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“ The e-reading revolution may have reached our shores this year but it has yet to reckon with Australia's summer holidays. Intense sunlight plays havoc with screens and the sand invades every nook and cranny, so as convenient and sexy as your new iPad may be, the battered paperback, its pages pocked and swollen from contact with briny hands, will likely remain the beach format of choice for a few years yet. ”
“ Our own brand of democracy has reached a point in its evolution where we expect ruthless, self-protective pragmatism from our politicians, rather than idealism; where noble sentiments are likely to be dismissed as the 'vision thing'; where winning is everything, civility is in short supply, and the lack of respect between political opponents - sometimes amounting almost to loathing - only serves to reinforce voters' cynicism about all of them (a cynicism deepened when voters occasionally learn t ...more ”
"He had learned the art of storytelling in the Orient, where storytellers are highly regarded. I…more
[close] "He had learned the art of storytelling in the Orient, where storytellers are highly regarded. Indeed, they are magicians and play with the souls of their listeners as a child plays with his ball." Herman Hesse Travel around the world from your living rooms by experiencing books, music, movies and food from exotic locales and chatting about it. Explore a new region every month. In March, August and December we take a break to catch up on other reading. November - Central Europe. December - Catch up month January - North & Northeast China
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A group for members of Vegan ACT to discuss what they are reading and share books relevant to th…more
[close] A group for members of Vegan ACT to discuss what they are reading and share books relevant to the vegan and environmental focus of the group. Like our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/VeganACTpage Join our facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/VeganACT Check out our website! http://vegact.org.au/
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A group for all Australian Book Bloggers can interact and share their blogs, ideas, network and …more
[close] A group for all Australian Book Bloggers can interact and share their blogs, ideas, network and support eachother.
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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