David Lucas likes reading books about Australia's early days.
David Lucas likes reading books about Australia's early days. Tegan Annett

What I'm reading: Tales of pioneering days a favourite

THIS week we talk about books and reading with David Lucas.

Name: David Lucas.

Occupation: Retired.

What do you like about reading? I love history, and in particular Australian history. That's about all I read actually.

I never read fictional novels. I like reading about the explorers and pioneers days.

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What's your favourite book? I think Stitch Journey into the Interior. It's about exploring the Australian continent.

I like the ruggedness of what they went through.

What do you prefer, kindle or hard copy? Either. My wife recently brought me a Kindle.

There's less weight to carry around and there's a bit more ease of reading. It just seems like I read quicker.

Who's your favourite author? I don't really have one. I find anything about Australia's pioneering days interesting.

Who got you interested in reading? Myself. I picked up a book about pioneering and I really enjoyed it.

Australian Short Stories would've been the first of that kind that I read, by Rupert Murdoch's dad.

Where do you get your books from? I get them at book sales or markets, mainly from book shops.

I'd absolutely like to see some book shops open in Gladstone. You drive over the border into New South Wales and they're everywhere.

How often do you come to the library? Three to four times a week. I come to use the wifi.

What are you reading at the moment? American Indians. I'm about three quarters through it. It's quite in-depth.



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