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“There will come a day when I will finish the book,” she said.

“Just when that is – I don’t know.”

Dona Mathers told our reporter that she wasn’t sure when she first picked up Truly Madly Guilty by best-selling Australian author Liane Moriarty. All she could confirm was that it was some time towards the end of last year.

She thinks.

Regardless, the 31-year-old said she’s been reading the book for months and she’s not even halfway.

“It’s a good read – so far,” she said.

“I just don’t have the time to read right now. There’s a lot going on. Most nights, I ust collapse into bed and browse a few Instagram stories before I nod off to sleep,”

“How people find the time to read is beyond me sometimes. I love a good book, don’t get me wrong. Truly Madly Guilty is a fantastic book. My mother loved it and gave me her copy. It’s just that life is so tiring.”

Ms Mathers’ mother, Elvina, explained to The Advocate that she often lends her daughter books that end up coming back dog-eared halfway through.

Through one understanding grimace to another, Mrs Mathers told our reporter that was concerned that her copy of Liane Moriarty’s best-seller wouldn’t be coming back until September at the earliest.

“I have so many more books to recommend Dona,” she said.

“But she takes so long to read them. I should’ve known 400 pages was too much for a tired young professional to plough through before bedtime. It’s like handing a kid The Fellowship of the Ring before you’ve handed them The Hobbit,”

“Live and learn.”

More to come.



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