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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:31 pm
Barracuda - Christos Tsiolkas

Tsiolkas's follow up to "The Slap"

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:11 pm
Of all things i'm reading a book called Holes by Louis Sachar. Pretty good book. I've also read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline recently too. The later was not too bad either.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:32 pm
At the moment I have five books that I am reading or are on the list to be read:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles Book 1)
The Real Mrs Brown : Brendan O'Connor by Brian Beacon
Just a geek by Wil Wheaton
Roger Aschem and the King's Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly
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Questions of travel by Michelle de Kretser

An overlong book which occasionally shows flashes of brilliance, but is weighed down too much with too much irrelevant detail in parts

It goes through the story of the history of travel through 2 characters, how travel is seen as vacation to one, and a matter of asylum for the other

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:37 pm
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass

“I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:05 pm
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Not sure if this book is racist or anti-racist :roll:

It sure uses the N word an awful lot though


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The Secret :D One of the best book i have ever come across ooX
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 12:59 pm
2015 seems to be the year of the YouTuber books. Shane Dawson, Connor Franta, Alfie Day, Zoella, etal and now Joey Graceffa.

Joey's book entitled In Real Life : My Journey to a pixelated world [Keyword Press, 2015] was released worldwide on May 19th 2015. You could say that it has been an anticipated book especially considering that on his birthday he released the music video of his own song Don't Wait.

The entire music video makes sense to those of us who have followed Joey for sometime. The bullying in school, the alcohol problems of his mother, and his own inner demons.

Yes, the ending (if you have not seen the video go to the YouTube Section of TVAus and take a look) is the best coming out I have seen.

So, yes Joey's book does reveal that he is in fact gay. Actually, chapter 14 is the shortest chapter that I have ever read in a book. It is one two word sentence.

The book is full of humour, sadness and joy.

It is clear that he has tailored this book to the majority of his YouTube subscribers whom I am guessing are under 16, which is what the majority of YouTube subscribers are. It is full of different how to list giving them pointers in how to deal with similar situations that he faced while he was growing up. It makes sense that Australia book stores are listing this in the children/young adult section.

The book is very well written and as you read this book you get the feeling that a great weight has been lifted off his shoulders and he has opened up to us, his viewers. As he tweeted

For 8 years this has been the major topic of discussion on my channel. It feels great to be able to be open


From start to finish it took me 6 and a half hours to read and yes it is a page turner, especially if you have been a fan of Joey's for long time.

Definitely worth a read

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:58 pm
Sounds like an interesting book I might give it a try when I finish all the books I have but haven't read yet.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 11:35 am
Thanks for the book recommendation The Admiral! I read this book in less then 24 hours and loved it. What an inspiring story.
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