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READ, REVIEW AND WIN is back for July

All you need to do is READ a book (or several!), WRITE a short review and submit via the online library catalogue or using review cards at the Library. You will then go in the draw to WIN some amazing prizes.

The major prize will be a $250 voucher to spend at Ormeggio at the Spit- other prizes will be awarded…

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Added by Karen Redlich on June 8, 2016 at 12:22 — 1 Comment

June is #bookclubreads month!

The Read Write Play theme for June is #bookclubreads. Have a look at the official site to get some ideas for your (or your book club's) reading list! You can also join in the twitter discussion at #rwpchat.…

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Added by Karen Redlich on June 6, 2016 at 15:49 — No Comments

What's New- Fiction

Check out our new fiction stock- General, Horror and Suspense respectively. If you're at Mosman library, have a look at our new fiction display in the cabinet. More new fic posts to come :-)

Added by Karen Redlich on June 4, 2016 at 10:25 — No Comments

So Clever! Books that can be paired with music!

Added by Karen Redlich on May 11, 2016 at 17:41 — No Comments

Staff Pick- Aquarium by David Vann

This book is outstanding because its use of description is so lively and interesting.

12 year old Caitlyn is obsessed with the local aquarium and compares every day things in life to fish and the sea.

I thought that the best example was the description of going to the cinema and how the audience is like a school of fish hovering inside a coral cave and looking…

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Added by Karen Redlich on May 3, 2016 at 18:02 — 1 Comment

Winner of the Vogel's Literary Award 2016

Added by Karen Redlich on May 2, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

2016 Winner of The Stella Award Announced.

"The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage."-goodreads.com,…

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Added by Karen Redlich on May 2, 2016 at 12:53 — No Comments

Announcing the 2016 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction Longlist

On International Women's Day the longlist for the 2016 Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction was announced. Follow the link below for some wonderful reads especially " A Little Life".…

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Added by Lindach on March 9, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Read Review & Win Grand Prize Winner announced.

Susan Kaless is the lucky recipient of a $250 gift voucher to spend at "Ripples" Waterfront restaurant at Chowder Bay.  A big thank-you to all the readers who submitted reviews. Susan's review was drawn out of the hat at the end of the program. "Read Review & Win" will be back in winter, but don't forget you can submit reviews at any time by joining Mosman Readers and…

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Added by Read, Review & Win on February 24, 2016 at 9:58 — No Comments

Looking for philosophy and psychology reading and discussion group

Hi, I am new for Mosman reader's club^^

I would like to join reading group for philosophy and psychology readings to learn wisdom of life^^ , and share our knowledge.....

Hope to hear from anyone who are interested in this subject.

Regards,

Marian

Added by marian on February 5, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Best Books of 2015 According to Oprah.com

Oprah.com has chosen the best books of 2015. 

Here they are:

Best Books of 2015

Added by Lindach on December 29, 2015 at 15:21 — No Comments

Read Review & Win Summer 2016

Win a voucher to dine at Ripples Chowder Bay!

Read, Review & Win, Mosman Library Service's reading incentive program for adults, is back from 1-31 January 2016 .

Simply write a book review to go into the draw to win a $250 voucher to spend at "Ripples", Chowder Bay.

Either fill in a review card, post your review on the…

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Added by Lindach on December 29, 2015 at 14:43 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2015

 The winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced last night.

For more information follow this link: …

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Added by Lindach on December 15, 2015 at 8:54 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win Winter 2015

"Read, Review & Win", the Library's reading incentive program for adults, is over for winter. The program attracted a record number of entries. 43 review cards were received and 11 reviews were posted online.

Weekly winners received a literary inspired bag, containing vouchers to spend at a local book-shop plus novelty literary gifts such as socks, cloth book…

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Added by Read, Review & Win on September 16, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Ned Kelly Awards

Ned Kelly Awards

The Ned Kelly Awards (or the Neddies) celebrated their 20th Anniversary over the weekend at the Australian Crime Writers Award dinner in Melbourne. The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and…

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Added by Sarah Wild on August 24, 2015 at 17:56 — No Comments

Great Winter Reads

We’re past the middle of Winter now, but it’s still really cold outside, and so it’s perfect weather to curl up with a really good book at night.

We thought we would post some of the most borrowed books over Winter thus far, as a bit of extra inspiration for some absorbing books to read. 

"Falling in Love" by Donna Leon

In…

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Added by Sarah Wild on July 28, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

2015 Stella Prize Shortlist Announced

 

 

 

From more than 150 entries, this year’s Stella Prize judges – critic and writer Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair); journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum; writer and lecturer Tony Birch; singer–songwriter Sarah Blasko; and acclaimed…

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Added by Lindach on March 12, 2015 at 14:49 — No Comments

Book Titles at the Oscars

It's hard not to get a bit excited about the Oscar Award ceremony, and we noticed with interest just how many book titles were part of the nominations list this year.

Here are just some of the books:

"Gone Girl" by Gillian…

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Added by Sarah Wild on February 23, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

Library Lovers Day

The 14th of February is (also) Library Lovers Day, and the staff in the Library have nominated books that they love. They are either some of our ‘all-time favourite’ books, or books that we’ve read recently that we’ve really enjoyed.…

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Added by Sarah Wild on February 12, 2015 at 15:38 — No Comments

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