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Booklover Book Reviews Aussie Author giveaways

While trying to complete the many reading challenges that I signed up this year, I’m doing poorly at Aussie Author Reading Challenge now and needed a nudge to read more books on Aussie Authors to finish the challenge.

But I really love it. Thanks to many Aussie bloggers like BernadetteJacq and Joanne P , I am introduced to many Aussie authors that are new to me. Peter Carey, Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Colleen McCollough to name a few that I vow to read their books very soon one of these days.

Joanne P is hosting a massive giveaways and I can’t wait to get my hands on all of them! 

Although most of these authors are new to me and I wouldn’t know where to start picking what I want, but I surely want a copy of Miles Franklin of  “My Brilliant Career”. There are two reasons for choosing this, First because a brilliant career is what I crave but currently don’t have; Second, how can I miss reading a book which is written by a woman who has a book award named after her? The Miles Franklin book award. 😉


About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


4 thoughts on “Booklover Book Reviews Aussie Author giveaways

  1. Hit looks pretty exciting. I’ve heard some interesting things about Tara Moss’ novels.

    Posted by theliterarylollipop | June 3, 2010, 11:09 pm
  2. I have heard of the Miles Franklin award but I didn’t realise she was an author too. Is that terrible to admit?! I want to read that now too!

    Posted by Jackie (Farm Lane Books) | June 5, 2010, 8:23 am

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3 = A good read.

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5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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