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Added by Karen Redlich on June 29, 2016 at 15:18 — No Comments

Self-portrait with book

Karin Elizabeth is a Dutch reader with a unique approach to reviewing books. A freelance photographer, she composes a picture of herself with each book she reads. Take a look at her photo set (and reviews) on Flickr.

Karin calls it a 'self-portraiting book review series' and… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on November 26, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Fiction and Non Fiction 2009 Shortlists announced

It certainly is the season for literary awards and shortlists.

Here is the latest:

The 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction and Fiction shortlists.Some great reads by Australian authors to follow up.

Seven fiction and eight non-fiction works have made the 2009 shortlists, selected from more than 250 entries:


Van Diemen's Land - James Boyce

Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley -… Continue

Added by Lindach on September 22, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Ned Kelley Awards for Crime Writing 2009

The winners for 2009 are:

Best first fiction

Ghostlines - Nick Gadd

Best Fiction – joint winners

Peter Corris - Deep Water

Kel Robertson - Smoke & Mirrors

True crime

Chloe Hooper - The Tall Man

SD Harvey Short… Continue

Added by Jane B on September 16, 2009 at 17:47 — No Comments

According to Oprah

Here is Oprah's List of 25 Books you can't Put Down

Added by Jane B on September 11, 2009 at 17:05 — No Comments

Newsweek's top 100 Books - the Meta List

Newsweek has crunched the numbers from the 10 top books lists (Modern Library, the New York Public Library, St. John's College reading list, Oprah's, and more) to come up with The Top 100 Books of All Time. It's a list of lists — a meta-list. Let the debate begin.

Added by Jane B on July 7, 2009 at 15:51 — 1 Comment

Win $100 worth of books in June

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!

Question: Which author does Good Reading profile in the article ‘Killing them softly’?

Hint: You can find this article on page 24 of the June magazine.

Email your answer to… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on June 2, 2009 at 11:11 — No Comments

Books You Hate

It's happened to all of us.

A friend says, 'Hey, have you read this?' and hands you a book. No, you haven't read it.

Or maybe you read some review in the paper and though, 'ooh, that sounds good'

So you get the book, happily take it home and start reading....

And you hate it. For whatever reason, the book just does not click with you. It could be the story, the characters, the plot, whatever. But you just can't read it.

Maybe you trudge… Continue

Added by Amy B on March 31, 2009 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

The mother lode of recommended reading

MetaFilter is one of the web's most successful online communities with 65,000 registered users, 60,000 discussion threads, 70,000 question threads and over one million comments. It has been going for more than eight years.

During that time, lots of people have asked for book recommendations on specific topics - e.g. things like Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series,… Continue

Added by Bern on March 30, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards- Kids and Teens

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature

Di Bates- Crossing the Line - published by Ford St

Michelle Cooper- A Brief History of Montmaray - published by Random House

D M Cornish- Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter - published by Omnibus

Alison Goodman- Two Pearls of Wisdom - published by HarperCollins

Nette Hilton- Sprite Newberry - published by HarperCollins

Joanne Horniman- My Candlelight Novel -… Continue

Added by Kate on March 31, 2009 at 12:28 — No Comments

John Updike 1932 - 2009

Acclaimed American author John Updike passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the age of 76. John Updike won many awards for his works including Pulitzer Prizes for his novels Rabbit is Rich (1991) and Rabbit at Rest (1982). In 2008 he was awarded the Literary Review Lifetime Achievement Award for Bad Sex in Fiction for his fourth consecutive nominationThe Widows of… Continue

Added by Jane B on January 30, 2009 at 14:46 — No Comments

Good Reading Online

If you have a Mosman Library card, you can access Good Reading Online a fantastic resource if you love books and reading.
Take a look - it is an exact digital copy of the print magazine with the benefits of access to the archive of past issues plus links to interesting websites and more. You'll also be able to browse and keyword search through all issues.

Added by Jane B on December 10, 2008 at 15:11 — 1 Comment

New York Times 100 Most Noteable Books of 2008

Here is the list of what the New York Times considers to be the 100 Most Noteable Books of 2008.

100 Most Notable Books of 2008

What do you think? Have you read any? Are there titles that you think should be added?

Added by Jane B on December 4, 2008 at 15:54 — No Comments


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