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Maggie's comments from the Aussie Readers group.

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Aug 18, 2012 04:05AM

721 Mickey, I'm thinking at the rate you're going you could have chosen to do 3 books a month. It's not too late!
Aug 18, 2012 04:04AM

721 Will do Brenda, I can pick it up at the library on Monday.
Days Like This
Aug 17, 2012 04:44PM

721 Red: The Hospital by the River A Story of Hope by Catherine Hamlin READ
Yellow: The Te Of Piglet (The Wisdom Of Pooh) by Benjamin Hoff READ
Orange: From a Persian Tea House Travels in Old Iran by Michael Carroll READ
Green: Labyrinth (Languedoc Trilogy, #1) by Kate Mosse READ
Blue: A Candle for St. Jude (Madame Holbein's, #1) by Rumer Godden READ
Purple: The Stonehenge Gate by Jack Williamson READ
TBR: Gone Viral The Germs that Share Our Lives by Frank Bowden CURRENTLY READING
Aussie New release: All of It, a Memoir of Love, Fear and Art by Bev Aisbett READ
Springe Cover/Title: Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1) by Anchee Min
YA (Aussie 2012): Preloved by Shirley Marr READ
Friend's read list: from Emily's list Daughters of Rome (Rome, #2) by Kate Quinn READ
TBR: Empress of the Seven Hills (Rome, #3) by Kate Quinn READ
Aug 17, 2012 04:26PM

721 When you click on it Brenda, it is a different book, different author
Aug 17, 2012 03:26PM

721 Have given up on The Autumn Castle - just cant get in to it and have no interest in the story r characters. So I've chosen another Aussie author's YA book Days Like This.
Aug 15, 2012 05:31AM

721 I'll be coming up with a list for this one in the next few days. Love the idea of the rainbow, plus the chance to clear even more from my TBR list.
721 Mistress of Rome (Rome, #1) by Kate Quinn
Finished this one yesterday, a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining story of ancient Rome and a few nasty characters, the ones you love to hate. There are a few more in the series, all with beautiful covers too. I'll be read the next one asap.
Daughters of Rome (Rome, #2) by Kate Quinn
721 Dale wrote: "Currently reading Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton.Riveted"

Good to hear, I have that one of my shelf. Bought it to read on an overseas flight but ending up sleeping.
Afterwards: A Novel
Aug 13, 2012 12:33AM

Aug 13, 2012 12:32AM

Aug 12, 2012 04:15PM

721 Not having much luck finding an author/book for the literature search. Both that I have chosen so far are unavailable at the library. So I've changed it once again. Searching Sarah Waters has lead me to Donna Tarrt, and that's going to be easy because I have her book The Secret History already. That will be the last book for this challenge.
Aug 11, 2012 10:57PM

721 It's The Autumn Castle. Sorry but there was a delay between me posting my initial note and adding the name of the third book.

I'm about to start reading Mistress of Rome not for any challenges but because I fancy the need for some old story telling. The other books I'm reading are for challenges and whilst I am enjoying one (The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating) it's not something I want to read quickly. Slowly slowly and absorb what I read. The other is Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and I'm not sure about it. So....roll on the good story telling!
721 Maggie wrote: "Oooh.... I'm in for sure. So many covers to choose from: I'll try to read at least some of the following:
Essential Sufism by Robert FragerHow to Eat Like a Tree Unearthing the Moderate Eater in You by Dara Boland 4 stars, and The Rose of Sebastopol also 4 stars. I've started another, Stumbling Toward Enlightenment, and whilst I like the cover so much I'm not too sure about the contents!

Aug 11, 2012 10:42PM

721 Oh dear, August has not been such good reading for me. I've given 1 star to both the books I've read so far, An Authentic Life and What Alice Forgot. I have higher hopes for the third book which I can collect from the library tomorrow, The Autumn Castle.
721 I finished The Rose of Sebastopol this morning, for the August "Cover" challenge. I'm about to write my review, and will clarify my thoughts as I do. Initially I disliked this book, and by the end I was totally into it. So for that reason I recommend it. Set in the Crimean war.

Now on to my next book, not sure which. Maybe How to Eat Like a Tree: Unearthing the Moderate Eater in You for the "Cover" challenge, or back to The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating.
721 Georgina wrote: "Job as in the God? And yes, agreed on all points about the deterioration of the education system. It's sad. Even universities are changing. I could be courting a backlash here, but the fact that th..."

I agree with you, Georgina, about the entire "50 Shades...." phenomenon. I guess being on the top seller lists does not make it a worthwhile read, just a popular one. Which in turn speaks volumes for the masses buying it.
721 Georgina wrote: "Well put! The pharmaceutical companies are raking it in! And yes, the argument about the schools, makes a lot of sense too. Anything that falls out of the sphere of 'normal' creates problems in lar..."

Georgina and Mark - may I recommend a book I haven't read yet (but which is sitting on my bedside table if you can come and pick it up!). It's called Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche and describes in part about the pharmaceuticals spreading their pills and potions around the world,inventing and encouraging certain diagnoses so they can then on sell their drugs. Heard a good interview with the author on Radio National recently.
Aug 08, 2012 05:25PM

721 Wow, fast reading Janine. I'm struggling at the moment to read anything at all. Also waiting on a book from the library for this month's challenge.
South Australia (1078 new)
Jul 31, 2012 05:51PM

721 Katie wrote: "Is there any good book swap stores in Adelaide??? :)"

I know of two really good ones. Blackwood Books on Main Road (closer to Belair) is huge, and the guy who runs it is very knowledgable. His special interest is sci-fi/fantasy but he has rooms full of all sorts of books.

The other one I found quite by chance and it had lots to choose from altho it is only little is on South Road, "Paddy's". Don't know the number but it is on the east side of the road between the overpass and Edward St heading south. It is very little so you have to look for it. It is next door to an Adult 18+ shop but he doesnt deal in that trade!

There are a few Lions Book shops that trade, one opposite Marion Shopping Centre near the Marion medical clinic on Sturt Road, and is open standard shopping times. Another off Brighton Road at Brighton. That one is open Thurs and Sun but can't remember the times.
Jul 30, 2012 07:51PM

721 Have completed the first of my August books What Alice Forgot because it became available at the library weeks ago, and it is due back in the next few days. I took it away with me while I had a couple of days visiting friends in the country. I mention all this because it meant I didn't have my usual collection of other books to turn to when the one you're reading isn't very good.

I did not enjoy this book. Too much about it annoyed me. I found I cared less and less for the characters or storyline, so I've given it 1 star. However I am aware that many people really enjoy it.

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