As the weather outside grows frightful, we decided to have our editor Becca join us for a trip Down Under. We read The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, the 700-page epic saga of the Cleary family, who have almost as many shocking secrets as they do sheep. (And they have a lot of sheep.) Join us now in swearing fealty to Boy King!
Readers advisory: Here.
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Candy Pairing: Becca says a giant jawbreaker, Kait says a dirty hard candy, Renata says a sexy communion wafer.
Coming up next: Bests & Worsts of 2018 (Part 1, Children’s & YA).
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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)
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Coming up next: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough