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Links I Love #1!

Links I Love #1!

Here are ten links from around the web I have enjoyed recently.

There are recommendations on podcasts and poetry, suggestions on books about race, feminism, the refugee crisis and the environment, as well as some non-bookish discussions on mindful spending and watercolour painting!

Three Books of Poems on Cats. It’s International Cat Day!

Three Books of Poems on Cats. It’s International Cat Day!

It’s International Cat Day! And because cats and poems go together like birds and musical theatre, I am celebrating with some poetry! Here are some poems from…

Five Star Predictions ⭐️

Five Star Predictions ⭐️

Today I am sharing five books from my shelf that I haven’t yet read, but am expecting to love. A five star book for me is one…

‘The Good People’ Coming to the Big Screen!

‘The Good People’ Coming to the Big Screen!

Exciting news was announced this week, with the film rights to Hannah Kent’s The Good People being optioned to Australian production company Aquarius Films!   The Good…

Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.

There’s something about first love, isn’t there? she said. It’s untouchable to those who played no part in it. But it’s the measure of all that follows,…

Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Book Review.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Book Review.

“A truth was being revealed to me: that I had always tried to attach myself to the light of other people, that I had never had any…

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. Book Review.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. Book Review.

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father 41. So goes the popular…

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

“Soon Sabhi, the people out there will remember us. Soon they’ll see that living in here isn’t living at all. We just need to show them who…

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Book Review.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Book Review.

“The whites came to this land for a fresh start and to escape the tyranny of their masters, just as the freemen had fled theirs. But the…

Audiobooks: When Do You Listen To Them?

Audiobooks: When Do You Listen To Them?

I am late to the audiobook party. For one, I never felt I was particularly good at learning through listening; I process information much better through reading…

Autumn by Ali Smith. Book Review.

Autumn by Ali Smith. Book Review.

“I don’t like it when the summer goes and the autumn comes, she said. Daniel took her by the shoulders and turned her round. He didn’t say…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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I share 10 links from around the web that I have enjoyed - bookish and non-bookish things!
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  • Of course for International Cat Day we need to celebrate by reading poetry on cats!
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Here are some of my favourites.
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Link to my blog is in bio
  • #currentlyreading When Michael Met Mina
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Sticking to the theme of refugees in Australia, as I am currently reading They Cannot Take the Sky and also recently read The Bone Sparrow
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This is YA fiction about Michael, whose parents run the political party called 'Aussie Values', and Mina, who fled Afghanistan with her mother and arrived in Australia by boat.
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This has some pretty confronting characters but I'm sure is not actually far from reality for many in Australia.
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Q1: Bookish confession. I haven't read a Jane Austen novel that I've enjoyed yet! 😳 I will continue though!
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Q2: Author you think is underrated. Georgia Blain who wrote Between a Wolf and a Dog which is still one of the best books I've read this year and I want more people to read it!
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Q3: Do you write at all? Only academically and scientifically for the past 10+ years but I started my blog so I could do more creative writing. I've always wanted to write a novel and am starting to make a little progress 😊
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Q4: Read any good nonfiction recently? Yes - The Gender Games by Juno Dawson. Amazing!
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Q5: Got a blog? Yup! Read and Live Well. Link is always in my bio! ..
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Argh I forgot to tag! I tag @whatkatiereadnext @thereaderswardrobe @crazybooklady_ ..
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Btw how stinkin cute is this cat mug from Kikki K! @kikki.k ..
These books are on my Five Star Prediction blog post, where I predict five books from my TBR that will be 5 ⭐️ reads!
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