Author Archives: loupie

teen June 26

Teen Read Week

Gold Coast teens are in for a treat with nine days of events at nine branch libraries in July. Check out the program…

IMG_0774 June 13

8 ways to make history come alive

History isn’t about memorising names and dates and events.

Here are 8 tips on how to make history come alive:

knight May 25

Reading journal 3: fantasy fiction – urban, urbane and otherwise

Ah, fantasy fiction. If it’s not your thing you might like to skip this post because I am about to commence wallowing in tales of the supernatural, the fabulous, the enchanted and the arcane. These reviews are for some of the fantasy novels I’ve read so far this year. The longer I delay posting it the more […]

Writers'_block_blog May 08

Block out a day for writing

Are you a writer? Can you make it to the Robina Branch Library tomorrow between 9am and 3:15pm?
Join us for Writers’ block – a day of writing talks and workshops led by three inspirational authors: Dave Burton, Isobelle Carmody and Martin ‘Ed’ Chatterton.

darth paper image May 05

Time for revenge, villains!

Today is the Revenge of the Fifth: a great opportunity to celebrate our favourite villains.

Let’s start with the ever stylish Darth Vader!

quests May 01

Bring on the best quests

Come on a quest this May – a quest to find the best quests in fiction or non-fiction.
Be inspired by heroic struggles and share your favourites with us.

catcher March 17

Book club inspiration

Is your book club looking for something fresh to read? Librarians love book clubs. Really. We love you guys a lot. So we’ve got a whole new stack of book club kits ready to go at our Gold Coast libraries, to keep things fresh for our local book clubs. And if you’re not so local, […]

piglet March 14

Page to screen in 2015

It’s going to be another bumper year for movies based on books. I’ve already seen more than enough written about the film adaptation of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey, released on Valentine’s Day, so let’s move on… After The Fault in Our Stars was such a hit last year, big things are expected of John Green’s Paper […]

sir terry March 13

Vale Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett, prolific fantasy author and campaigner for better understanding of dementia, has died, aged 66. We salute him as an exceptionally creative and entertaining author who inspired millions through his Discworld series and other novels.

umbrella March 08

Beach reads and true confessions

It’s hard to confess to a distaste for sun and surf and sand when you live where I live. But, that’s not to say I don’t like beaches…


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