May 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Real Men Read Twilight

It seems no one is safe from the Twilight phenomena...even the guys!

All Things Considered (a radio program on National Public Radio in the States) has started a series called 'My Guilty Pleasure' where writers talk about 'books they've loved only secretly — until now.'

Brad Meltzer, the author of The Book of Lies, talks about his love of Twilight.

Added by Amy B on May 28, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize

Alice Munro was announced as the winner of the third Man Booker International Prize yesterday 27 May.

The Man Booker International Prize is worth £60,000 to the winner and is awarded once every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage. It was first awarded to Ismail Kadaré in 2005 and then to Chinua Achebe in 2007.

Munro is best known for her short stories and is one of Canada's most celebrated… Continue

Added by Jane B on May 28, 2009 at 11:28 — No Comments

Mosman Library Book Club Kits are finally here!

Mosman Library is launching its new collection of Book Club Kits on Thursday 28 May and will be following up on this event by running special seminars for those who want to set up their own Book Clubs.

Book Clubs have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Mosman Library runs six Book Clubs including a special Men’s Reading Discussion Group and we are receiving many requests for multiple copies of books from people running their own book clubs. The new collection of 25… Continue

Added by Lindach on May 27, 2009 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Win $100 worth of books in May

Good Reading is a great Aussie monthly about books and authors. With your Mosman Library card, you have a free subscription to the online magazine.

Have a read and win!

Q. Which public figure does Good Reading interview about his favourite books in the May 2009 issue of the magazine?

Hint: You can find this interview on page… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on May 6, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED: libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement

Three major library groups, in comments filed today in federal district court, say they don’t oppose the pending Google Book Search Settlement, but warned that high costs and opaque controls “could compromise fundamental library values such as equity of access to information, patron privacy, and intellectual freedom.”

Here is a guide for the Perplexed,… Continue

Added by Tim on May 5, 2009 at 13:46 — 1 Comment

Harry Potter misses out in the Children's Laureate list of favourite books...

The top 35 favourite books as chosen by Children's Laureate authors do not include J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, despite the series having been at the top of most other lists for the last ten years:

Added by Kate on May 1, 2009 at 18:15 — 1 Comment

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