Friday, October 5, 2012


The National Year of Reading theme for October is Explore. With summer just around the corner, and the longer, warmer days ahead, this is a great time for exploring. We could be exploring our neighbourhood, our city, or our country. Maybe even another country. Possibly we could be exploring new hobbies, new foods or new sports. What have you read recently, or what are you planning to read which is helping you to explore new ventures? Click on comment below and tell us about your recent reads.

Some suggestions to get you started:

  • A walk in old Sydney by  Michael Tatlow.
  • Adventure treks : explore Australia by 4WD by Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage.
  • The Alby Mangels story : beyond world safari,  an authorised biography by Lynn Santer.
  • An explorer's notebook : essays on life, history and climate / Tim Flannery.
  • Art : a beginner's guide by Laurie Schneider Adams.
  • Eastern and Central Europe by Jonathan Bousfield, Matthew Willis.
  • The around Australia guide,  photography by Steve Parish, text by Rod Howard.
  • Great gourmet weekends in Australia edited by Helen Duffy
  • The Choice guide to Sydney for kids by Wendy Preston


Starfire said...

There's a manga series called Bakuman that is a manga about writing manga! It's a great way to look at what an writer/artist goes through to produce manga. It's fiction based on fact. Very funny!!

Lilliana said...

I just love this time of the year and I am looking forward to dropping into Rouse Hill and borrowing some books on walks in Sydney. Its an magnificent time of year to be outdoors exploring this fantastic city.

Anonymous said...

I have just "explored" a different type of romance fiction in Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James, and even though it's getting criticised, it still keeps you involved and fascinated that such a relationship may exist in reality!?