Author Archives: loupie

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…

cake March 07

Read it aloud with Dr Seuss

We’ve had a whole lot of Seusstacular fun this week in our libraries, celebrating Dr Seuss Day. Stories were read, games were played and cake was eaten. You can check out some very cute cats in their hats on our Facebook page. If you are twisting your whiskers because you missed out, never fear! There’s […]

surfer March 06

Best of Bleach* reads

Our new Readers’ season is all about that beach, ’bout that beach, no trouble.
Read the beach, enjoy Bleach*, write the waves and tell us what books go best with a little sand.


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