Reading Hour

Thursday, the 19th of September is Reading Hour – a once in a year event when we stop what we’re doing to disappear into the world of books. Library staff are excited to be sharing some of their reads with you. I’ll be reading the new Margaret Atwood book The testaments, Jodi will be listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Katherine will be engrossed in A woman like her: the short life of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher. Check out some recommendations for our junior audience by Antonia and Sandra below:                                                                                              Nisa

All About Books – Spring 2019

The latest edition of our reading suggestions guide is here for Spring! It is packed full of a selection of the most exciting books for adults and teens being published over the next three months. Pick up your FREE copy at any of our Libraries or download a copy now (just click the cover).

There is sure to be something for everyone, from fiction to non fiction, young adult to debut authors and our always popular staff picks.To learn more about each title and reserve your copy before it hits the shelves – just click on the cover image(s) inside the guide.

Happy Reading!

Booker Prize shortlist announced!

 After announcing their excellent longlist last month, The Booker Prize Foundation has just released the shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize. We’re very excited to see the list of works that have made the cut, including the latest books by Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood. I wonder who will take out the ultimate title? Stay tuned…           Nisa

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Book Review: Our Souls at Night by Kent Harurf

Our Souls at Night By Kent Haruf

Addie Moore’s husband died years ago, so did Louis Waters’ wife, and, as neighbours in Holt, Colorado they have naturally long been aware of each other. With their children now far away both live alone in houses empty of family. The nights are terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk to. Then one evening Addie pays Louis an unexpected visit. Their brave adventures-their pleasures and their difficulties-form the beating heart of Our Souls at Night. Kent Haruf’s final novel is an exquisite and moving story about love and growing old with grace. It is a lasting tribute to the extraordinary author who wrote it. 

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Podcast Ageing Well

In this our 16th episode of Parra Pods Katherine, Nisa and Yi discuss, “Ageing well”: the pleasures and the pitfalls

Is there even such a thing as ageing well? Apparently so, and the books that we discuss in this podcast make that abundantly clear.  

While these books are entertaining and light-hearted they also make some salient points about this stage of life’s journey.

The books discussed in this episode of Parra Pods include:

The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

Fridays with my folks by Amal Awad

Women of a certain age edited by Jodie MoffatMaria Scoda, and Susan Laura Sullivan

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