"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
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
The new novel by JK Rowling has nothing to do with wizards or witches or evil magic and the author and publishers are quite clear in saying that the book is not for children but is her first written for adults. So before you read it you might want to check out this review from the…Continue
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This year's shortlist has just been announced. Hilary Mantel is up again this year.Can she win again for Bring Up the Bodies which continues the story of her previous Booker winner Wolf Hall?
For full details follow this…Continue
The writing world lost one of its greatest contributors on July 30 2012 with the death of Irish queen of fiction Maeve Binchy. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful novelists Binchy has sold over 40 million copies worldwide…Continue
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Reading aloud to children is one of the most rewarding aspects of parenting in the early years and you only have to see a child's rapt…Continue
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Mosman Library’s Big Day In 2012 turned out to be a big day out for the many Mosman residents who joined in the celebrations on Saturday. The…Continue
Is it Cloudstreet or My Brilliant Career, The Slap or maybe Jasper Jones? Any one of these could be voted in the top 10 Australian novels of all time. What’s your favourite? To celebrate the National Year of Reading 2012 the ABC Tuesday Evening Book Club is throwing it out there to Aussie…Continue
Added by Merilyn on May 11, 2012 at 12:18 — No Comments
The National Year of Reading and the Right Honourable Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of…Continue
Added by Lindach on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
The Shortlists for the Miles Franklin and National Biography Award have just been announced. Perhaps you will find something to tempt and add to your " Must Read" List for National Year of Reading 2012.
Miles Franklin Award Shortlist
Undoubtedly Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has recently announced the longlist for 2012. Now over 50 year old the award remains as influential today as it was in 1957 when Patrick White became the very first recipient for his epic tale Voss. This year for the…Continue
Added by Merilyn on April 27, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
There are many accounts of the First World War. Ahead of the 96th remembrance of Anzac Day, we select some that spoke to us: http://blogs.mosman.nsw.gov.au/library/article/196/great-war-stories
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To commemorate this very special year for vampire literature, a century since the death of the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Richard Matheson's 'I am Legend' has been named - Vampire Novel of the Century. Read this article from the Guardian newspaper in the UK to find out why:
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There’s nothing like a good laugh to make you forget your troubles. Whilst jokes may be…Continue
Added by Merilyn on February 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Here's a neat little poem to brighten this rainy afternoon. If this had a melody, it could be the theme song of libraries world over!
Television- By Roald Dahl
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the…
Added by Kate on February 2, 2012 at 14:18 — No Comments
If you are a die-hard fan of Marian Keyes, as I am, and have read everything she's ever written, then you will be excited to hear that she has all but finished the "Helen" novel! Helen is the youngest of the five sisters in the Walsh family, whose lives have featured in Watermelon,…Continue
Added by Kate on February 1, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments
Mosman Library will be kicking off the National Year of Reading with our Big Book Club Party on Library Lovers Day, 14 February at 6.30pm.
All are welcome to come and celebrate reading with the members of our book clubs. There will be Lucky Door Prizes, refreshments and some surprises.
We are also interested in knowing what book changed your life or had the…Continue
Added by Lindach on January 18, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments