Merilyn's Blog (50)

Brain food!

Books that make you ‘think’!

The National…


Added by Merilyn on March 12, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Book clubs join in the party to launch NYR 2012!


Added by Merilyn on February 15, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Love to laugh in February


There’s nothing like a good laugh to make you forget your troubles. Whilst jokes may be fleeting (and often in bad taste) a humorous book can keep you laughing for days. The National Year of Reading’s…


Added by Merilyn on February 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

What’s your amazing read?

    Happy New Year to Mosman Readers everywhere!…


Added by Merilyn on January 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Our favourite Reads 2011!



Added by Merilyn on November 28, 2011 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Our Story - Which book sums us up?

What does it mean to be Australian? What cultural experiences do we all share as occupiers of this great land? And is there one book that can sum it all up? 


The National Year of Reading 2012 thinks there is, and have decided to ask us, the Australian readers, to choose it. But…


Added by Merilyn on November 14, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Love 2 Read 2012!


If you haven’t already heard of the National Year of Reading 2012, you soon will! The end of the year is fast approaching and next year libraries, schools, writers and readers from around the country will be celebrating reading for the entire year. Now I’m a librarian so in my opinion every year should be the National Year of Reading. So why now in 2012 have we decided to dedicate a whole…


Added by Merilyn on October 10, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

2011 Man Booker Prize Shortlist announced!

It's that time of the year again as we wait with baited breath for the announcement of the winner of one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes. Once the shortlist is announced the countdown is on to October 18 when this year's winner will be revealed. Those who made the shortlist (and the longlist), however, should be proud of their achievement as not only…


Added by Merilyn on September 7, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Mosman novel wins Melbourne’s The Age book of the year.

Mosman can now claim its very own literary prize for fiction with Fiona MacGregor taking out the $20,000 for her novel Indelible Ink set in our very own suburb. According to the author winning a Melbourne prize was unexpected but she was especially pleased to be flying the flag for female writer’s…


Added by Merilyn on August 26, 2011 at 14:08 — No Comments

Winner's Announced - Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2011

Winner Best Fiction - Traitor by Stephen Daisley

Stephen Daisley’s debut novel, Traitor, is a story of war and love, and how each changes everything, forever. It tells the story of two men thrown together by war in the battle-smoke and chaos of Gallipoli – a young New Zealand soldier and a Turkish doctor. Evoking horror and…


Added by Merilyn on July 19, 2011 at 20:27 — No Comments

Rug up & Read with Read, Review & Win this Winter!!

I think most of us would agree winter is a great time for reading! When the temperatures plummet and the wind picks up what can be better than curling up with a good book under a cosy blanket? And if you've been reading this winter, or you plan to do so, we want…


Added by Merilyn on July 12, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2011


Minister for the Arts the Hon Simon Crean MP has recently announced the shortlists for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the four categories of fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adults. The award recognises outstanding works of Australian…


Added by Merilyn on June 6, 2011 at 15:01 — No Comments

Mosman Library’s BIG DAY IN is a BIG Success!

Library and Information Week 2011 couldn’t have been celebrated in a better way at Mosman Library’s Big Day In. Fun was had by all, as our patron’s (and staff!) enjoyed free barista made coffee, gorgeously decorated mini cupcakes, free giveaways such as journals and bookmarks, behind the scenes library tours and the opportunity to purchase books from our book sale for…


Added by Merilyn on May 30, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Philip Roth Awarded International Man Booker Prize for 2011

American novelist Philip Roth most known for his works American Pastoral, The Plot Against America and The Human Stain has just been awarded the International Man Booker prize for 2011. But receiving one of the…


Added by Merilyn on May 24, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Sydney Writer's Festival 2011

Words. to live by 16-22 May

It's that time of the year again when…


Added by Merilyn on May 10, 2011 at 16:53 — No Comments

'Must Read' Aussie Fiction

The Miles Franklin Shortlist for 2011 has been announced today with three candidates vying for Australia's top literary prize. Check out the website for more about the shortlisted authors and novels including the judges comments. …


Added by Merilyn on April 19, 2011 at 15:51 — 1 Comment

2011 Read It challenge for April - Australian and New Zealand Reads


The #readit2011 Reader's Challange is an initiative of the NSW Reader's Advisory Group and aims to encourage library users and readers to join the monthly book group and tweet about their reading. Each month the group suggests a different theme to read and tweet…


Added by Merilyn on April 5, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Miles Franklin Award longlist for 2011

      Miles Franklin


It seems there are so many literary prize nomination lists these days that it can be difficult to keep up with them all! Hot on the tail of the Premier’s Literary Prize shortlists is the announcement of the prestigious Miles…


Added by Merilyn on April 4, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

2011 Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

Each year the Premier's Literary Awards honour some of Australia's best and most influential written works including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The awards not only set a benchmark for Australian writers but encourage people to enjoy and become involved in what is an important aspect of  Australian culture and arts. Our writers have been recognised each year since 1979 when Neville Wran presented the very first Christina Stead…


Added by Merilyn on March 18, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Read, Review & Win!

Mosman Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program is on again and so if you plan on reading over the summer holidays make s…


Added by Merilyn on December 13, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments


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