Best Read : The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
Thriller : The Guilty by Sean Slater
General Fiction : Someone Else’s Son by Sam Hayes
Saga/Romance : The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee
Australian Author : Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander
BLUE MOUNTAINS IN REVIEW
It is also the time to think about #endread. Does some reading make you think you will never reach the end of it (even when you are enjoying the journey).
What are your break up reads? Do you read for Happily every after (HEA for those in the know)? Do you like closure in an ending, or do you like lots of questions and endings which are open to speculation or with a lot of loose ends? I know those kind of endings drive my book group crazy! Do you think some endings are cop outs? Do you read the last page first?
Do you read recipes because the story continues beyond the recipes, into your own adaption of the recipes? Are there special recipes for the ending of the year? Any local favourites?
Are there never ending series (or nearly never ending series) which you enjoy? How about Sue Grafton‘s alphabet series about Kinsey Millhone? She’s coming to the end of the alphabet now.
What about end of the world writing?
Do you like game endings, or games without endings?
Any reflections on your reading, watching and playing for this year?
What do you think about adaptations, when the ending changes?
We hope you will join us in our #endread, and share your own #endread reading during.
There will be a twitter discussion from 8pm (AEST) on Tuesday 17 December to discuss #endread. Use #endread and #rwpchat for the discussion. See you online then.
We will be back with more read, watch and play chat #rwpchat in 2014.
Springwood Library will be closed on Wednesday 4 December, due to demolition work.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
All other branches remain open their usual hours.
Please let others know.
The Bookmans Tale by Charlie Lovett
Available on the Adult Fiction shelves at LOVETT
Plot: “A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search–through time andthe works of Shakespeare–for his lost love.Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is aformer bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s mosttantalising mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt’s Possession.Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Ninemonths earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The youngantiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping torediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening aneighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amandatumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn’t really her. The watercolour is clearly Victorian. Yetthe resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins.As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare’s time, Petercommunes with Amanda’s spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book thatmight definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays.”
Review : A fascinating book which tells about how books are bound, special book rooms and a murder. I give it 9 and a half out of 10.
Reviewed by : Lynne