January 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm #258310
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.January 1, 2016 at 10:49 pm #538394
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 guildsJanuary 2, 2016 at 11:40 am #538395SnagsMember
I do most of my reading on the net
I occasionally flick through my cook books or permy booksJanuary 2, 2016 at 8:28 pm #538396
I still rather like the feel and smell of the real thing.January 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm #538397
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,January 3, 2016 at 12:29 am #538398
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 AndersonJanuary 3, 2016 at 12:37 am #538399
What is kindle Calliecat?January 3, 2016 at 1:35 am #538400
for e books,January 3, 2016 at 1:36 am #538401
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 forestJanuary 3, 2016 at 7:27 am #538402Mike HardingParticipant
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.
MHJanuary 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm #538403BelMember
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.January 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm #538404JazMember
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.January 5, 2016 at 10:13 pm #538405BelMember
I loved Bryce Courtenay’s books too. Can’t believe your son is at school now!December 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm #538406Penny1765Member
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.December 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm #538407
Who is the author Penny1765?
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