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Marianna – Newtown

I am looking for a book my friend recommended to me, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. I’m looking forward to reading it. Recently, I reread Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I first read it two years ago. I could read it over and over again, he is an incredible writer. 

I like that when you are reading you can forget everything that is going on in your life. You can escape. I know everyone says that but it’s true and wonderful. You can pick up a book and go into a different world or learn something new. 

My mum is a linguist at the University of Sydney and she would always read books to me when I was younger.  I remember Harry Potter was the first one that I read on my own. My mum would always stop at the most exciting part and it would drive me crazy, so I would end up reading it myself.  My biggest accomplishment was finishing the last book in the series before my mum and I still really love it. I am always reading under the covers until midnight—I immerse myself in every book I read. 

My mum would bring me to this library when I was in preschool but I hadn’t been here since year six and have just started coming regularly again. I really like the art it’s great that local art and young artists can be showcased.  The City of Sydney libraries are fantastic so many different resources available. 

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