Author Archives: loupie

December 03

On the 3rd day of reading…

On the 3rd day of reading my library gave to me:
three of the year’s best lists.

What books are making the best of 2015 lists and what books do you recommend?

December 02

On the 2nd day of reading…

On the 2nd day of reading my library gave to me:
two writers’ loves.

Sometimes the best inspiration for your life comes from the past. Be inspired by poet W.H. Auden and author Jane Austen.

December 01

On the 1st day of reading…

Feeling festive? Chances are excellent that food plays a part in memories of your favourite celebrations.

So, let’s kick off this celebration of all good things bookish with a look at cook books and delicious festive recipes.

November 30

Readers’ season – summer reading

Get set for 12 days of reading to welcome summer. December weekends and public holidays are the perfect time to stretch out and enjoy a good book. And if you’re lucky enough to have extra days off, you can really get stuck into your to-be-read list. Need a little help with what to read this […]

Writers’ block this Saturday

Are you a writer living in the south-east corner of Queensland, or even in the north-east corner of New South Wales? Block out this Saturday, 7 November, to work on your writing craft and join us for Writers’ block at Robina Branch Library and auditorium. Here’s the program: 9am – 10am Jeff Licence: 500 words […]

September 08

Readers’ season – crime and mystery

Whatever type of crime and mystery books you enjoy, share them with us this month.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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…