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giraffe August 23

Reading journal 5: it’s totes about the cover

Here’s another lump of books I’ve read this year that I’ve slowly been getting around to reviewing. And what ties them together, you might ask. Well… I know that pretty much everyone, at some time or other, has selected a book to read based entirely on the cover. Oh, just admit it and we’ll move […]

The Truth according to us August 21

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Queen knows the Truth According to Us

Annie Barrows, co-author of the international best-selling The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, will be visiting Gold Coast Libraries next week. Annie will be talking about her new book, The Truth According to Us on Tuesday 25 August. Set in 1938, in West Virginia, and peopled with exquisitely drawn characters, this novel is […]

sparkler small August 19

Get your Words Out to win

Young Gold Coast writers should get creative on the theme of LIGHT to be in the running to win an iPad.

theft  of life August 08

Reading journal 4: more history and mystery

Here are six historical mysteries that I read six months ago and have been dreadfully delayed in reviewing.

The cause for that is partly, but not entirely, that I channel my inner grumpy reader in reviewing and only one of the six makes the grade…

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.

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