Carolyn’s Books of the Month – March 2015

I’m a little bit late with Carolyn’s Books of the month this month. Carolyn was organised but I wasn’t. My apologies to all Carolyn’s fans – HC.

Carolyn's Books of the Month

Best Read : Big, Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty

Australian Author : Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh

Thriller : Wolf by Mo Hayder

General Fiction : Twisted by Lynda La Plante

Crime : Let Her Go by Dawn Barker

Romance/Saga : Family Secrets by Liz Byrski

Carolyns picks

If you are an avid reader and would like to submit reviews to the blog, don’t be shy, just email Readers in the Mist with “Blog Book Review” in the subject line.

#poetryread Twitter discussion – March 2015

Twitter logo for RWPchat postsRemember there will be a #poetryread twitter discussion on Tuesday  31 March 2015 starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings (Summer) Time.  Or 9.00pm New Zealand Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 9am – 11am; 2pm – 4pm; 6pm – 8pm BST. Note this is a staggered discussion.  Use the tags #poetryread and #rwpchat as you discuss #poetryread reading, watching playing so others can join in the conversation.

However you do poetry, join in the discussion this month.

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Slideshow – History of Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub

The grand opening of the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub was last Saturday, on Springwood Foundation Day. The library held a full day of stories, music, art and craft activities in the new complex, which was great fun for all. Thanks to everyone who could make it, it was a vibrant and creative day.

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Click on the video below to watch a slideshow about how the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub came to be….

Alison’s Picks – March 2015

Als Picks

Some recommendations from Alison for March

Jessie Burton : The Miniaturist

Biff Ward : In My Mother’s hands: a memoir

Colleen McCullough : The Thorn Birds

 Peter Temple : Truth

 

March is #poetryread

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by ugaldew

Poetry is the expression of intense emotion – pain, love, longing, joy. Poetry can be visual, natural or man-made, as well as literary – spouted by beret-wearing, disaffected youth. Whatever emotion you want to explore, there is some poetry to help you plumb the depths, reach the heights and fill the breadth of emotional experience.

Revisit the classics, Shakespeare’s sonnets (swoon), Scotland’s favourite son, Robbie Burns or the poetry of the Great War with Owen and Sassoon. Or relive your childhood through the rhymes (sometimes revolting) of Roald DahlPam AyresDr Seuss and All Right Vegemite.

Songs are poetry to music so consider a concert or your playlists on iTunes as #poetryread, and watching fits the theme, too, with the poetry of landscape paintings and photography.

Poetry can be beautifully esoteric, but need not be; limericks are easily understood! It need not be bite sized, either, with novels in verse, such as those by Dorothy Porter or Stephen Herrick and many novelists use hauntingly poetic language. You can find many poems within novels, too, in Tolkien and Possession.

You can make your own poetry with the spines of books from your bookshelf, with Lego or the old favourite, fridge magnets.

A date for your diary : However you do poetry, join in the discussion this month.  There will be a #poetryread twitter discussion on 31 March 2015 starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings (Summer) Time.  Or 9.00pm New Zealand Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 9am – 11am; 2pm – 4pm; 6pm – 8pm BST. Note this is a staggered discussion.  Use the tags #poetryread and #rwpchat as you discuss #poetryread reading, watching playing so others can join in the conversation.

Alison’s Picks – February 2015

Alisons Pics

These are Alison’s favourite reads for February. They might give you an idea for your next great read.

Joan London : The Golden Age

Jackie Kay : Why Don’t You Stop Talking

Charlie Lovett : First Impressions

Hilary Mantel : Fludd

 

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