Jody’s 2013 a YEAR in BOOKS

As 2013 comes to an end now is the perfect time to share with everyone some of the great books I have read this year.

This year I discovered some really fantastic authors, like Liane Moriarty, Maria V. Snyder, Hannah Kent, Decorah O’Brien and Robin LaFevers. Some of these authors were recommended and others, I was lucky enough to pick up browsing the library’s shelves.

Some of my favourite books this year were written by Australian writers, they were: Continue reading

Last Thursday Book Group

On the last meeting of the year the group had a great meeting and celebrated the end of year with little party and of course a book discussion.

AAABook – Lola’s Secret

Author – Monica McInerney

Book Summary – Magic can happen in every family… Continue reading

2nd Tuesday Evening Book Group

The group discussed the FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

Group Comments

One member re-read ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ which was writeen by a German soldier after the first world war.

It is a novel based on the author’s experiences even though it is not biographical.

It is a poignant account of the horror and futility of war and remains a classic anit-war novel.

As such, it was banned by the Nazis, and the author was stripped of his German citizenship.

Our small group discussed how human history has always had groups of people who operate in an oppressive manner and want to use the media and publications as a vehicle of control.

Freedom of the press and literature is vital to an open and tolerant society.



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ParraPods is Parramatta City Library’s Pod Cast.

Listen to our first episode, an Author Talk with one of Australia’s best selling authors Peter Fitzsimons.

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Stay tuned for many more fun and interesting pod casts from ParraPods.