be disappointed. For a fuller review see my blog: https://againsttheflowpress.blogspot....


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