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A letter to Hermione Granger #FridayReflections

February 24, 2017
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Dear Hermione, It’s hard to believe you became a known entity twenty years ago. I, however, was only introduced to you four years after that. At first, I’ll admit I didn’t particularly like you. After all, no one likes a know-it-all. But then, you slowly grew on me. You actually began to remind me of myself at a younger age. You see, when I was in primary school, I was a bossy little know-it-all. I would raise my hand to answer questions…

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Book Review: Tell the truth, shame the devil #AusRead17 #AWW2017

February 7, 2017
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Detective Inspector Bashir (Bish) Ortley of the London Met Police has recently been suspended from the force for his behaviour. He spends his days drinking and drowning his grief of his broken marriage to Rachel, his dead son and his emotionally distant teenage daughter, Bee. Bish’s world is thrown upside down when he receives a call of a British school bus being bombed in France. It’s the same bus his daughter was on. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac.…

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Book Review: Breathing under water #AusRead17 #AWW2017

January 30, 2017
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Seventeen-year-old Ben and Grace Walker are twins in their final year of school. Living in a small coastal town, they spend their time surfing, drinking with friends and preparing for their HSC. While Ben is the surfing star of the Walker family, Grace has to be content with being second-best. It’s a similar situation between Grace and her best friend, Mia. Mia is school captain, pretty, extraverted and intelligent. While it doesn’t affect their friendship, it does result in Grace…

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Book Review: Selection Day by Aravind Adiga #AusRead17

January 9, 2017

Fourteen-year-old Manjunath Kumar knows he can become the second-best cricketer in India. Of course, his older brother Radha will be the best because their father Mohan has trained them to believe that. Having moved to Mumbai to chase their cricketing dreams, the boys practice daily to appease their father. But they also believe they are destined for success. However, just like Tendulkar and Kambli — two childhood friends destined for cricketing greatness — it appears that one might succeed while…

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Book Review: The light between oceans

December 26, 2016
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Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia after fighting on the western front during World War I. He is struggling emotionally with what we would now call post-traumatic stress. However, back then, Tom is mainly struggling with guilt at all the lives he had to take. Tom takes up a job as a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, which is an isolated island. The closest town is Point Partageuse which is where Tom meets Isabel Graysmark before his departure. Tom enjoys his…

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