Arts & Humanities

finding a book that interest me

Arts & Humanities

Posted by: denene

19th Aug 2013 11:32am

I have not read many books over the years but was given a fortunate life to read and enjoyed it so much that its made me want more but every time i get a book i hate it does anyone know books like a fortunate life a true story set in australia thats not boring

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Suewynn75
Suewynn75
  • 6th Mar 2021 07:17pm

The Rip is awesome

Anonymous
  • 24th Jan 2014 08:58am

a simple gift

Anonymous
  • 23rd Jan 2014 11:42pm

There isn't a book I know that is set in Australia but there is this book I love to read and i'm a person that hates reading books too but this book is amazing and I think you'll love it. Its called Fallen by Lauren Kate

PGS
PGS
  • 30th Dec 2013 01:03pm

One of the difficult things with books, is what I like you might not & vice-versa. I hadn't read any real books for a while, then read "Wild Women Do" which is about Asian (mostly Singaporean) female criminals. It's a short book & the English could use a few minor repairs, but it is an easy read & entertaining. The one I am reading now is 1421 - the Year China Discovered The World. It is about a few armadas sent by China in1421 to discover what they could of the uncharted world. They were here and had mapped Australia's coast over 350 years before James Cook hit the east coast. Add to that their mapping & colonising in North & South America, New Zealand, Iceland, Greenland.... Very interesting & worth the time and money if you have an interest in history. It is written by an ex-submarine commander.

For Aussie done books, see if you can find a copy of Ajax the Warrior. I read that a number of times during the 1970's

madarss
madarss
  • 29th Sep 2013 10:52am

Being retired, thinking I'd have adequate tine 4 perusal? Have found there are NOT enough hours in a day 4 what 1 wants 2 Achieve..

Anonymous
  • 28th Sep 2013 11:42am

THE BEST NOVEL I HAVE EVER READ IS CALLED, "BY THE RIVER PIEDRA, I SAT DOWN AND WEPT", BY PAULO COELHO!

Adzzy
Adzzy
  • 20th Sep 2013 07:10pm

I have been reading traci Harding ancient future trilogy but it's prob not for everyone. Also Raymond e feist

Anonymous
  • 20th Sep 2013 10:59am

there is also Lifeline's book fair too, and there is a book swap, sell or buy page on FB. it is also Australian based :)
hope this helps as well :P

Sawf
Sawf
  • 18th Sep 2013 11:42pm

G'day Denene,
Although its not Australian, it is probably one of the best (although at times very sad) auto biographies I have ever read. It's by Anthony Godby Johnson (a 15-16 year old kid) and it's called "A Rock in a Hard Place". A brilliant book which I have owned several times. Truly amazing read.

vickbenla
vickbenla
  • 16th Sep 2013 04:52pm

If you enjoyed " A Fortunate Life", try Bryce Courtenay"s The Story Of Danny Dunn, set in Balamin or his triology of books "The Potato Factory, "Thommo & Hawk" & "Solomon's Song" Im sure you would enjoy them, Bryce Courtenay is a wonderful story teller

Trushka
Trushka
  • 4th Sep 2013 02:18pm

You seem to be on the right track. Not sure where you live, but local second-had book shops are often treasure-filled Aladdin Caves - you can get all sorts of books - often recent releases for a fraction of the retail price.

Anonymous
  • 3rd Sep 2013 04:00pm

I've found that when I like a particular book, I also tend to like other books by that same author. Sometimes it's because I like their style of writing or the kind of stories they've got to tell. Maybe give the author's other books a go (if they've got any)? You might find something similar. Hope that helps, best of luck xx

denene
  • 3rd Sep 2013 04:26pm

i think that it is the only book by this author he died soon after it was written so thats not going to work thankyou anyway

MdB
MdB
  • 3rd Sep 2013 09:19am

Hi,
Trushka has a good idea. Keep your eyes open for the Lion's Club Annual book fair. Thousands of books, great bargains and it all goes for a good cause.
They have tables and tables with Australian History and Australian novels/stories (including legends and true life)...

denene
  • 3rd Sep 2013 04:27pm
Hi,
Trushka has a good idea. Keep your eyes open for the Lion's Club Annual book fair. Thousands of books, great bargains and it all goes for a good cause.
They have tables and tables...

thankyou i shall keep an eye out for any fairs nearby

Trushka
Trushka
  • 30th Aug 2013 11:11am

Have you tried your local public library? The staff are usually know their stuff - just tell them what you like. Also if you go to Amazon and type in A Fortunate Life - they often come up with titles of books that may interest you. Good luck. There are some fantastic books out there.

denene
  • 3rd Sep 2013 04:28pm
Have you tried your local public library? The staff are usually know their stuff - just tell them what you like. Also if you go to Amazon and type in A Fortunate Life - they often come up with...

i am going to the library asap thankyou very much i have also look in our post office they have quite a few books for sale and mostly abc ones and history etc i thought i should google the book names and see what it sais before i buy thankyou

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