Archive for the ‘National Year of Reading 2012’ Category

What do you think of this Top 10 list?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    More top 10 Aussie book lists - this time, from Heather, librarian at Strathfield. Orpheus Lost by Janet Turner Hospital The Otori Tales by Lian Hearn Marrying Ameera by Rosanne Hawke Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah McDonald Salvation Creek by Susan Duncan Breath by Tim Winton The Turning by Tim Winton Night Letters by Robert Dessaix Knitting ...

Two more top 10 Aussie book lists

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

    More top 10 Aussie book lists - both from North Sydney librarians. This list of top 10 is from Samantha, who says - "Naughty me,  I have included two Trilogies as I could not pick out one from each which I could say I preferred more than the others" The Book Thief ...

An abundance of storybooks

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

From our latest ACU update Students look on as Grace and John Nolan present about their children's literature collection "With more than 3,000 books, the Nolan Collection of children’s literature would exhaust even Scheherazade. For over six years, John and Grace Nolan have been donating children’s literature to the Raheen Library ...

eReading trends

Monday, July 9th, 2012

  This infographic is from the US. But what about you? do you read ebooks? and if so, what do you read on? and why do you read?   Celebrate the National Year of Reading!

Discover reading

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The monthly theme for July is discover. From Kate: I am in a book club that meets monthly. There are ten of us in the group, so we all pick one book a year ("Aren't there 12 months in a year you ask?"  - "Yes, but we have a holiday in January, ...

The Melbourne crew

Friday, June 29th, 2012

    More top 10 Aussie book lists - this time, from the liaison librarian team in Melbourne. Again...not 10, but 12 on this list! So much to tell you by John Marsden My brilliant career by Miles Franklin Pagan’s crusade by Catherine Jinks Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta Poppy by Drusilla Modjeska For the term of his ...

Lists #5 and #6 of our staff top 10 Aussie picks

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

More top 10 Aussie book lists from our lovely Library staff! From Leticia Tasting salt - Stephanie Dowrick The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Blinky Bill - Dorothy Wall The First Stone - Helen Garner Salvation Creek - Susan Duncan Art Life Chooks - Annette Hughes Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay John Brown Rose and the Midnight ...

Even more top 10 Aussie book lists

Monday, June 25th, 2012

More top 10 Aussie book lists from our lovely Library staff! From Sarah Zigzag Street -  Nick Earls Playing Beattie Bow - Ruth Park It's Raining in Mango -  Thea Astley The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay He Died With a Felafel in Hs Hand - John  Birmingham Animalia - Graeme Base Nancy Wake - Peter FitzSimons Year ...

More top 10 Aussie books

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

We asked our lovely library staff for their Top 10 Aussie books Elizabeth’s Top 10 Aussie Books (in no particular order) Earthly Delights, by Kerrie Greenwood A baker main character, recipes and mysteries mixed in – a tasty read. Seven Ancient Wonders, by Matthew Reilly Rips along like an out of control action ...

Your top 10 Aussie books

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

To celebrate The National Year of Reading, ABC TV’s First Tuesday Book Club is looking for the 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die – the great Australian reading list. And we want you to vote for it! To inspire you, the ABC has approached a range of Australians; ...