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The Olive Readers
by Christine Aziz | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingawaywithfairieswing of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 4/8/2018
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by marmee463): reserved

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingawaywithfairieswing from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 08, 2018

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I cannot recall the exact moment when I decided to become a Reader. This is unusual for me, as I am always precise about beginnings...

Imagine a future without a past, a time without memory, a state in which nationality, ancestry, tradition, language, history have no place. Governing this world is a hyper-organised system of corporations, a network of companies, each responsible for a particular product, each with a workforce conditioned to one end... But somewhere, a clandestine group is operating to preserve the past...

In the olive producing region of Olea, the Readers are smuggling and storing books in a secret library hidden away in the house of Jephzat and her family. When her sister disappears under suspicious circumstances, and her parents are hastily relocated by the Company, Jephzat is ordered to remain behind. Alone and facing the suspicion and hostility of the villagers, she falls in love with Homer, an olive picker she once rescued from the hands of Company Commissioners – and a long-time member of the Readers.

As Homer introduces her to the library, and her hunger for knowledge grows, so do her questions, and soon she finds herself closely involved not only in the recovery and preservation of books, but in a secret plan which endangers Jephzat herself... 

Journal Entry 2 by wingawaywithfairieswing at Melbourne Central Little Library in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (4/15/2018 UTC) at Melbourne Central Little Library in Melbourne, Victoria Australia


Left at the book exchange.

Release #3 for the 2018 April Showers/May Flowers Challenge. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Caught today at Melbourne Cenral Little Library, on to Mt TBR it goes. 

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, April 21, 2018

5 out of 10

The first half of the story was well structured and quite a compelling read however the pace changed somewhat in the second half and was far too fast for my liking and seemed quite removed from the earlier chapters. The ending was disappointing especially as there was great potential initially. 

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