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This month’s reading is all about emotions.  What reading really makes you feel, or makes you think about your feelings and other people’s feeling.  This could be the time to explore stories of romance and love, or read about exciting sporting moments.  You may read about how to improve your performance in sport (or about sports people) as you feel the changes you need to make to be fitter.

This can also be a time to explore horror titles which make you feel fear… or thrillers, to explore feelings of suspense.

Feel Reading might also be  about your favourite crafts, hobbies and interests, as you read about woodworking and think about the feeling of wood in your hands, or reading about wine/beer tasting methods and the feeling as you drink (and you might even be drinking as you read to help with the feeling).

Beer Bottle Cap Assortment

When you are reading, you might like to tweet using #NYR12 so that other people can have a conversation with you about your reading.

There will be a live twitter discussion 24 April starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (and lasting until about 10.00pm Western Standard Time).  Use the tag #NYR12 as you discuss reading which makes you feel.

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  1. May 4, 2012 1:40 pm

    Feel – 感受

    这个月,Dundas 图书馆中文阅读小组,根据澳大利亚全国阅读年阅读主题”感受”,展开了热烈的讨论,谈出了切身感受。



    还有人读了”中西建筑比较”。书中讲到中国在搞建筑前,一般要看“风水”。所谓“风水”是指在营造城市、房屋、陵墓和园林时,要对地质水文、生态气候、环境景观等山川地理因素进行考察,采取择吉避凶 的一门实用科学。西方在搞上述建筑时也讲“风水“吗?

    In April, the Chinese Reading Group at Dundas Branch of Parramatta City Library, discussed their reads according to NYR theme ‘Feel’.

    A member read ‘happy another day’, and mentioned that by appreciating whatever you have, you would be happy. One should be more tolerant and less envious. One step back the sea is wider and the sky is higher; two steps back the family is happier.

    Another one read ‘Advice to women’ and felt as a woman one should study hard, and make family happy and the society harmonious by her knowledge, wisdom and her love.

    One read a book called ‘Comparison of Chinese and Western architecture’. The book talks about Fengshui elements in Chinese architecture in order to avoid unnecessary harm. One has to look into few aspects of natural environment before building a house, a cemetery or making a garden and even urbanizing a place. Does Western architecture consider these aspects? They wonder.

    All members felt they have enriched themselves by reading, and by looking into their own internal world. They also felt they have acquired more knowledge and have opened their eyes wider. Learning is easier than action. The group would like to share this with others.


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