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skrible
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Posted:i love to read and discuss books. did a search couldnt find a book club so im starting one biggrin

what books have you read recently? were they any good? which books would you recommend?

i personally have just read Johnny Cash' autobiography and loved it. Beautifully written, poetic and at times moving. ubblove


this apple juice is a bit milky isnt it?!

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:Originally Posted By: triptricianOne of my all time favourite series of books was "tomorrow when the war began" by John Marsden.

I've always wanted to read it, but I've never been a fan of reading and then waiting for the next instalment so I've only just started trying to buy the books all second hand now! Still missing 2 though so haven't started reading yet...


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triptrician
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Posted:I had the whole series at school but through a few house moves lost the majority so I have been looking for replacements as well. The best book store i have found for them are either QBD bookstores (might be a Queensland only store sorry Rouge) or Angus & Robertson. Unfortunately (as murphys' law would dictate)niether had the ones I was missing.

"Interesting side note in 2009 according to wikipedia: In June 2009, Screen Australia announced that it would fund the development of the feature film Tomorrow, When the War Began, written and directed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie (Australia, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), and produced by Andrew Mason for Ambience Entertainment, reportedly to begin production in late 2009.[5][6][7] Raymond Terrace in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, was chosen as a major location for producing the film.[8] The film is expected to show in cinemas in September 2, 2010."(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrow_series)


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Icarus Forde
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Posted:Tomorrow When The War Began was a brilliant book. Have you read the entire series, including The Ellie Chronicles?

I'd write a list of books that I've read, but it'd be thousands long. Fave authors include Matthew Reilly, Tom Clancy, Chris Ryan, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Chistopher Paolini, Douglas Adams, Darren Shan... The list goes on. tongue2

Anything that sits still long enough, basically. tongue2


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triptrician
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Posted:havent read the ellie chronicles and to be honest hadnt heard of them until today when i wiki-ed the original series. Having said that once i hit uni reading for enjoyment became a thing of the past(its not that i didnt enjoy some of the books i was MADE to read). Now that i have more time it might be somethi0ng worth reading.

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:I read one of The Ellie Chronicles when I was in Vanuatu, which is what reminded me that I hadn't read the original series! And then I heard the movie was coming out so I started looking harder to find the rest of the series (I've always had the first book).

Thanks for the heads up, Trip, but I really only buy second hand books so it's a case of crossing my fingers!


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Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Icarus Forde
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Posted:Yes, definitely get them and read them, they're amazing! And yeah... Rogue, I'll buy you a couple if I have to, they're that good! tongue2

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Fugee
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Posted:Originally Posted By: EoNLast good book I read though was Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul, that man knows his constitution!

Ron Paul could win a US election. I personally think he is too far to the right, and crazy in a Pat Robertson sort of way. I do agree with him on the gold standard though. The FRB and ECB are EVIL!


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EpitomeOfNovice
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Posted:Originally Posted By: Refuge Crew
Ron Paul could win a US election. I personally think he is too far to the right, and crazy in a Pat Robertson sort of way. I do agree with him on the gold standard though. The FRB and ECB are EVIL!

I have to agree with you (I don't think he's the ideal future President). At the same time being a little too far right and not authoritarian, is better than someone left (or center or right) who subscribes to authoritarian implementation (down, center is possible right and left, and up is libertarian in the full political chart. Like a diamond shaped chart).

I thought he went through current events and why it's a mess from a constitutional standpoints in a very understandable manner for anyone. While I thought just turning everything upside down and starting over was a horrible idea, with the proper transitions and working through the less dramatic fiscal/social changes would be great.

I agree with what he wrote about policy for the most part, but implementing fixing it not so much. Still a good read.


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:i loved the tomorrow when the war began series when i was in highschool, grade 12 or so i stumbled upon the elle chronicles in a second hand shop and bought and read it, i found it a little dissappointing really.

anyone read Letter From The Inside, or Checkers by the same author? i liked checkers more.

ps i finished another book today, i only started reading it at about 2pm. its "the road" by Cormac McCarthy (author of no country for old men), a post apocolyptic US world centred on the struggle for survival and dependancy between a father and his young son. it was only 300 pages in large print so i expected it to be a quick read, although now i have to go find a new one to read all over again :(8 hours of book fulfilment is not enough!!!


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:Yep, I think I have both of those! They're great! Checkers just broke my hears frown

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Posted:Love R.A. Salvatore's work. The Legend of Drizzt is an always awesome series of books. I love Bernard Cornwell, and amazing writer. The Saxon Tales will blow your mind if you love history especially a Norse freak like I. Trust me I recommend both these sets highly. Tom Brown Jr.

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:water for elephants is being made into a movie to be released next year starring robert pattison. if there was one book i would ever want to unread now, its this one frown

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