Author Archives: loupie

popcorn August 10

Page to screen – are books better than movies?

“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 […]

hundred foor journey poster August 09

Page to screen – be a winner!

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 […]

Surfers buildings 4_compressed July 25

Our city, our stories

            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 […]

ideal-books July 24

What’s on your ideal bookshelf?

What are the books you can’t live without? Share your ideal bookshelf with us.

page to screen image compressed July 23

Puzzle over these book to movie images

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?

donkey small June 12

104 in 2014: 7. well, it makes you think

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.

pixabay cat-287022_640 June 04

104 in 2014: 6. it’s not what you do

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.

tapestry May 26

Make time for Tapestry

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.

book heart May 20

Celebrate the classics – now with answers

Find out the answers to our fun alphabet quiz that was all about celebrating classic literature.

marilyn and joyce May 13

Classics I’ve never read

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, […]

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