May 2010 Blog Posts (11)


For Australian readers: from BORDERS, Belinda Lawrence mysteries.

'The killer's motive for murder is not the normal quest for money or

power, but something more down to earth' Reviewed by Christine I




Added by Brian Kavanagh on May 21, 2010 at 20:18 — No Comments

Lost Man Booker Prize win by J G Farrell for The Troubles

There was no Booker prize awarded for the year 1970.

In 1971, just two years after it began, the Booker Prize ceased to be awarded retrospectively and became, as it is today, a prize for the best novel in the year of publication. At the same time, the date on which the award was given moved from April to November. As a result of these changes, there was whole year's gap when a wealth of fiction, published in1970, fell through the net. These books were simply never considered…


Added by Lindach on May 20, 2010 at 18:08 — No Comments

Cloudstreet / by Tim Winton

This is another one of those books you describe with the hackneyed phrase, “I couldn’t put it down.” Although Cloudstreet and Tim Winton have been on the literary scene for some time now, this was my first introduction, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cloudstreet follows the lives of two families, the Pickles and Lambs, as they share a dilapidated old mansion in postwar Perth. For the longest time I thought the oldest Pickles daughter, Rose, was the main character in the story, but as I… Continue

Added by Kim Allen Scott on May 18, 2010 at 1:50 — No Comments

Young to middle/older writers of the future.

I am myself, along with LOADS of others, have officially no lives throughout of the month of November, trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Yes, you may call us insane or stupid, if you know one of the writers who does this every November, you might want to get rid of them out of your lives. But this, my readers, is not for the fient hearted. This is for amature writers, some of whom, might do this as a platform to stardom to the world of writing books for you and my pleasure. This… Continue

Added by Sinead Simpkins on May 16, 2010 at 19:40 — 2 Comments

Books - the appearance of wisdom, not true wisdom

Are books essential for culture and learning? Plato questioned the assumption.

Phaedrus contains an imaginary conversation between two Egyptian deities, Thamus, the chief god, and Theuth, a god of inventions. In the book, Theuth invents writing and…


Added by Mosman Library on May 14, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

André Kertész: On Reading

André Kertész (1894-1985) was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium's history. This small volume On Reading, first published in 1971, became one of his signature works. Taken between 1920 and 1970, these photographs capture…


Added by Bern on May 13, 2010 at 15:41 — No Comments

Book Launch: The Story of Bungaree


Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838.

Portrait of Bungaree, a native of New South Wales, with Fort Macquarie, Sydney Harbour, in background [picture]

[ca. 1826] 1 painting : oil on canvas ; 68.5 x 50.5…


Added by Mosman Library on May 13, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

What if everyone on Twitter read the same book at the same time and we formed one massive, international book club?

One Book, One Twitter (#1b1t) is an effort to get everyone on Twitter to read the same book this summer. Usually such “Big Read” programs are organized around geography. Seattle started the trend for collective reading in 1998 when zillions of Seattlites all read Russell Banks’ book, Sweet Hereafter. Chicago…


Added by Mosman Library on May 6, 2010 at 15:13 — No Comments

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2010 - People's Choice


Added by Artemis on May 5, 2010 at 15:25 — No Comments

Moments in Time at Mosman

Sydney Morning Herald

Sat 29th December 1934

pg 8

Added by Artemis on May 1, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

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