Category Archives: Distractions

Everything except reading. Miscellaneous and off-topic posts.

Meet an author at City Libraries

There are lots of opportunities to meet a visiting author at our libraries up and down the Gold Coast. Join us to meet one of the following authors at our free events coming soon: Kim Hodges: Girl on the Edge – Wed 28 to Fri 30 October at Elanora, Runaway Bay, Robina, Broadbeach and Helensvale […]

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Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure by Alex Milway

REVIEW BY KAHLI Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure by Alex Milway I can’t remember how I stumbled across Pigsticks – I think I read a recommendation on some blog somewhere… but I’m glad I did. I chose to listen to Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure as it was available in eAudiobook […]

index September 21

Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings

Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings The naked body of a young girl is found in a backstreet of Toronto in the middle of the winter in 1895, and Detective William Murdoch is on the case.  Murdoch’s enthusiasm for unconventional methods bring him into conflict with his superior officer, Inspector Brackenreid, but his perseverance and […]

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Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet

  Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet Max Tudor is a former MI5 agent turned newly appointed Vicar of St Edwold’s in the perfect English village of Nether Monkslip. When the serene peace of village life is shattered by the seemingly accidental death of Wanda Batton-Smythe, a terrifyingly outspoken member of the local Women’s Institute, Max must re-connect with the dangers of […]

index September 19

The ways of the world by Robert Goddard

  The ways of the world by Robert Goddard This is book one of a trilogy, and I found it intelligent and well-written, with a great sense of place. I think that the trilogy format has enabled Robert Goddard to construct a detailed and intricate plot, and include the period details and characterizations which create […]

Download an eBook today

Friday 16 September is international Read an eBook Day – it’s the perfect time to remind you that we have some fantastic (and free) resources so that you can download eBooks to your preferred device. Head straight to our eBooks and eAudiobooks page on the City Libraries website to explore our eBook resources including OverDrive, BorrowBox […]

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The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler The Bookstore is a wonderfully witty book set in the heart of Manhattan. It is the story of an English art history student Esme who finds herself finds herself pregnant and single all in the same week. Determined to finish her PHD and proceed with the pregnancy, Esme starts work […]

Book poem

I loved this poem by Beris Carr, who attended the Versatility event at the Upper Coomera library.   Dearly Beloved, I’ve lost some friends I truly cherished For whom I’ve greatly sorrowed These friends aren’t humans who Have perished They’re Books that humans borrowed.

isbn9781409163855 August 31

L’Art de la Simplicite : How to Live More with Less

Hardback English By (author) Dominique Loreau, Translated by Louise Lalaurie Thinking this book was about having a simple life I started reading thinking it would be filled with those inspirational words of wisdom. Strangely it was not. But this book was better. I quickly discovered parts of our lives can become filled with clutter which […]

fireworknewyear August 08

Librivox reaches ten thousand free audiobooks

A quick note to congratulate Librivox on its eleventh anniversary, and reaching a milestone.