Good Reading : May 2008
caravans > campsites Brisbane Tourist Park, Brisbane Lee, a retired school principal hat are you ading? he Covenant by Jeff ulvin Why that book? ike my husband, Dick, I enjoy the enre; it’s gripping if the author is good). The plots are always escapist for me. What’s it about? A series of Hobo killings on the freight trains in America, and also a terrorist bombing campaign in Washington has the FBI calling Scotland Yard for assistance. Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Did you buy the book? No, Dick borrowed it from the Brisbane library. Brisbane Tourist Park, Brisbane Dick, a marketing consultant What are you reading? Break no Bones by Kathy Reichs Why that book? I enjoy Kathy Reichs’ books. Her stories are based on her own real life experiences. What’s it about? t’s typical Reichs. Skeleton iscovered, a mystery unfolds nd the central character, empe Brennan, has an attempt made on her life. ould you recommend it to hers? es. d you buy the book? , I’ve borrowed it from sbane Library. Cooktown Ian, an unemployed commercial chef What are you reading? The Springs of Affection by Maeve Brennan Why that book? It seemed interesting short stories. What’s it about? Twenty-one short stories taking in families, friendship; witty, sad and true stories. Would you recommend it to others? It’s hard to recommend books. But yes, for me it’s been a good book. Did you buy the book? Borrowed it from Cooktown Library. who’s reading what around the country on-the-spot mini book reviews by readers caught in the act Australia’s leading family travel magazine. Visit our Website at www.holidayswithkids.com.au Kangaroo Pt, Brisbane Emily, a blow-in from down south What are you reading? Head over Heel by Chris Harrison Why that book? Well, my daughter gave it to me as I’ve just spent six wonderful weeks in Italy and this is where the book is based. What’s it about? It’s Chris Harrison’s story of meeting Daniela, an intoxicating Italian signorina, in Sydney and falling so head over heels in love that he goes back to Italy to live with her. Would you recommend it to others? Yes, especially if they’ve spent some time in small Italian villages, meeting the different people who live there. Talbingo Campsite, Snowy Mountains René, from Amsterdam, on his fifteenth visit to Australia(!) What are you reading? The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Why that book? I saw the film at home in Holland and it was very moving. What’s it about? Two boys in Afghanistan growing up in the 1960s and 1970s – one the son of a successful businessman, the other the son of his servant – and the effects of war on their lives. Would you recommend it to others? It is a beautiful, beautiful story. It brings tears to me. Did you buy the book? Yes, in Adelaide.