Explore reads Wrap up-Twitterchat recommendations
October was the NYR month to explore reading. Plenty of suggestions were offered for readers to explore. A great discussion explored books, movies, social media, online tools and pictures. Food, Goodreads, travel (Lonely planet Guides vs Eyewitness Guides) and settings. Eventually some participants deciding to explore sleep…
“Signing of now to explore the back of my eyelids- catch you next month” sharonu
Check out the discussion (including great pictures, quotes and photos) on rwpchat storify.
So much to explore….
- Travel and learning
“When we travel we need to find the goriest, bloodiest stories to keep them interested in our trips” love2read
” Following Greek tweets and news services is helping me improve my lapsed Greek language skills” Vassiliki Veros
- Natural disasters “Natural disasters have me searching google maps and reading on their geography” Vassiliki Veros
- Mexican history and great food.
- Exploring TV/ movies or documentaries can start an exploration of books and reading.
- Food, recipes and menus.
“yes-its hard not to think about food when reading about Hobbits and how much they eat or think about eating” Ellen Forsyth
“reading the menu is good but eating your way through it is better” Paula Grunseit
- Armchair travelling
- Movies and TV
- Exploring one book leads to another…
RT@Anita Heiss: “Salt’s Top 20 Bestsellers of all time-blog.saltpublishing.com/200…”
RT@coslib”I read books because…..I don’t know everything. Day 8 of Subiaco Library’s blackboard”.coslib
RT @scootes81 “Reading ‘The Stand’ and ‘The Passage’ led me to explore the US through google maps to see where all those towns were”. Scootes81
RT@sharonu “listening to author talks by authors I’ve never read will sometimes lead me to #explore them as reading material”.Sharonu
RT @Vaveros “Armchair travelling is a favourite past time for me. I can spend hours in the 910’s in the library. Vassiliki Veros
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas “The epic tale of the suffering and retribution of Edmond Dantes”. love2read.
Zero Hour by S.D Perry
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
How to ditch your fairy by Justine Larbalestier
Reclaiming the American West by Lawrence B. Lee “Photos and essays about mined landscapes” Jenn Martin
Tin Tin’s pyramid of the sun by Hergé
Stories I only tell my friends: The autobiography by Rob Lowe “#explore the life behind the actor” sharonu
Sleeping around: a couch surfing tour of the globe by Brian Thacker
The hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien “Leads onto other interesting too, Like second breakfasts” Ellen Forsyth
Live and let die by Ian Fleming
The girl in steel-capped boots by LorettaHill “allowed me to explore the Pilbara region through the eyes of a girl on a man’s world” sharonu
Percy Jackson “Allowed my boys to explore Greek mythology and Deadly Unna -Racism” L.I.T Ladies
Deadly Unna by Phillip Gwynne
Lonely Planet Guide for Italy and Spain “Great way to explore before travelling”love2read
Spirit Sisters:Australian women reveal true life stories of the paranormal by Karina Machado “Allowed me to explore the other side” sharonu
The Silmarillon by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Penguin book of the road edited by Delia Falconer “Allowed me to explore Australia by road stories” sharonu
The Lonely Planet Guide to micronations
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer
The Stand by Stephen King
The passage by Justin Cronin
Americana series by Janet Dailey “with a romance set in every US state, has contributed to my knowledge of the US” Vassiliki Veros
Ride with me by Ruthie Knox ” Cyclist romance doing the Trans American trail. Great geography + love (hubs enjoyed it too!)” Vassiliki Veros
The confusion by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson “Great exploration of history and places” Jenn Martin
Jetlag travel guides “with their fictional made up countries are always very funny” Vassiliki Veros
“Dif travel guides provide dif levels of detail. I < 3 the density of Blue Guides. Each traveller needs to explore what suits them” Vassiliki Veros
Ballymaloe cook book(modern Irish)
“Listening to author talks by authors I have never read will sometimes lead me to explore them as reading material” Vassiliki Veros
Peter Watts “Wonderful storyteller, will have to explore his books” sharonu
An idiot abroad
Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog
Online tools to help explore
Links to explore
Book Chook collection: Literacy games on pinterest
A good book should leave you…? go to Love2read Facebook page to find out!
I read books because…..I don’t know everything. Day 8 of Subiaco Library’s blackboard.
“Books make a home, in this case quite literally! ” Literacy Centre
Clip from Shellharbour City Libraries “I believe in reading-love the spooky spin” love2read
Jennifer Byrne presents “The Harry games” “Enjoyed YA Discussion with Jennifer Byrne and have explored YA fiction”. love2read
The thorn tree a travel forum from Lonely Planet