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Breath by Tim Winton
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lindach Jun 29, 2009.

The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lindach Jan 22, 2009.

Twilight (warning, spoilers)
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Books We Love

Inspired by the BBC’s Big Read, Mosman Library staff members chose their top 5 books of all time, books that stuck with them, books that they loved. The result is an amazingly varied list of books for all ages.



All titles are available through Mosman Library



What are your top 5? Add your list as a comment.





The Alchemist Paulo… Continue

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 18:18

The Reader's Bill of Rights

Here's The Reader's Bill of Rights to help you make the most of that right:

Readers have:

The right to not read.
The right to skip pages.
The right to not finish.
The right to reread.
The right to read anything.
The right to escapism.
The right to read anywhere.
The right to browse.
The right to read out loud.
The right not to defend your tastes.

—Pennac, Daniel, Better Than Life, Coach House Press, 1996

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:31

BBC Big Book List

The list below of taken from the BBC Big Book List (as voted on by the British public)

How many have you read? Post your tally below.



1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Tweet Library

A very clever person on Twitter has started a book tweet described at 'Books edited to less than 140 letters'

Posts include the following: 'Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Crybaby abates her insecurities by traveling around the world. How nice for her. The End.'



Good for a giggle. Check it… Continue

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 14:00

My Sister's Keeper

The film adaptation of Jodi Piclout's My Sister's Keeper is due to hit Australian theatres on July 30 2009. But if you can't wait that long Jodi's web site has links, podcasts and trailers about this long awaited film.



My Sister's Keeper tells the story of Anna, a girl conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister. Now a teenager, Anna begins to question her moral obligations to… Continue

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 15:23

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