“Never judge a book by its movie.” “Movies – ruining the book since 1920.” Do you agree? It’s a common event for book lovers to stumble out of movie theatres clutching their heads, crying “Nooooo!!! What… have… they… DONE???!!!” For readers to weep when they hear who has been cast to play their favourite book […]
If you’ve been enjoying all this talk about books that have inspired movies and television shows, don’t miss your chance to win our page to screen competition, thanks to Birch Carroll & Coyle and Event Cinemas. Slip over to our City Libraries’ Facebook page and Like and Share the post about The Hundred Foot Journey […]
One city, half a million stories! Everyone has a story, and we are looking to map the stories of the Gold Coast. Submit your story – of up to 1500 words – by Thursday 21 August, to see it included in the library’s e-book collection, and pinned to a […]
Do you love seeing movies based on your favourite books? Or do casting ‘disasters’ drive you wild? Get ready for our next Readers’ Season – Page to screen – celebrating the books that have been adapted for film and television, with this puzzle of 42 images. Can you recognise them all?
Looking for fiction that makes you think deep and profound thoughts? Read on, for reviews of books I’ve been reading towards this year’s 104 book challenge – some of them are thought provoking, but most of them are … not.
You know it’s not what you do, but the way that you do it that counts. In other words, it’s not what you read that matters, just that you join in the fun of reading, and telling us about what you’ve read on book coasters. Read on for my reviews of another ten titles towards the 104 for 2014 reading challenge.
Looking for something fabulous to read? Love historical fiction, Jacobites, romance, ley lines, fantasy fiction, Scotland, adventure, the 1970s and Uluru? Well, who doesn’t? Anyway, look no further – I’ve found the perfect book for you.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Ulysses by James Joyce, (being read by Marilyn Monroe in this iconic image by photographer Eve Arnold in 1954). Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I’ve never read any of them. And unless you’ve got a very compelling reason to fling at me, […]