Norse Mythology : Book club discussion questions

March 24

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology doesn’t contain new stories: if you are familiar with the source material, then you’ve heard each tale before. What’s appealing about this collection, particularly in the audiobook, is that Gaiman puts his own spin on the characters. His Thor is, to me at least, like a character out of a classic British comedy. […]

March 22

Which New Zealand Authors Have Positively Impacted Your Reading Life?

When I read that Murray Ball had passed away about ten days ago, I remembered how much I was into his Footrot Flats comics when I was a kid. In fact I remember when I spent a week in hospital when I was in grade six, my parents and everyone buying me all those little […]

March 18

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to coincide with the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. It was first celebrated in the US back in 1987; however it wasn’t officially recognised in Australia until 2000. Women’s History Month is all about celebrating the contribution women have made to our history, culture and […]

March 14

Poldark

Did you watch the new Poldark Series on the ABC? The series is set and filmed in Cornwall and it’s worth watching for the breathtaking  scenery of the Cornish Coast alone. It is beautifully filmed, and has some truly spectacular cinematographic moments. I’m told that when in Cornwall you can actually do a Poldark tour, and […]

March 10

Road Series by Hugo Race

I am not usually a reader of biographies, especially of the rock & roll variety but I heard this author interviewed on a radio program & I really wanted to read this book. I am so glad I did. Road Series by Hugo Race is the raw, restless, edgy, impulsive and sometimes confronting biographical account […]

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

The portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie Elanora library staff pick – submitted by staff member. If you like a quirky story then this novel may be for you. The modern day protagonist Veblen, named after the Norwegian economist and sharing his sentiment of anti- consumerism, is a delightful character. I’ve very much enjoyed being inside […]

March 07

By Gaslight by Steven Price

By gaslight.   Steven Price An epic novel of nearly 750 pages, it takes some time and dedication to finish this novel, perfect for holidays. It is swiftly paced with lots of twists and turns but perhaps a bit overly long. This is a Victorian detective novel set in London around 1885 that grabs you from […]

March 07

You Voted! You Ranked! The Best Movies Voted By Gold Coast Library Customers of New DVDs That Hit Our Shelves Over the Past Year!

Well we’ve just seen the Oscars, and who some rich Hollywood snobby types thought were the best movies of 2016 and 2017. But what do every day regular Gold Coast residents think were the best movies of the past year? Well we asked you, you logged in with library you cards, and you told us. […]

March 07

Ratings, A Guide How to Rate Stuff on City Libraries Gold Coast Catalogue

Well last year we switched catalogues with a new service provider and have this Encore website you’ve likely accessed Bookcoasters off a link at the bottom of. It does allow one fun function that its predecessor didn’t, that can be very helpful to other potential borrowers, especially those trying to determine which of millions of […]