July 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Aussie authors make Booker prize longlist!

The longlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has just been announced and amongst then is our very own Peter Carey and Christos Tsiolkas. Carey’s Parrot and Olivier in America is his fifth nomination for the prestigious prize. He has won the prize twice previously with Oscar and Lucinda in 1988 and…

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Added by Merilyn on July 30, 2010 at 14:42 — No Comments

2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

2010 shortlists announced

The 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists have just been announced. The awards are held annually and celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to our cultural and intellectual identity. The shortlists include categories for fiction,…

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Added by Merilyn on July 28, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Recommended reading for August



Photo credit:Untitled by db*Photography, on Flickr

New additions to the collection - August 2010 (PDF 324KB)

Here are our staff picks

Gibbins, David.

The mask of…

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Added by Mosman Library on July 27, 2010 at 15:04 — No Comments

Ulysses

P.S.

I forgot to mention we tried to read some of "Ulysses" by James Joyce. It was, predictably, a challenge with some rewards..one member of the group got over 300 pages into it and vows to finish it off!. We all take our hats off to you...you will soon be one of the small band of those around the globe who have read the whole work!

Happy Bloomsday!

Added by Thursday Mens reading group on July 26, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

The year so far..books we liked reading!

The stand out books for this year so far (for the members) are...(drum roll..)...

"The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx

"The Corrections" by Johnathan Franzen

"A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry

"Old School" by Tobias Wolff

"The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow" by A.K. Mackinnon

"Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulks

" The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon

"A Fortunate Life" by A.B. Facey

"Life…

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Added by Thursday Mens reading group on July 23, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

"Studying in a Library" Amusing Video !!

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Added by Artemis on July 17, 2010 at 23:51 — No Comments

Book locations come to life!

Ever wondered what the settings in the book you're reading really look like? Take the opportunity to explore the locations used in CAPABLE OF MURDER, book one in Belinda Lawrence mysteries.



Midford, Somerset (Milford)

The village of Milford where Belinda Lawrence inherited her cottage and found her aunt dead at the foot of the stairs. Explore the village and countryside.

http://tinyurl.com/ylgyc2z



Pulteney Bridge, Bath.… Continue

Added by Brian Kavanagh on July 14, 2010 at 20:26 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win! weekly prizes in winter

Let There be Light II



Winter is a great time for curling up with a good book, so why not share your latest read, and, at the same time, go into the draw to win a weekly prize.

On offer are Mosman Library bags, vouchers to spend at a local bookshop, and some great surprises.

Reviews posted between July 1 and August 31 are eligible for weekly prizes!

Write a short review here on Mosman Readers, or pick up a review card from the front…

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Added by Mosman Library on July 1, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

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