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Graham Greene, Damon Runyon, Jan Morris, Freya Stark, Wilfred Thesiger

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Staff picks - July 2011

Bevan, Christopher J.A Kinchela boy : a novel.AUSTRALIAN /BEVABlain, Georgia.Too close to home.AUSTRLALIAN /BLAI  Bakker, R. Scott.The white luck warrior.FANTASY /BAKK  Barclay, Robert.If wishes were horses.F /BARCKennedy, Douglas.The moment.F /KENNParrett, Favel.Past the shallows.F /PARRWatson, S. J.Before I go to sleep.F /WATSColfer, Eoin.Plugged.DETECTIVE /COLFPerry, Anne.Acceptable loss.DETECTIVE /PERRDoctorow, E. L.All the time in the world : new and selected stories.SHORT STORY…See More
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Staff picks - April 2011

Jones, Gail.Five bells.AUSTRALIAN /JONEFranklin, Tom.Crooked letter, crooked letter.F /FRANKalotay, Daphne.Russian winter : a novel.F /KALOLeroy, Margaret.The river house.F /LEROVanderbes, Jennifer.Strangers at the feast. F /VANDMagrs, Paul.The bride that time forgot.HORROR /MAGRBarnes, Julian.Pulse.SHORT STORY /BARN  Darnton, Robert.The case for books : past, present, future. 002 /DARN  Dalai Lama, XIV.My spiritual journey : personal reflections, teachings, and talks.294.3923 /DALA Rule,…See More
Mar 29, 2011
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Street Fight In Naples: A Book Of Art And Insurrection by Peter Robb

Naples never fails to make an impression on the visitor; usually it's at the expense of their wallet and passport. Sydney writer Peter Robb must have done his time, because he gets out with this, a third book set in southern Italy, overripe like M's …See More
Mar 28, 2011

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Staff picks - July 2011

Bevan, Christopher J.

A Kinchela boy : a novel.

AUSTRALIAN /BEVA

Blain, Georgia.

Too close to home.

AUSTRLALIAN /BLAI  …

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Posted on June 28, 2011 at 13:17

Killing fairies & The Lighter Side of...Strumpets: reasons to read romance fiction

My friend @VaVeros reads romance.

Romance?! ... why?! ...

So she told me.

 

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 13:23

Staff picks - May 2011

Recommended Library Reading List - May 2011

Fforde, Jasper.

One of our Thursdays is missing.

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Rothfuss, Patrick.

The…

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 12:36

Staff picks - April 2011

Jones, Gail.

Five bells.

AUSTRALIAN /JONE

Franklin, Tom.

Crooked letter, crooked letter.

F…

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Posted on March 29, 2011 at 11:03

Happy Birthday Wikipedia

The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit is 10 years old. I refer to it almost every day. Three cheers for Wikipedia.

This is what culture looks like, a process of argument, of dissenting and accreting opinion, of gradual codification. And for the first time in history, we're building a system that, perhaps only for a brief time but certainly for the moment, is capable of recording and making use of every single one of…

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Posted on January 31, 2011 at 14:44

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At 11:45 on February 17, 2009, Lindach said…
I didn't realise Freya Stark was one of your favourite writers she is also one of mine and my daughter was named after her!
At 2:41 on May 30, 2009, Suzanne Craig said…
Thanks, Bern! There was a book I read many years ago about a woman crossing WA on her own with a few camels that I'd love to track down. I think it was called 'Tracks' but I'm not sure. Ring any bells...?
At 2:42 on May 30, 2009, Suzanne Craig said…
BTW - love Graham Greene, too. Looks we have similar taste!
At 3:39 on June 1, 2009, Suzanne Craig said…
Thanks, Bern! My reading list has grown twenty-fold this week!
At 10:01 on August 6, 2009, Lindach said…
I'm yet to find an Irish vampire book ! Of course Bram Stoker was Irish so that's about as close as I 've got to Irish vampires. However there are some vampire type creatures in Irish Celtic mythology.
At 15:40 on October 16, 2009, Ashleigh Veitch said…
Yay for manga! Thanks for the happy snaps!
At 15:42 on October 16, 2009, Ashleigh Veitch said…
dazorama says he has been following your flickr and tweets, will email this weekend...keep having an awesome trip
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