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  […]

104 in 2014: 8. collected works

Our challenge is to read and review 104 books for the year. So here’s my next, very late, installment of reviews. Because reading them is never the problem..

104 in 2014: August

So, I was busy finishing Emma Approved and didn’t get much reading done this month. I’m pleased the people behind Emma Approved are branching out from Austen. Their new series, Frankenstein MD, could be great, provided they are willing to go to dark places. 78-79: Hawkeye : My Life as a Weapon and Hawkeye: Little […]

Tracks September 02

September online ebook club – Tracks by Robyn Davidson

This month we’re reading Tracks by Robyn Davidson for our online ebook club. You may recall the movie ‘Tracks’ being released at the cinema early in 2014. This is the true story of Robyn Davidson, a woman who walked from Alice Springs to the West Australian coast in the 70’s with 3 camels and her […]

The Road to Urbino

After reading Mosquito by Roma Tearne and really enjoying the author’s “artistic” imbued storytelling, I was quite excited to see a new book by the same author. The Road to Urbino is a very intriguing read. The Road to Urbino is a compelling novel of love, loss, political trauma, war shadows, grief, a barrister and an […]

The man who fell in love with the moon

The man who fell in love with the moon by Tom Spanbauer.  Post by David from Southport Branch Library. I love books that transport you to another time and place. And although I’m only halfway through this book, I’m savouring the journey. Set at the turn of the 20th century in a tiny town called […]

The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland

The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland. This wonderful novel by celebrated author Sandra Gulland of The Josephine Trilogy tells the complex tale of the early years of the life of Claude des Oeillets. This is a great novel which I enjoyed reading. Claude des Oeillets was a personal assistant to Madame de Montespan during the […]

Online ebook club wrap-up – Three crooked Kings

I didn’t grow up in Queensland and was only three years old when the Fitzgerald Inquiry took place so up until this year I had no idea of the extent of police corruption in the sunshine state from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. As such I was very keen to read Three crooked Kings by […]

The Lost Duchess

The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden is a wonderful descriptive novel of early Tudor England and the very different conditions encountered by the early settlers at Roanoke Island in the New World. The story follows the adventures of Emme, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and an adventurer sailor, Kit, who has decided to make […]

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