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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby HH3 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:03 am

We didnt read any of them. I found out about them from researching on the internet just after I left school.

We didnt really have compulsory reading after year 8 or 9. I remember we read the Rohan of Rin books, and had activities to do, and we read one about a teenage boy, which had story lines regarding puberty and stuff.

After that, we just wrote essays and stuff in English.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby RustyCage » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:38 am

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:49 am

Australian Football has been salvaged?!? A clear case of the winners of the war writing history to suit themselves. Maybe the VFL was saved, but the sport itself has been thoroughly rogered at every level. Garbage AFL revisionism.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:00 pm

I'm sure Fitzroy supporters will get a kick out of it.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby FlyingHigh » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:58 pm

RustyCage wrote:Image


Very clever Rusty, very clever
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby saintal » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:53 pm

Just finished The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. Fantastic.

Part of a Norwegian crime series revolving around a recovering alcoholic investigator.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby FlyingHigh » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:26 am

The Sounds of Summer - Jim Maxwell's memoir.

Just finished it.
Poor Jim had a stroke in August, so not sure how that affected the book, but imagine it was well into writing given it came out a couple months later.
Honestly, a little bit light. He goes through his life, which is interesting enough, but not as many in-depth insights or thoughts that I would have expected from someone so revered.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:18 pm

About halfway through one of my Father's Day pressies - Error Australis by Ben Pobjie. The history of Australia, warts and all, informative and funny.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:06 pm

Grenville wrote:I'm sure Fitzroy supporters will get a kick out of it.

I'm sure it details the clean living lifestyle of Alan Schwab.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Booney » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:34 pm

Pseudo wrote:Australian Football has been salvaged?!? A clear case of the winners of the war writing history to suit themselves. Maybe the VFL was saved, but the sport itself has been thoroughly rogered at every level. Garbage AFL revisionism.


I believe the Port Adelaide AFL bid from 1989 plays an interesting role in this book and, more so, unveils some aspects not known previously by the wider public.

Rusty, can you elaborate?
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:36 pm

The Price of Valour by John Hamilton. It's the story of Gallipoli VC winner Hugo Throssell. A very good book and a stark reminder that the ending of a war doesn't necessarily mean the end of the pain and struggle for the participants or their families.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:50 am

A brief history in time, for about the tenth time
(So not so brief then :) )
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:20 pm

The Thoughts of Chairman Alf - Alf Garnett's little blue book or where England went wrong.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby HH3 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:13 am

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Started this one yesterday. The only thing Im not liking about this is how the author is describing how the victim felt before and during the murders. They've fleshed out what happened with emotion and things like the victims thoughts, which obviously couldn't be known, because they were dead 10 seconds later.

Just at the point of Gacy hiring the author as his lawyer, so now Im assuming it will focus more on the legal and court room aspect.

Its a good read so far.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:19 am

Grenville wrote:The Thoughts of Chairman Alf - Alf Garnett's little blue book or where England went wrong.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby woodublieve12 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:36 am

Just started reading this.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby johntheclaret » Thu May 03, 2018 1:19 pm

HH3 wrote:Image

Started this one yesterday. The only thing Im not liking about this is how the author is describing how the victim felt before and during the murders. They've fleshed out what happened with emotion and things like the victims thoughts, which obviously couldn't be known, because they were dead 10 seconds later.

Just at the point of Gacy hiring the author as his lawyer, so now Im assuming it will focus more on the legal and court room aspect.

Its a good read so far.

I think his lawyer showed true grit by defending a killer
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Thu May 03, 2018 3:57 pm

woodublieve12 wrote:Just started reading this.

Did you give enough of a f*ck to finish it?


Partway through Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" myself.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby woodublieve12 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Pseudo wrote:
woodublieve12 wrote:Just started reading this.

Did you give enough of a f*ck to finish it?


Partway through Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" myself.

Just started but like it so far
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby saintal » Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 pm

Felt like some lighter reading so borrowed a few autobiographies recently

Lenny Hayes- Pretty standard and safe footy bio, looking back at his footy journey in chronological fashion. Plenty of “yeah, I remember that game/incident” moments if you’re a St Kilda supporter, but perhaps wouldn’t hold too much interest for anybody else. Loses points for referring to the sport as AFL throughout (ie I played AFL for Pennant Hills U8s), a pet peeve of mine. An easy read, and a good recap of 15+ years of the club.

Nick Riewoldt- Different to the Hayes book in that each chapter takes on a theme (ie leadership, public spotlight, family). Very self-critical at times and refreshingly honest. Focussed more on his personal life and also the behind the scenes footy stuff, as opposed to the on-field happenings. One of the more interesting footy bios I’ve read (not that I’ve read a heap).

Kurt Fearnley- Didn’t know much about Fearnley apart that he’d won a few wheelchair races. Refreshing attitude towards life. The Kokoda and Sydney-Hobart stories particularly eye-opening. Interesting reading about the day-to-day challenges/discrimination he still faces.
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