Woody Creek Series – Joy Dettman

The Woody Creek Series by Joy Dettman

Over the last few weeks I have been lucky enough to escape to the fictional town of Woody Creek, a small timber town set in rural Australia; and what a wonderful time I have had!

Joy Dettman is an Australian author and the very talented writer of the Woody Creek series, which I discovered one day while browsing my local bookstore. Working in a library, I was aware of the books and had wanted to read them for a long time but had never managed to get around to it. On this day, however the bookstore had a display of all the books in the series and they looked so pretty I could not leave them sitting there. I picked up the first two and four weeks later have now finished the whole seven books in the series.

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Book Review – Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

About the Book

She will change your life forever…In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.

When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.

But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings – or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free…

Lyrebird is a thoughtful, deeply moving love story; a story of the wild heart in us all and the quiet that lies underneath the world’s noise.

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Podcast – Technology & Us

In this episode of Parra Pods Katherine & Nisa discuss books about the relationship between humans and technology in this IT-saturated world.

Join them while they talk about the future of AI, the impact of social media, the relationship between our private selves and our digital avatars and eroding trust in traditional institutions.

HAPPY LISTENING!

Some of the books discussed in this podcast include:

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark. Penguin Random House, 2017.

Net loss: the inner life in the digital age by Sebastian Smee. Quarterly Essay No. 72, 2018

Who can you trust? How technology brought us together and why it might drive us apart by Rachel Botsman. Public Affairs, 2017

Book Review – The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

About the Book

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER?

Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz’s page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC’s Sherlock, you’ll LOVE The Word is Murder!

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER?

A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral.

Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer?

Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, together with his reluctant side-kick – a man completely unaccustomed to the world of crime.

But even Hawthorne isn’t prepared for the twists and turns in store – as unexpected as they are bloody…

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Out of the Box – July 2019

We are now officially half way through the year, hard to believe isn’t it? And the Library has already added thousands of new items to its collection.

Are you aware that if the library doesn’t have a book you want to read, there are two ways for you to request it –

For new material, (items published within the last 2 years) fill out the Suggestions for Purchase Form, or ask Library staff for help. If the book is available and fits in with our collection guidelines we will purchase a copy and place hold on it for you.

For material older than 2 years, City of Parramatta Libraries offers an Inter Library Loan Service. Where for a small non-refundable fee, (each item) we will search and see if we can locate the item and borrow it from another library service. for full guidelines and to fill in the online form click HERE.

Below is a small snapshot of what arrived on the Library’s shelves in July!

TALKING BOOKS

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Trails in the Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman. We also purchased the, ebook, eAudio and hard copies. Book 7 in the Woody Creek series; which fans of Australian fiction will find hard to put down in any format. The Audio versions are particularly enjoyable!

FICTION

A Bond Undone by Jin Yong

Breathless by Helen Hardt

Devi’s Lair by Sarah Barrie

The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

Fabulous Lives by Bindy Pritchard

Losing the Plot by Elizabeth Coleman

Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern

The Ruthless by Peter Newman

The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman

The Yield by Tara June Winch

YOUNG ADULT

Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans

The Deceiver’s Heart by Jennifer Nielsen

No Place Like Here by Christina June

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe

Out of my Mind by Sharon M Draper

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

Teen Titans Raven by Kami Garcia (Graphic Novel)

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair

The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren

NON FICTION

The Courage to be Happy: true contentment is within your power by Ichiro Kishimi

Everyday Resilience by Michelle Mitchell

See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Mandatory Murder by Steven Schubert

The Last Unknowns by John Brockman

Before I Forget by Geoffrey Blainey

Blue Sky Mind by Ian Gawler

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel by Jamie Cunningham

The Fast 800 Recipe Book by Claire Bailey

Wabi Sabi Home by Mark Bailey

Lunch Box Express by George Georgievski

FOR KIDS!

Grandma Dangerous and the Toe of Treachery by Kita Mitchell (Junior Fiction)

You Won’t Believe This by Adam Baron (Junior Fiction)

Help! I Smell a Monster by Justin Davies (Junior Fiction)

Life Cycles. Egg to Butterfly by Rachel Tonkin (Non Fiction)

Investigating Magnets by Jacqui Bailey (Non Fiction)

The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams ( Junior Fiction)

Kids Can Code! Fun Ways to Learn Computer Programming by Ian Garland