Good Reading : April 2013
Radio station 4MBS Classic FM in Coorparoo, a Brisbane suburb, broadcasts Silver Memories, a nostalgia radio program to help alleviate social isolation among the elderly and to reach those in the community with dementia. It plays no sport, no politics and no news – just good music and old radio series from times when listeners would have been attending dances, courting and falling in love. We asked the volunteers at the Silver Memories program on Brisbane radio station 4MBS ClassicFM what they’re reading. READERS’ LIFE 7 CAUGHT RE DING Maggie, Administration Manager What book are you reading now? The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry. Why did you choose this book? My son and daughter-in-law gave me the book for Christmas. What’s it all about? Stephen Fry’s time at Cambridge and his first foray into the world of professional acting and writing. Are you enjoying it? I am only a few chapters in! I think Stephen Fry is wonderful – whatever he does. He is interesting, funny and witty. I am enjoying it immensely. Gail, Reception/Data Input What book are you reading now? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Why did you choose this book? To celebrate the 200th anniversary of its publication (28 January 1813). What’s it all about? As all the world knows, it is a comedy of manners, morals and marriage. Are you enjoying it? I’m revelling in it.