Author Archives: shirl

29 gifts January 03

29 Gifts : How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life

29 Gifts : How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker. I listened to this inspiring book as an Eaudiobook which I downloaded from the library and which I liked so much that I shared it with the book club. It is the story of how one woman living in California came […]

1227 QI facts January 01

1,227 QI facts to blow your socks off!

1,227  QI facts to blow your socks off compiled by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin.   This is a fascinating little book which will be loved by trivia and quiz show buffs, and those who enjoy amazing, unusual, and singular or clever (but true) facts! It was given to me as a birthday present, and […]

throw out 50 things December 31

Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw out fifty things: clear the clutter, find your life by Gail Blanke. A vague feeling that this is a great time of year for resolutions to tackle the accumulation of ‘stuff’ that creeps into all of those spaces in my house motivated me to look at this book. What I got out of it […]

narrow road deep north December 30

Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Post by Kyla from the Local Studies library.   I bought a copy of Richard Flanagan’s recent novel with a small pile of other Australian novels after realising that it had been a very long time since I’d read a local author.   The Narrow […]

gray mountain December 29

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Gray Mountain by John Grisham. Post by Robyn55. Many environmentalists think that “Mountain Removal Mining” in the Appalacian mountains of America is one of the greatest tragedies of our time. The Appalacians are amoungst the oldest mountain ranges on earth and approximately five hundred mountains have been destroyed by this mining method so far. This […]

Rosie effect October 26

The Rosie Effect – the hilarious sequel!

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. ‘The Rosie Effect‘ is the sequel to the amazingly successful  ‘The Rosie Project‘, which won the 2014  Australian Book Industry Award for the Best General Fiction Book, and other awards. The Rosie Project sold over a million copies in more than 40 countries worldwide! I was unsure about reading […]

deceived October 24

The Deceived

The Deceived by Brett Battles.  Post by Diane from the Local Studies library. Jonathan Quinn is the protagonist developed by Brett Battles in his novel Becoming Quinn.  Several ‘Jonathan Quinn’ novels  followed of which The Deceived is one. Jonathan Quinn is a professional ‘cleaner’, he is employed to  dispose of bodies following a murder so […]

Being in balance October 23

Being in Balance

Being in Balance by Dr. Wayne Dyer. In Being in Balance, Dr. Dyer examines the nine principles for creating habits to match your desires. Considered by his fans as the ‘father of motivation’, Dr. Dyer is a well-known author and lecturer in the field of self-empowerment. This book will show you how to restore balance […]

maze runner October 21

Maze Runner

Maze Runner by James Dashner Post by Fiona from Southport Library. Maze Runner is a must read for lovers of young adult post-apocalyptic novels. It follows the exhilarating journey of sixteen year old Thomas as he finds himself in an unfamiliar world which is known as ‘The Glade’. Thomas and the other ‘Gladers’ know nothing […]


Damage by Felix Francis. Felix Francis has a 40 year history of working with his famous father Dick Francis, assisting with the great thrillers which are set in the British horse racing world. Damage is the fourth novel which Felix has written on his own after the death of his father in February 2010. Jeff […]


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