Tag Archives: Australia

The Journey of A Glass Church in New South Wales

Without intending to, I have immersed myself in mid-19th century Oceania with my most recent reads. This one was across the water in the marginally more settled New South Wales. The narration begins in the present day, with a narrator … Continue reading

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A Quick Hop to Australia

I just finished a quick read of another “book book” (as I call the ones printed on paper now). I’m tentatively labeling it my Australia read, but I reserve the right to change it to S. Africa if I want … Continue reading

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My World Tour 2012

I have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November. … Continue reading

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Survived the exploration of the Australian bush!

Well, I’m back. And I have to say there were times when I wondered if I would be. I switched to Patrick White’s Voss for my Australia read when I discovered that my original pick, The Man Who Loved Children, although … Continue reading

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Help! I’m stalled!

I truly hate when this happens. I choose a book that is reputed to be wonderful, sometimes even by people I know and whose taste I usually agree with, and then it leaves me cold. I can’t get myself to … Continue reading

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A Walkabout

Since my flight to New Zealand was indefinitely delayed by the local library system, I am detouring to Australia to catch the final matches of the Open and explore with Voss by Patrick White. I hear I am in for … Continue reading

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