Discussion notes from Dundas – Love2read

这个月,Dundas阅读小组讨论了他们的阅读,以及为什么他们喜欢阅读。

有人说阅读小组的讨论使他们有机会同其他爱读者共同学习。比如有个组员刚从中国回来,她提到中国的很多新的出版物, 比如刚阅读的一本 “有一种智慧叫包容”。她把新书消息和阅读心得与大家分享。

大家一致认为读书应该变成一种习惯,因为阅读可以充实自己,可以增长知识。

也有人谈到,华人在澳洲生活,应该多了解点和懂得点澳洲,改变思维习惯。而阅读是一种很有效的途径。我们可以阅读一些澳洲的历史和故事。

最后有组员用从青年文摘上读到的与大家共勉 – 当你抱怨生活的时候,你要想一下已经离去的人;当你抱怨工作的时候,你要想一下没有工作的人;当你抱怨孩子调皮不听话的时候,你要想一下那些无法生育者。总之,当你抱怨的时候,想想那些更不幸的人,你会觉得生活很美好,就看你站在那个角度去理解它。

读书犹如行万里路,那沿途的风景千般不同,万般美丽,为什么不开始慢慢领略?

This month, the Chinese Reading Group at Dundas Library, one of Parramatta  Branches, has discussed the reading theme Love2read to wrap up their end of the year reading. They discussed their reading as well as why they love to read.

Some of the members mentioned that the reading group enabled them to share their common interests and to learn from each other. One member told the group about the recent publications in China after taking a trip over there. She also shared a book ‘There is a wisdom called tolerance’ and her reading experiences with others.

All members felt if reading becomes a habit that would fulfill their desire for knowledge and satisfaction of life.

Some members talked about the need to learn some Australia history. Reading is a very efficient way to know Australia and its stories.

Finally, a member shared a citation with everyone – if you want to complain about your life, think about someone who’s already left this world; if you want to complain about your work, think about those who couldn’t find a job; if you want to complain about your child then think about those who desperately look for ways to get one. After all, it is those who are the less fortunate ones that you need to think about when you feel bad about your life – it all depends on how you look at your life.

The Chinese people say reading tenth of thousands books is like walking tenth of thousands steps. There are millions of views and scenery on the journey. Why not start to taste it and feel it?

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