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Daughter of the Forest
by Juliet Marillier
DAUGHTER of the Forest is the first in a four-book series.
It is the tale of a young girl named Sorcha and her six brothers. They all grew up deep in the heart of the forest and the seven of them are as close as they can be to one another.
But a mysterious and powerful woman comes into their lives and changes everything.
Sorcha suddenly realises she must perform a very difficult task to save her brothers’ lives.
This is a fantasy book mixed with magic and sorcery. It is an amazing read that will capture you and make you want to go on.
This is definitely a good read for those who have the imagination to journey with the story.
Fine Thanks Mate
by John “Bomber” Peard
THE book I enjoy reading the most is Fine Thanks Mate, which is about the life of rugby league great John Peard.
I was very interested in reading this book when first published in 2007 as I have been mates with John Peard since about 1997 when introduced to him by one of his former teammates John Mayes back in my home town of Evans Head.
For those who don’t know about John Peard, he suffered a stroke back in 2002.
Not only is he extremely lucky to be alive, but he was told he would never be able to do simple things such as make a cup of tea. He’s definitely proved that wrong.
This book is inspiring as it documents the will and hunger John Peard had to succeed as a rugby league footballer.
That same will and hunger was also used to fight back from the major effects of the stroke.
Whenever I lack motivation or for some reason find myself being pessimistic, I turn to this book for inspiration.
To read an insight of John Peard’s positive outlook on life and to know him as a mate – what other source of inspiration could a bloke need?
by Stephen King
I HAVE been asked to write a small review on my favourite book and author… well, Stephen King has a new publication out.
Before everyone goes shock, horror, it is quite a good read.
The title is 11/22/63. Different, isn’t it?
How would you like the means to change the future? This man goes to a diner which is closing down. The owner asks him to go to the storeroom and open the door and walk through, then come back and tell him what he sees.
Well, he goes back to 1958. He wonders if he can change history. He starts off small and has results he does not expect.
Then he decides to go big and try to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.
The setting is in the dreaded town of Derry, Maine – a town I do not wish to visit. Characters from other books turn up such as Pennywise the clown.
Anyway, it is a good read and no, you cannot have it because I have not returned it to the local library yet. I am just three-quarters through its 737 pages.
What the man does notice is that in 1958 people helped each other, and the food tasted fresh and not chemically tainted.
Stephen King’s 11/22/63 gets a five-star rating from me.