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Question reads wrap up: Twitterchat recommendations

September 1, 2012

Question This month, question everything: fact and fiction…question all sides of the issue, your beliefs, formats and why you read…

Dictionaries were mentioned as leading you to question more (Ellen Forsyth)

Is romance inherently feminist? asks Vassiliki Veros

This month there were lots of people questioning life, books authority, etc…

I think reading, and the ideas triggered can help you to question almost anything, can be a good mythbuster too” Ellen Forsyth

Whatever I’m reading, I try to question or find my assumption that the author will have had the same life experience as me” Sonia Barfoed

We become more informed when we question more. Kind of like young children- their inquisitiveness helps them to learn” Vassiliki Veros

Most re-tweeted…

Questioning mysteries.. 

“Mysteries have me questioning why I can’t see the clues until the end of the book” Suzie Eisfelder

Questioning Bond…

Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Bronson, Who do you prefer?

Questioning the elections…

“The LG election reminded me of my dad sitting down with all the candidate policy stands & discussing each one with me'” Vassiliki Veros

Questioning cookbooks…

“What can I substitute meat with” Rachel Franks

Questioning Science

‘Often recall Richard Feynman/Leon Lederman from school physics. reminded of them when science makes me wonder.’ Jenn Martin

“I think what I love about scifi is that the author offers a plausible answer to a common(or not?) question.” Ange

‘Science fiction is very much founded on the possible but not as yet” Vassiliki Veros

Books, so many books, have you read all these?

The knife of never letting go by Patrick Ness

Heartburn by Nora Ephron “Question the line between autobiography and fiction” Rachel Franks

Their faces were shining -earth post  The Rapture by Tim Wilson

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ” Curiosity landing and @MarsOneProject have made me question humans in space as reality”  Ange

Quicksilver by Kim Stanley Robinson

The wind up girl by Paolo Bagicalupi ” food politics/peak oil in future Thailand” Jenn Martin

Without warning by John Birmingham

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford

The years of rice + salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

Red Queen by Honey Brown

Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

The Yiddish Policemen’s union by Michael Chabon

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Children of men by PD James

The story of England by Michael Wood

The man in the high castle  by Philip K Dick

Baroque Trilogy by Neal Stephenson

Paving the road by Sulari Gentil

Behind the shock machine  by Gina Perry

Feed by Mira Grant

My sisters keeper by Jodi Picoult

Rangatira by Paula Morris “The NZ Fic Award 2012” Nelson Public Libs

Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Me before you by Jojo Moyes

Horseman pestilence  by Neil Gaiman

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett

Riddley Thomas by Russel Hoban

The astonishing life of Octavian nothing by MT Anderson

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

The good father by Noah Hawley

Defending Jacob by  William Landay

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Without warning by John Birmingham

Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Cross stitch by Diana Gabaldon

The dubious Hills by Pamela Dean

Earth David Brin

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The brain that changes itself by Norman Doidge

The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks

Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell

Doomsday book by Connie Willis

To say nothing of the dog by Connie Willis

Bellwether by Connie Willis

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace

Uncle Tungsten: memories of a chemical boyhood by Oliver Sacks

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Jane eyre series by Jasper Fforde

Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak

Mists of Avalon byMarion Zimmer Bradley

Bring up the bodies by Hillary Mantel

Rozencrantz & Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard

The female eunuch by Germain Greer

The Cinderella deal by Jennifer Cruise

How to be a woman by Caitlan Moran

Bet me  by Jennifer Crusie

Agnes and the hitman by Jennifer Crusie

Chicken with plums by Marjane Satrapi

It’s a book by Lane Smith

Lost and found by Oliver Jeffers

Dodging the bull by Paul Mitchell


Ophelie thinks harder by Jean Betts


John Birmingham

Peter Manning

Ahdalf Soueif

Cory Doctorow

Neal Stephenson

Agatha Christie

Ellis Peters

John Le Carre

Bernard Cornwell

Stephen King

Connie Willis

Harry Turtledove

Chris Cleave

Gordon Livingston MD “Good for self questions” Love2read

Jane Austen

Hilary Mantel

Shannon Stacy

Kristin Higgans

Julie Garwood

Ursula Le Guin

Yevgeny Zamyatin

HG Wells


Wallace Stevens


New Yorker

New Scientist

Scientific American

Jamie magazine

Pilates- Is it worth it?







Australian Romance readers convention, 2013 best

Linnamuseum in Tallin

The Atlantic feed onPulse


Huffington post

Article – Why smart women read romance by Anne Browning Walker

Amanda Palmer

Are comics a good way to talk about real world issues?

50 books you can’t put down 2012


Plague inc “where you create a virus pandemic and kill the world” Vassiliki Veros

Plants versus Zombies




Television shows

Aaron Sorkin’s new show- Newsroom

Lost in Austen – Television series

Jennifer Byrne presents Dava Sobel ABC1.


Felafel the film adaptation of novel by JohnBirmingham
 Bond Films “Only right question when watching Bond films is “why did the producers let Sean Connery go?” Vassiliki Veros
You tube videos of Rozencrantz and Guildstern are dead
Bob Dylan:
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