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stardust2 August 02

StarDust

StarDust by Neil Gaiman. Post by Kyla from the Local Studies library. If you loved the movie, you may be slightly taken aback by the original novel. It’s a great story in print and film, but you may enjoy the movie just a little bit more. Gaiman’s original novel is undeniably magic, but there is a […]

FAULT STARS2 August 01

The Fault in our stars

Post from Susan from Southport Branch Library. The Fault in our Stars, written by YouTube famous John Green, is a book about Hazel and Augustus who are star crossed lovers with cancer. They explore teenage romance, disappointment, heartbreak, unfairness, and experience pain on unbearable levels.  This book is heart warming and real – you can […]

Reacher2 July 30

One Shot : a Jack Reacher novel

One Shot  by Lee Child. One Shot is the ninth book in the popular best-selling Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, and it is the first book of the series to be turned into a movie. The decision to cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher became a very controversial one for fans of the series, […]

Unbroken: an extraordinary true story of courage and survival

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand will WOW you! The biopic movie adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie and adapted by the Coen  Brothers, filmed partly in Australia (around the Gold Coast and Northern NSW) is due to hit the big screens is 2014. It is one of the  most amazing tales I’ve ever read and one that is […]

The Great Gatsby

I remember reading the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in high school as part of a standard curriculum reading list. I read it grudgingly and didn’t enjoy it. I could never understand what the hoop-la was about and why it was so reputed and renown. Little did I realise that the whole premise of […]

104 in 52…July tally

Here is the continuation of my books for this year – I am way behind both reading and posting! 10.  The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer   I really enjoy this type of book, although they do all start to blend in to each other after a while.  This is a saga about a group of artistically […]

number one fan July 12

What if Stephen King is Actually a Serial Killer?

What if the reason scenes in his novels seem so realistic and terrifying, is because Stephen actually did the research with actual victims in real life first? Number One Fan is a novella by Ryan Wiley that tells the story through the eyes of a 14 year old boy who is Stephen Michaels’ biggest fan and what happens […]

The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman Book Club Kit Discussion Questions

  The Light Between Oceans  is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club Kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: Imagine it is 1926 and you are living on a remote island off Western Australia, manning a lighthouse. It would have many problems involving loneliness, lack of […]

And the mountains echoed July 01

July online ebook club – And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini

This month we reading And the mountains echoed by Khaled Husseini. Hosseini achieved a huge following with his first two novels, The Kite Runner and A thousand splendid suns so it will be interesting to see if his his third novel has the same impact. And the mountains echoed is the story of Abdullah and […]

Kansha cover July 01

104 in 2014 : June must rhyme with something

I’ve finally racked up a decent amount of reading, so I might just manage to finish the challenge! This month is a mix of classics, cyberpunk and cookbooks.

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