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Books & Reading: Cathy Oxley

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Library staff share their recommendations for books, music, ebooks, magazines audiobooks, and more.



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Favourite authors
JRR Tolkein
Tim Winton
Trent Dalton
Jane Harper
Patrick Ness
Robert Ludlum
John Marsden 


Favourite quotes
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."
George R.R.Martin

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." Ray Bradbury

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

“I cannot live without books.” — Thomas Jefferson

"If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all." John Green, Paper Towns

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." C.S. Lewis


Favourite books
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The Shepherd’s Hut – Tim Winton

The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
Gate to Women’s Country – Sheri Tepper
Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton