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Happy New Year everyone!

I trust you had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought you many books to read over the holiday season.

I usually avoid the Boxing Day sales, but this year I ventured out to Garden City (Brisbane). I now remember why I don’t go shopping on 26 December! It may surprise you to know I wasn’t looking for books.

I love spending time in my garden and recently I’ve had to look at some of my planters differently. As bending over ground level beds becomes more difficult, I’m replacing them with raised garden beds. One of the department stores reduced the price of raised beds significantly, so over the next few weeks, I’ll plant these up with tomatoes and other salad ingredients.

I couldn’t totally ignore the bookstore, however, and paid a visit to Dymocks to check on their Top Ten books. I was thrilled that Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee was the number 1 bestseller this week. Have you read this novel by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts – you can read my review here. For anyone looking for a little relaxation, they have the most amazing stock of colouring books.

Dymocks colouring books 1 Dymocks Top 10

How delightful to have Brian Lee join the reviewers team this week; I’m looking forward to more reviews from Brian. If you read something you would like to share with the community, please send me a review at [email protected]. Did you enter the Green Nomads competition?

2016 is going to be another wonderful year for new books – we’ve received word of some wonderful upcoming titles from Dymocks and Hachette Australia that we can’t wait to share!

Thanks for all your support in 2015; it is such a joy to share books with like-minded people and with new team members in 2016, the variety of books we offer will be even larger. Remember that the Book Club belongs to our Starts at 60 Community, so if there is something you would like to see in the New Year, please ask and we’ll see what we can do.

Happy reading,

Karen and the Books at 60 Team

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Karen O'Brien-Hall

I've had many careers in my life and loved each one! My new career blossomed when I retired and become an OAP. I am passionate about childhood literacy, books in general and my garden. I love Ballet, Opera, Concerts, Theatre, (both professional and community) and Movies. I tend to have opinions on most things and enjoy a good debate about the topic, not the person. In my thirties, I married my GOM (Gorgeous or Grumpy Old Man) the love of my life.

  1. Hi ,I am retired and doing what I always dreamed of Reading ‘,had a busy life only read one book a year if I was lucky to get a holiday
    now I read a few hours every day,I did get book from the library for some year but as my right hand isn’t as strong as it was some books were too big and heavy or the print was too small,so now at 92 I have got a Kindle e reader much smaller than my i iPad and I get a lot of the daily specials for around a dollar,that suits my budget very well,can still read if the electric fails adjust the size of print and background colour,hold in one hand,I charge it every night,it really works for me ,I think it would be good to pass this on to people getting older,who love reading.Enjoy

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    • Marnie how absolutely wonderful to hear from you – I use a Kindle for similar reasons to you – the weight of books, size of print etc are all considerations. I’d love you to review some of those books for us; a personal recommendation is always welcome.
      Thanks for contacting [email protected], I’ll look forward to your comments and recommendations. Cheers

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