Barbara Miller Books Newsletter Dec 2022

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  • You’ve told someone “Sorry, I already have plans” when you wanted to get out of something to go home and read a book by yourself.
  • You follow bookstagram accounts on Instagram.
  • You’ve moved your favorite book to the “must read” display shelf at a bookstore.
  • You’ve recommended a book to a stranger at a bookstore.
  • You have your library card memorized.
  • You’ve downloaded an app that’s connected to your library so you can also check out books on your phone.
  • You like reading books before seeing the movie adaptations
  • You have your bookshelves organized in a particular way.
  • You’ve wished you could bottle the scent of new books
  • You’ve read a good portion of classic literature.
  • In any given year, it’s entirely possible that you’ve read more books than movies watched.
  • You’ve gone to your fair share of recycled bookstores.
  • You have a Pinterest board filled with dream in-home libraries.
  • You’ve Instagram-storied about what you’re currently reading at least once.
  • You can’t stop from commenting on someone’s status if they’re reading a book you read before.
  • You’re normally the first person someone goes to for book recommendations.
  • You’ve brought more than one book on vacation before.
  • You’ve cried real-ass tears on a page of a very tearjerking book.
  • You’ve been to a midnight release of a book.
  • You’ve written/drawn fan fiction for a book you loved.
  • You’ve joined a book club.
  • You’ve read a book that has actually made you hungry.
  • You’ve read a book that a celebrity has recommended.
  • And you’ve read books written BY celebrities.
  • You’ve stayed up past midnight reading a good book even though you had to be up early the next day.
  • You’ve experienced reading a book so good that you don’t know what could possibly top it.
  • You’ve read a book so terrifying you couldn’t read it at night.
  • You’ve dressed up as a book character on Halloween.
  • You’ve made at least one literary reference once in your life.
  • Or a literary pun.
  • You’ve accidentally given yourself a paper cut reading.
  • You’ve read a book with over 600 pages.
  • You’ve visited a location solely because a scene in a book was set there.
  • You’ve finished an entire book on a plane.
  • You’ve read three books in one day before.
  • You’ve called in sick to work because you just wanted to stay home and read.
  • You’ve gone to a book event to meet your favorite author.
  • You’ve had to give yourself a book-buying budget because you have a problem.
  • You and a friend have talked about a book’s plot for hours in depth before.
  • You own more books than pairs of socks.

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FREE SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!

A message from my rainforest Aboriginal artist husband, Munganbana

Who wants some stunning (and Free!) rainforest art?
For the next 7 days I’m giving away a complimentary physical art print of my latest Collection, the Rainforest Collection, to anyone who wants one (Yes even you!)
 
The perfect art to bring the colour green, known for symbolizing life, renewal, nature, energy, and healing to your special space!
 
Go choose a free print of the 4 available here before the offer ends  https://www.artprintsbymunganbana.com/

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!!!

Plenty of books to choose from in the Miller Collection. As a Christmas and Hanukkah special, I will send a free copy (PDF or ebook) of the book of your choice to the first 10 readers who email me. 

Left – Who were the first Europeans to set foot on Australian soil and where did it happen? Find out in “The European Quest to Find Terra Australis Incognita: Quiros, Torres and Janszoon.” Check it out here.

Right – A first-hand account of the Holocaust from a Polish Jewish woman who faced death daily in “If I Survive.” Find out more here.

 

Kristallnacht To Cooper Protest Special 9 Nov – 6 Dec

To commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht or the Night of the Broken Glass and the response by Australian Aboriginal William Cooper in leading the Australian Aborigines’ League on one of the few private protests worldwide against Kristallnacht, I have a $10 discount on my William Cooper Gentle Warrior book with free shipping in Australia.  – https://barbara-miller-books.com/

 

FREE EBOOK SHATTERED LIVES BROKEN DREAMS
8-12 NOV

To raise awareness about the horror of Kristallnacht and the Holocaust and to let people know the amazing story about how Aboriginal people in faraway Australia, led by William Cooper, protested the treatment of Jews by the Nazis, I have my book Shattered Lives Broken Dreamsfree as an ebook for 5 days. Kristallnacht was 9-10 Nov so my book will be available free from Monday, November 8, 2021, 12:00 AM PST (Pacific Time, USA) to Friday, November 12, 2021, 11:59 PM PST. Bear in mind the US is 19 hours behind Sydney time. Here is the link to get your copy so share this with your friends and please let your organisation know – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084Q4SSTX

WHAT HAPPENED AT KRISTALLNACHT?

It is the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht on November 9 when the sounds of breaking glass shattered the lives of many Jewish people in Germany, Austria, and Sudetenland. It was the start of the Holocaust, a turning point in the history of antisemitism that would lead to mass genocide. Gangs of Nazi storm troopers destroyed 7,000 Jewish businesses, set fire to more than 900 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and deported some 30,000 Jewish men to concentration camps. While the official death toll was 91, it may have been in the hundreds. Their resilience in the face of this horror is a tribute to Jewish people. We say never again. If we forget the past, we are doomed to repeat it.

Despite Aborigines not being citizens in their own land, William Cooper led them to the German Consulate in Melbourne on 6 December 1938 in a protest against the treatment of Jews. They knew what oppression was like. Cooper, a Christian, and his people, the Yorta Yorta tribe, many of whom were also Christian, related to the Jews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. William Cooper was honoured at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem in December 2010 and my husband Norman and I were privileged to be there with his descendants to witness the event.