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Brisbane welcome

We drove up to Brisbane the next day to spend time with my sister.  She took us on a ferry ride on the Brisbane River to New Farm Park for lunch.  That is a little Welcome Swallow and the Storey Bridge in the shot.

What I have been reading recently
I haven't had time to read anything much this week.  So here is my British list instead, 21 per cent.  much higher than the American list.
The Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame,)
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (Henry Fielding)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Emma (Jane Austen)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier)
Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
What Maisie Knew (Henry James)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf, 1925)


  1. I've read only 10 on that list and a long while ago! I find it hard to find time to read these days.

    1. I am finding hard too at the moment but have a couple of train trips to Sydney coming when I get plenty of reading done. The other problem is that classics are often very long and slow reading.

  2. That´s a lot of books indeed! I mostly find time for it when waiting for someone, like at the doctor´s. But I think it´s a winter-problem. In summer I love to sit on the balcony, enjoy the flowers and read.

    1. Oh I am quite the opposite. Lots of time to read in winter. In summer there is heaps of gardening to do and I get too tired to read.

  3. I'm humbled by your reading list: it's length, for one thing. And the extent of your consumption of classics. I've been sticking with mostly contemporary writers (and lately consuming escapist mysteries as an antidote to our crazy-making politics).

    1. But I didn’t do so well on the American list. Of course lots of these were read as part of school and Uni where our list was mostly English and Australian literature.

  4. Love the sweet wee welcoming swallows, hard to catch when they flit around so fast, lovely shot here ✨

    1. This one was very cooperative. Sat still for quite a while.


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