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Tagsmemoir (160), fiction (83), novel (70), UQ Alumni Book Fair 2009 (53), Australia (51), adoptee memoir (47), adoption (42), psychology (36), Lifeline Bookfest 2015 (35), Lifeline Bookfest 2012 (34) — see all tags
About meWriter living in The Gap, Brisbane, with her partner, Craig. Jack the Big Cat died in February 2012, a fondly remembered scallywag. We now have our next rescue cat, Max, who we adopted at eight months old from Furry Friends.
About my libraryWide range: lots of books on mental illness and psychology, literature and writing (not so much 'how-to' as 'why' and 'what'), politics, animal rights, feminism, autobiographies and biographies and memoirs. Fiction is mixture of classic and contemporary, if I can put it like that: more Jackie Kay than Jackie Collins, Bill Shakespeare than Bob Barrett. We're not science fiction or fantasy readers, and there's not much crime and no horror (don't mind a good crime novel, hate horror I'm afraid as it gives me nightmares for days). Mind you, there's a fair bit of crime and horror in King Lear...
Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Art is Life, Australian LibraryThingers, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Book reviewers, BookBalloon, Bug Collectors, Favorite Bookstores, Legacy Libraries —show all groups, Loitering with Intent, Lovers of NZ Literature, Pynchon Pandæmonium, ReadaThing, TinyCat, Virago Modern Classics, Vissi d'Arte: Lorrie Moore fans unite!, Writer-readers
Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Yvonne Audette, Jane Austen, John Berger, Charlotte Brontë, Don DeLillo, William Faulkner, Janet Frame, Liz Hall-Downs, Barbara Hanrahan, Henry James, Doris Lessing, Lorrie Moore, Toni Morrison, Ffion Murphy, Flannery O'Connor, Caryl Phillips, Carol Shields, Lesley Singh, Colm Tóibín, Patrick White (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAmerican Bookstore, Archives Fine Books, Avid Reader Bookshop, Bent Books, Black Cat Books & Cafe Paddington (formerly Mary Ryan's), Coaldrakes Bookshop, Folio Books, Riverbend Books, The Book Bank
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Member sinceNov 3, 2005
Currently readingThe Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier
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