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The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life - William Nicholson

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…

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Added by Fran Cormack on October 2, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is out today!

 

 

 

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…

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Added by Lindach on September 27, 2012 at 13:14 — No Comments

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

 

 

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…

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Added by Lindach on September 12, 2012 at 15:13 — 2 Comments

It's time to 'Get Reading'!

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Added by Merilyn on September 3, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Maeve Binchy's novels will live on....

 

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…

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Added by Merilyn on August 1, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Countdown to 'The Reading Hour'!

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…

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Added by Merilyn on July 31, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Discover a great book this winter and tell us about it!

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Added by Merilyn on June 19, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mosman Library’s Big Day In 2012! Celebrating Library & Information Week.

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…

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Added by Merilyn on May 28, 2012 at 15:50 — 1 Comment

What are your favourite Aussie novels??

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…

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Added by Merilyn on May 11, 2012 at 12:18 — No Comments

Last Chance to win an eReader by submitting a book review in National Year Of Reading 2012 Competition

 

 

 

The National Year of Reading and the Right Honourable Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of…

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Added by Lindach on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Want some suggestions for a great read during the National Year of Reading?

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

  • Tony Birch, Blood
  • Anna Funder, All That I Am
  • Gillian Mears, Foal's…
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Added by Lindach on May 3, 2012 at 16:13 — 1 Comment

2012 Miles Franklin Longlist

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…

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Added by Merilyn on April 27, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

For Anzac Day: Great War stories

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

Added by Mosman Library on April 24, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Vampire Novel of the Century!

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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Added by Lindach on April 4, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Brain food!

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Added by Merilyn on March 12, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Book clubs join in the party to launch NYR 2012!

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Added by Merilyn on February 15, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Love to laugh in February

 

There’s nothing like a good laugh to make you forget your troubles. Whilst jokes may be…

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Added by Merilyn on February 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Infinite Wisdom of Roald Dahl

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…

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Added by Kate on February 2, 2012 at 14:18 — No Comments

New Marian Keyes novel coming soon!

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,…

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Added by Kate on February 1, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments

Mosman Library Launch of National Year of Reading 2012

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…

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Added by Lindach on January 18, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

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