Tracks September 30

September online ebook club wrap-up – Tracks

This month our September Online ebook club read was Tracks by Robyn Davidson. Tracks is the memoir of Davidson’s 1700 mile walk across the Australian desert with 4 camels and her dog in tow.

The People Smuggler

The People Smuggler by Robin De Crespigny is the biography of Ali Al Jenabi, known to some as a people smuggler (and condemned), he is known to others as the “Oskar Schindler of Asia” (and praised and revered). You may have heard of him as his name and case was heavily reported by the news and media. He […]

cruising September 27

Cruising and cruise ships 2014

Cruising & cruise ships 2014 by Douglas Ward (Berlitz cruise guide series) This attractive book is a valuable tool for the fast increasing numbers of people who are enjoying cruising during their holidays. It is a great guide for both experienced long-time cruisers, and those planning their first venture on the seas. You will get […]

lonesome_october_forside September 26

The Annual Ritual of A Night in the Lonesome October.

“Those of us who remain will gather atop the hill at midnight. We will bring kindling and we will co-operate in the building of a big fire. It will serve as illumination, and into it will be cast all the bones, herbs, and other ingredients we have been preparing all month to give ourselves an […]

blog real September 23

Keeping it real

Left Neglected September 19

104 in 52 (or what I have been reading lately).

22. Left Neglected – Lisa Genova.   I was reminded of Lisa Genova recently when I read that her very successful novel Still Alice was going to be made into a movie.  Still Alice is the story of a intelligent and successful professor who acquires early onset Alzheimers.  The story is a powerful and moving account of […]

Fun home cover September 18

Fun Home book club discussion questions

Alison Bechdel’s biography, in graphic novel form, contrasts her life with that of her father, Bruce. She considers if her father’s death was a suicide, and if so, was her coming out a causal factor in his death?

sweets September 12

104 in 2014: 9. The sweetness of reading

How’s that reading challenge working out for you all? Sweet? Here are the next 10 on my completed list, all of which I was reading back in May and June, so it’s past time to let you know what I thought about them, right? #81 Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer (Read 25/05/2014) Hear that dreadful […]

index September 05

Mullumbimby – book club discussion questions

When Jo stumbles into love on one side of the Native Title divide she quickly learns that living on country is only part of the recipe for the Good Life.

Children’s creative writing competition

A New World That’s the theme of this year’s Children’s creative writing competition! And the fabulous prize is an iPad so put your thinking cap on and send us your story or poem using the theme ‘A New World’. Submit your entry at any Gold Coast Branch Library or email it to lcs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au by midnight  […]

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