Good Reading : February 2010
John & Claire from Adelaide were caught reading at Mt Nameless, WA. What are you reading? We have just read Diamonds and Dust by Sheryl McCor ry. What that book? Because John is interested in the history of people on the land. He was on the land in New South Wales before our retirement. Are you enjoying it? We both enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to everyone. Where did you obtain it? We bought it when we were in Darwin. We have friends who are interested in biographies and we will loan it to them next. What will you read next? We will read a book by Judy Nunn because we enjoy her writing and stories. Chris, owner of The Book Lady in York, WA What are you reading now? Gang of Four by Liz Byrski. Why this book? I enjoy anything written by Liz Byrski and because of the setting in the book. It's down to earth and I can associate with the characters. I own a bookshop in York (WA -- 93 kms from Perth) and one of the characters is planning to buy a bookshop in Albany (also in WA). Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely and particularly to mature-aged women. Did you buy or borrow the book? Usually I can pick up a copy through my bookshop but I bought her latest one new. Meet Belinda Alexandra Skeletons in the Closet Tracing your family history Wanderlust Walking in literature Jan Wong's Blue Print Our Canadian series continues ORDER YOUR COPY NOW! NEXT ISSUE on sale 24 February Barb Hawes, field coordinator, Frontier Services RAFS, Mareeba, Qld. What are you reading? Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald. Why that book? It looked interesting and had won several writers' awards. What’s it about? It is the story of the man behind Charles Darwin. As a young lad Syms Covington was recruited aboard The Beagle where he became a loyal and dedicated personal assistant to Charles Darwin. However, as a devout Christian it also prompted some soul searching over the 'evolution versus creation' theory that evolves through the course of their jour neys and discoveries. Are you enjoying it? Yes, it's very interesting and totally different to anything I have ever read before. Where did you obtain it? It's from my daughter's collection. We are both avid readers and swap books constantly. Would you recommend it? Certainly, but due to its historical nature I believe it wouldn't interest everyone. Thanks to Frontier Services, www.frontierservices.org and Heather Nankervis for this month's Caught Reading.
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