Monthly Archives: July 2011

Carolyn’s Books of the Month – August 2011

Best read for the Month :  The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli  Thriller : The Sixth Man by David Baldacci and You Belong to Me by Karen Rose General Fiction : Those in Peril by Wilbur Smith Saga/Romance : Belle by Leslie Pearse … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot On the Adult Non-Fiction shelf at 920 LAC Plot Summary : This true story is about a young African American woman, Henrietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer in the early 50s. … Continue reading

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Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2011

This is one of my favourite literary prizes. The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is different from other contests because it rewards bad writing – in honour of Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford and its much-quoted opening, “It was a … Continue reading

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Katoomba Babytime Cancelled

Due to staff illness, we have had to cancel Babytime at Katoomba Library tomorrow, Friday 29th July. Sorry for the inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you at our next Katoomba Library Babytime on Friday 26th August.

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Not the Booker prize 2011

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the ‘Man Booker Dozen’, The Guardian has kicked off the 2011 Not the Booker Prize competition. Not the Booker Prize came into being three years ago in the wake of much criticism of … Continue reading

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Man Booker Dozen

The thirteen books on the Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist were announced last night.  The longlisted titles were chosen by a panel of five judges chaired by author and former Director-General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington from a whopping 138 books. The … Continue reading

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