Philomena’s Bookclub Review – Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Book Title: Handle with Care Author: Jodi Picoult What we liked about the book The book was classic Picoult, storytelling that highlights the drama of everyday experience and challenges faced by individuals. We liked the range of characters and how each person had a distinctive viewpoint and perception of the situation. There were many moral…
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Take a chance!

Are you stuck in a rut with your reading?  I know I am unadventurous when it comes to choosing books to read. But hey, it's never too late to step out and try something new. I've taken to browsing the "Newly Added eBooks" listed in Overdrive. Before I know it, my iPad finger has tapped…
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Philomena’s Bookclub Blog

July 2013 Book Title: The White Tiger   Author: Aravinda Adiga Quote: Iqbal, that great poet was so right. The moment you recognise what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave. (page 275) What we liked about the book This was an interesting but not particularly easy or pleasurable read. It provides insights into the social…
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Philomena’s Bookclub Blog

May 2013 Book Title: Dreams from my father: A story of race and inheritance Author: Barack Obama Quote: So what’s your dream Auma? That’s my biggest problem. Too many dreams. A woman with dreams always has problems. (p. 308) This quote was selected as a good starting point to talk about the nature of dreams, issues of gender…
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Open Library

Yarra Plenty is now part of the Internet Archive’s Open Library  e-lending book program.  There is a growing lending e-library of over 200,000 books, including two local titles we have contributed:  The Olympic Games, Melbourne, 1956 and Heidelberg : the city of streams, 1834-1934 centenary : its story. After creating an account users can browse…
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Review from Philomena’s Bookclub – The Rugmaker of Mazar E Sharif

The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman What we liked about the book We all agreed that this was a beautifully written book, describing much emotion and hardship. Najaf’s character comes across as being so positive throughout. He is remarkably resilient and his happy disposition enables him to connect with others. There is…
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