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Post by Rbjustme on Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:52 am

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Post by Members Posts on Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:48 pm

Are any of you book worms going to read Harper Lee's newly discovered book Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to Kill and Mockingbird?



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Post by Members Posts on Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:48 pm

I have it ordered Rb, I think it is due out next month. To Kill A Mockingbird was one of the all time great books every written, it would have to be on the list of "Desert Island Reads".

On that note, what would be the top 5 books you would take if you were to be on a desert island?



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Post by Members Posts on Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:49 pm

I'm currently reading Cloudstreet, picked it up for $5 at a market last weekend....bit of a weird one so far, but im very curious as to where its going!


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Post by Members Posts on Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:49 pm

Totally different track. I bought "Simply Drawing" by Jacqui Grantford. She talks about still life, human, animal and landscape drawing. I love to draw, but copying other things is my forte. Thought I'd branch out. Fingers crossed



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Post by Members Posts on Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:50 pm

Maybe you could post some of your drawings in the hobbies thread IC?



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Post by Peacekeeper on Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:50 pm

Have just finished reading "The Mountain Shadow" which is the sequel to "Shantaram", over 800 pages, of which 100 or so could have been left out in my opinion. (Shantaram was one of the best books I have ever read.) But it was a good holiday read even if it did make my hand luggage very heavy. Now back to library books of a lighter type in both weight and subject.
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Post by Rbjustme on Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:00 pm

Interesting, what's the story line PK?

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Post by Peacekeeper on Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:28 pm

Escaped Australian prisoner makes life in slums in India, ends up running all sorts of scams etc. Meets love of his life, loses love of his life, lots of other storylines running parallel, gives a great insight into Indian culture, many different religions and castes included somewhere in the story. I recommend that you read them first one first to get the grounding you need. But be warned they are huge books to read, and you do have to read most of it to keep abreast of the many plots and subplots. study
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Post by Rbjustme on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:18 am

One of my biggest downfalls, is that I hated reading, from a very early age, and only read what I had to to learn. The most that I ever read was when I did the correspondence course through the RMIT to gain my qualifications in electronic broadcast engineering. Shock

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