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On this week’s video message, Karen has some very special prizes to offer her fellow book lovers.

Watch the video above for more details on what you could win this month. To enter the draw, simply let us know in the comments below: what author would you most love to see us interview in a future video, and why?

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Karen O'Brien-Hall

I've had many careers in my life and loved each one! My new career blossomed when I retired and become an OAP. I am passionate about childhood literacy, books in general and my garden. I love Ballet, Opera, Concerts, Theatre, (both professional and community) and Movies. I tend to have opinions on most things and enjoy a good debate about the topic, not the person. In my thirties, I married my GOM (Gorgeous or Grumpy Old Man) the love of my life.

  1. Hi Karen I have recently been reading Liz Byrski and Caroline Overington and would love to see an interview with either or even better, both.

  2. Hi Karen, I would enjoy watching an interview with Liane Moriarty. I’m a fan after recently reading ‘The Husband’s Secret’ & ‘What Alice Forgot’.

  3. Dear Karen,
    I divorced long ago and despite dating during the first few post-divorce years, I never (yet) found anyone for whom I would swap my now-very comfortable existence. As we age, personality – in my opinion anyway – is all that matters, and I like a man who has a good but dry sense of humour. That is why I love, love, love author Bill Bryson. Have read every one of his books and recently saw the movie of his book ‘A Walk in the Woods’, which starred Robert Redford. Mr Bryson’s observations are of the kind that I think, but don’t often dare to say, out loud. His autobiographical book, ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ made me laugh out loud so many times, I considered buying some Tena Lady products just to tide me over !!! I would love you to interview him.

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    • Hi Rosie,. Your commentary could have been written by me, that is how similar your situation sounds to mine… Divorced long ago (about 35yrs) and I can’t find a lovely man with a good dry sense of humour either (sigh!). Where are they all? I love a good sense of humour, and witty writing too. I went to the Wagga library and asked two of the librarians if they could recommend some funny books, but all I got was “What you might find funny isn’t necessarily what others find funny”. Not much help, were they? Funny’s apparently a funny thing. I haven’t read Bill Bryson’s books yet, so I’ll go look for some. Thanks for the tip 🙂 Cheers!

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      • Dear Gail,

        thanks for your response…I hope you do enjoy Bill’s books as much as I have 🙂

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