Book Blog

Celebrating the Writes of Spring

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 14:39 by YPRLReadingLiteracy

In spring 2012, as part of Australia's National Year of Reading, the State Library of Victoria and Victorian public libraries invited adults and children from around the state to tell a story on a postcard, inspired by an original illustration. More than 2400 entires were received from all ages, from which 35 winners were selected. These winning entries are printed in a gorgeous hard cover . . . more »

Detect a Tale at the Summer Reading Club

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 16:32 by YPRL_MANDM

Aged 3-12? Read lots of books to see if you can detect a tale as part of our Summer Reading Club from Saturday 1 December 2012 to Friday 1 February 2013, and be in the running for some great prizes, including an Apple iPad. Check out all the details Sign up . . . more »

Meet One of the 100 Australian Living Treasures - Les Murray

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 16:01 by YPRL_MANDM

Meet award-winning Australian poet Les Murray and hear poetry from his 40-year career at Watsonia Library on Tuesday 4 December from 7.00pm - 8.30pm. Les Murray is regarded as the leading Australian poet of his generation, and has been rated by the National Trust of Australia as one of the 100 Living Treasures. ELTHAMbookshop will have Les Murray books available for purchase and signing at . . . more »

Days Like These

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:59 by waywardangel

Days Like These by Kristian & Rachel Anderson There are love stories and then there is the story of Kristian and Rachel Anderson. When Kristian wanted to show his wife, Rachel, how much he loved her after learning he was terminally ill, he ended up winning a million hearts around the world, thanks to the now famous YouTube video he made for her 35th birthday. . . . more »

Angels Are The New Vampires

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 15:19 by Cait_Sidhe

Working at YPRL, you tend to notice trends and fads when it comes to what people like to read, particularly in the areas that interest you which in my case includes teenage fiction. And one thing that I've noticed lately is that angels seem to be the new vampires. When Twilight and the Vampire Diaries first became popular, our shelves were flooded with books about . . . more »

Jane's Reading Blog

Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:29 by roverjane

Title: Unmarked Grave Author: Charles Todd Series: Bess Crawford In the spring of 1918, the Spanish Flu epidemic spreads, killing millions of soldiers and civilians across the globe. Bess finds concealed among the dead waiting for burial, the body of an officer who has been murdered. Though she is devoted to all her patients, this soldier's death touches her deeply. Not only did the man . . . more »

Jane's Reading Blog

Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:12 by roverjane

Title: Lambs to the Slaughter Author: Sally Spencer Series: DCI Monika Paniatowski A small mining village is rocked by a shocking murder in the latest Monika Paniatowski mystery Tensions are running high in the small mining village of Bellingsworth. There has been a call for further strikes, and retired miner Len Hopkins, who was known to be against a new strike, is murdered. Monika once . . . more »

Rockin' Reads

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 14:27 by Mel28

Don Felder is pure California. Blonde hair, tanned skin, whiter-than-white teeth. So it makes sense that this is the dude who wrote the famous guitar riff for The Eagles' smash hit Hotel California. Except, Felder was actually born in Florida and spent his childhood there (amoung other things, teaching fellow blonde southerner Tom Petty to play guitar) before heading to LA where his talent landed . . . more »

What do you read after Fifty Shades of ... ?

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 12:00 by waywardangel

Fifty Shades of Grey Fifty Shades of Grey Try these: The Siren The Discipline Eighty Days Yellow Haven of Obedience Dark Secret Destined to Play Bared to You Destined to Feel Dr. Casswell's Student . . . more »

Werewolves and Witches and Demons Oh My

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 14:38 by Cait_Sidhe

Bitten Bitten Stolen Industrial Magic "Are you the welcoming committee? Or has Jeremy finally chained you up to the front gate where you belong?" "I missed you too." Elena Michaels talking to Clayton Danvers, her former fiance (and werewolf) who bit her and turned her into the only female werewolf in existence. If you've recently discovered supernatural fantasy, one series that's definitely worth a look at . . . more »

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