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  • #258310
    ballamaraballamara
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     I have just finished reading a novel by Bernard Cornwell “the enemy of god” It is written in the period around 500 AD (I know AD isn’t kosher any more but you know what I mean)  about King Arthur and the battles between the early Christians and pagan Britons. How Arthur wanted peace but at what cost. It is written from the welsh point of view thus the Welsh names are a bit of a challenge. Over all it is an interesting view on Arthurs life rather than the romantic popular view.  

    #538394
    calliecatcalliecat
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    sounds interesting, I did read one of Ken Folletts from the 12th century, when they were building a Cathedral, talk about brutal times, my goodness
    but I haven;t really read anything lately except info on fruit trees and forest guilds

    #538395
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    I do most of my reading on the net
    I occasionally flick through my cook books or permy books

    #538396
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

     I still rather like the feel and smell of the real thing. 

    #538397
    calliecatcalliecat
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    some books yes I still like to have hard copy of, like my Dick Francis, and some other authors, and gardening  books I like to have in hard copy, I still have a bookcase full of books
    but must admit my kindle has given me access to so many others that I would never have known about,
    I like time travel, and fantasy, like the Rick Riordan  books,

    #538398
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    I have bought a book “A year of Practiculture” it was reviewed in the weekly times sounds good. Has anyone read it ? it is by a ballarat fellow Rohan Anderson

    #538399
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    What is kindle Calliecat?

    #538400
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    for e books,

    #538401
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    https://www.google.com.au/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=kindle&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=7HqIVub1DILTmAXPg5nQAQ

    a lot of the books I got were free, but I did buy some through Amazon

    also just bought a proper book,creating a food forest

    #538402
    Mike HardingMike Harding
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    Books which have left a lasting impression upon me – in no particular order and it’s an incomplete list:

    The Don Camillo series – Giovannino Guareschi: so many human strengths and frailties portrayed.

    The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck: I read it 45 years ago and still clearly recall the description of the woman feeding a starving man with her breast milk produced for her, now dead, baby.

    The Constant Gardner – John le Carre: Justin’s grief is tangible, tears come easily to me from this book. le Carre’s best and a work of literature.

    Nam – Mark Baker: many accounts from US men and women who served in Vietnam. Ordinary people in an extraordinary situation doing extraordinary things… both good and bad.

    Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps – Allan & Barbara Pease: an insightful analysis of why we are different.

    Difficult Personalities – Dr Helen McGrath & Hazel Edwards: an analysis of the main personality types – watch out for the sociopaths.

    More later.
    MH

    #538403
    BelBel
    Member

    Great thread ballamara! I travel an hour each way to work so I listen to a lot of audiobooks in the car. I’m always looking for good books to read. I love Joel Salatin – ‘Folks This Aint Normal’ is great. I also love good fiction. I loved Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy.

    #538404
    JazJaz
    Member

    I haven’t read a book in ages! Well, not a me book, the boy started school last year so I have read lots of school readers and the little girl could listen to the musical princess book all day long!
    The Grapes of Wrath left a lasting impression on me too Mike Harding. My top book ever would probably be Jessica by Bryce Courtenay, couldn’t put that one down.

    #538405
    BelBel
    Member

    I loved Bryce Courtenay’s books too. Can’t believe your son is at school now!

    #538406
    Penny1765Penny1765
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    I’m reading “The Oldest Foods in the World” It is about how the original Australians farmed extensively and how really amazing the nutrient value of the native species is.

    #538407
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    Who is the author Penny1765?

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