"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
Historian Bruce Scates has turned novelist in order to weave a compelling drama of love, war, politics and duty around characters whose lives are forever changed by events on Gallipoli.
At the heart of the story, Professor Scates imagines the poignant return of the official war historian Charles Bean four years after the 1915 Anzac landings.
With consummate skill, he switches back and…Continue
Added by Steve Sailah on July 12, 2014 at 18:53 — No Comments
Now that winter has really settled in it's time to curl up with the latest bestseller and a hot chocolate and catch up on some well deserved reading. And if you write a short review afterwards and enter it in Mosman Library's Read, Review & Win competition you might even win a great prize.
There are a couple of ways you can enter, either come into the library…Continue
Added by Merilyn on July 2, 2014 at 13:07 — No Comments
Get ready to start reviewing! Read, Review & Win is on again over January and we have some great prizes to give away weekly. You can enter your reviews online or in person and this year you can even add your…Continue
Added by Merilyn on December 10, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
Congratulations Eleanor Catton! At 28 she's the youngest Man Booker Prize winner ever! The Luminaries is also the longest book ever to win at 832 pages, so if you borrow this one from the library I hope you're a fast reader!…Continue
Added by Merilyn on October 16, 2013 at 16:26 — No Comments
What an interesting list of titles we have in the longlist this year. These authors, many of which you may not have heard of yet (but soon will), have been selected from 151 hopefuls. If you are looking for a good book this list should provide some…Continue
Added by Merilyn on July 24, 2013 at 18:38 — No Comments
Hibernate under the covers this winter with Mosman Library’s Read, Review & Win Winter Reading Program for adults. It’s easy to enter, simply curl up with a good read and after you’ve finished tell us in a couple of sentences what you liked (or didn’t like!) about the book. There are some great…Continue
Added by Merilyn on June 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
Get Reading has begun the search for Australia's favourite books of all time and has invited all Australians to nominate their favourite homegrown books. Whether it's an Aussie book you read recently or a beloved book from your childhood make sure you cast your vote (or votes as you can enter…Continue
Added by Merilyn on June 4, 2013 at 17:10 — No Comments
We are looking for your story of how libraries or a particular library has changed your life. Why not share your story as part of Mosman Library's online competition celebrating Australian and Library Week 2013 there is a Sony eBook reader up for grabs!
Here's the link:…Continue
Added by Lindach on May 14, 2013 at 12:25 — No Comments
Mosman Library Trivia Night
When: May 22, 2013 @ 7pm
Where: Mosman Library
To celebrate Library & Information Week 2013 Mosman Library is having a fun filled evening of trivia where you can test your general…Continue
Added by Merilyn on April 30, 2013 at 17:56 — No Comments
This is exciting news for Australian women writers. I am sure Miles Franklin herself would be very happy with this year's list.
An all-female shortlist has been named for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary prize.
First-time novelists Romy Ash, Annah Faulkner and Drusilla Modjeska, are among the five nominees competing for the $60,000 prize.
Author of Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser, and Carrie Tiffany, who wrote…Continue
Added by Lindach on April 30, 2013 at 12:59 — No Comments
Congratulations to Carrie Tiffany winner of the Stella Prize, a new literary award for Australian female authors, for her book "Mateship with Birds"
The Stella Prize is a major new literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. It is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and celebrates women’s contribution to Australian literature. The Stella Prize rewards one writer with a significant…
Added by Lindach on April 17, 2013 at 17:28 — No Comments
If you are into Horror, Scfi,Speculative Fiction or Fantasy you might want to check out the finalists for this year's Aurealis Awards for Australian writers of Adult, Children's and Yong Adult books in these genres. The article is on the Australian Women's Writers Site:
Added by Lindach on March 22, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments
Photo courtesy of The Guardian 2/3/13
Celebrating World Book Day, Thursday March 7, 2013. Long live the book! …Continue
For most people February 14 means only one thing, chocolates, roses and romantic dinners for two. But 7 years ago Valentine’s Day took on a new meaning and now a celebration of everything we love about libraries. And let’s face it what’s not to love!
This year at Mosman we are celebrating Library Lovers Day with something different. Our ‘Movies Love…Continue
Added by Merilyn on February 12, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
With Library Lovers Day (February 14) just around the corner now seems a likely time to think about our favourite romance novels, which doesn't only mean Mills & Boon. There are hundreds of great love stories out there that are far from the trashy romances you may associate with this genre. Here’s just a few which if you haven’t read them are bound to ignite your passion for romance.
Added by Merilyn on February 6, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
Congratulations to the first three winners!
D. Mary Jolin, Anne Cohen and Margaret Evans were thrilled with
their prizes. Submit your review today, and perhaps you'll be the nextContinue
Attention all readers! Pick up your pens and get ready to start reviewing because Mosman Library is once again running its successful Summer Reading Program over the holiday season. We are looking for willing and able book reviewers to write a short review and go into the draw to win some great prizes. Enter your review online when you join the library’s own social…Continue
Added by Merilyn on January 2, 2013 at 15:53 — No Comments
Winning team The Miss Marples
Mosman Library’s Literary Trivia Night turned out to be loads of book loving fun and the perfect finale to the National Year of Reading 2012. What better way to celebrate reading than to hold a literary trivia night formulated to challenge even the most well read book buffs.
Six rounds of questions including general fiction, classic and children’s fiction, Dickens, books to…Continue
Added by Merilyn on December 5, 2012 at 13:58 — No Comments
They've been a long time coming but the NSW Premier's Literary Awards shortlists have now been announced with Anna Funder's All that I am once again in the running for a literary prize. She is up against 5 other prominent Australian authors including 2011 Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott. Overall there are 72 authors and illustrators competing for a share of $360,000 in the 14 categories including the 2012 NSW Premier's History Awards.
Added by Merilyn on November 5, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
This book promised a lot. And I had heard great reviews, so was really looking forward to getting started with it. But, I’m afraid to say that I was left feeling a little underwhelmed.
That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the book. I did, and I’m currently now reading William Nicholson’s next novel, “All the Hopeless Lovers”.
However, I felt that the book spread the story too thin. Across too many characters, and at times I found myself wondering where the…Continue
Added by Fran Cormack on October 2, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments