Author Archives: loupie

Reading for 40 days and 40 nights

I’m making a concerted effort to catch up on my book reviews, so here is my report on the latest 40 days of reading. These days are from 29 August to 7 October 2013, and this proved to be a particularly unfruitful patch for me. My life rudely intruded into my reading time and I […]

It’s another 40 days of reading

Here is my exceedingly overdue report on 40 more days of reading – 14 books in the 40 days from 19 July to 28 August. It starts with a suitable recommendation for our 28 days of horror and happily continues with some excellent series. I also took another step on my chronological re-reading of Georgette Heyer’s Georgian […]

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand book club discussion questions

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ book club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers.** Synopsis: Major Ernest Pettigrew is a very proper English gentleman, a retired but respected resident of a small Sussex village. While his family and friends are busy making […]

Colour my Winter winner

Congratulations to Christine I., the winner of our Colour my Winter competition. While we’re arranging to get Christine’s lovely new Kobo Touch eReader and case to her, let’s have a look at what her genre recommendations were for winter reading:   Fantasy: The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi Romance: A Walk to Remember by […]

Giddy from 40 more days of books

Oh, yes, another 40 days of reading – these ones from 10 June to 19 July. I’m giddy with delight at starting not one, but two, wonderful new series in this batch of books. And they are not brand new-to-the-world series either – instead I have the delicious pleasure of being able to start at […]

40 days of bookitude

Just documenting 40 more days slipping graciously by, these ones from 1 May to 9 June, and quite a few of them spent reading books. One of the things I did this month was a library catalogue subject search on “fairytale” with diverse results, not all of which I’ve read yet. So let’s see what delights […]

Colour my Winter

This competition has now closed. Well done to everyone who has entered – we received over 725 reading recommendations, online and with paper entries, and our lucky winner was Christine I.  Add some colour to your Winter reading, with genre fiction, and you could win a Kobo Touch eReader and cover. Discover amazing genre fiction books, read and recommend three […]

Colour my Winter terms and conditions

1. Entries must be received by 5pm, Saturday 31 August 2013. 2. Anyone can submit an entry, but only Gold Coast Library members are eligible to win prizes. 3. A valid entry requires the entrant recommend three books, from three different genres, submitted via book coasters comment(s) or via an entry form lodged at one of the Gold […]

40 more days of reading

Here are the books I read for the 40 days between the southern hemisphere’s Vernal Equinox and Walpurgisnacht. And now it is the Winter Solstice. Tsk! Almost a third of them are the first five books in the Greek Detective series by Anne Zouroudi. Having read, and loved, the first I progressed, greedily devouring them […]


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