Daily Archives: August 8, 2012
So, the July National Year of Reading theme was Discover – what did you find out this month? Was it something about yourself or about another? Was it about another place? Another time? Another dimension? Did you discover a good read?
This is what people at all branches of Blue Mountains City Library have been reading and discovering this cold July:
- Infidel by Ali Ayaan Hirsi – an amazing insight into Muslim life for women (try Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks, dear Reader)
- Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
- Role Models by John Waters
- Life Class : selected memoirs of Diana Athill by Diana Athill
- Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – for adults! It’s clever and real!
- The Street Sweeper by Eliot Perlman
- The Censor’s Library by Nicole Moore
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald
- Love and Hunger by Charlotte Wood
- Salvation Creek by Susan Duncan
- Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
- The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
- Missus by Ruth Park
- 44 Scotland Street by Alexander Maccall Smith
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Curtains : adventures of an undertaker in training – Tom Jokinen
Now for your next challenge : the August theme is Question.
Will you read something that makes you question your beliefs?
Who dunnit? Is that the question? Can you find the answer to a question?
Let us know. Look out for the National Year of Reading monthly themes sheets at your local library and add your own discovery.
The customers and staff at Lawson Library really throw themselves into this event whole-heartedly as these wonderful photos show.
Lawson Library alone has contributed around 30 wraps to send to Wrap With Love.
You are not too late to join in – the Lawson knitting group is meeting again on Wednesday 15 August – ask at the Library for more details. Anyone is welcome, just come along and introduce yourself.
And if you are in the Springwood area on the first Friday of each month you are welcome to join in there – knitting or sewing squares. All welcome, morning tea provided.