Monthly Archives: January 2016

State Library of NSW History Lounge – on Facebooktate Library of NSW History Lounge on Facebook

Have a look at the new State Library of NSW History Lounge on Facebook (you will need to be logged in to Facebook to see the content). This is a place where curators will share fascinating and little-known snippets from the … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – January 2016

Welcome back to WLSAR for 2016. How about this crazy hot & dry/cold & wet weather?   You know what though, whichever one is happening you have the perfect excuse to stay indoors with your nose in a book.  The former makes … Continue reading

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#rwpchat Twitter Discussion on #wildread

A date for your diary – there will be a twitter discussion next Tuesday 26 January starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings (Summer) Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 9am – 11am; 2pm – 4pm; … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the 2016 Reading Challenge?

How did you go with the 2015 Reading Challenge?  Did you enjoy it?  Well, if you did, there’s more.  The Popsugar Reading Challenge for 2016 has been launched and here it is. Click here for the original post and to … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood

Today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of In True Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote. In True Blood is considered to be the first narrative non-fiction book, that is a book … Continue reading

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#wildread, the first #rwpchat for 2016

Regulars will be familiar with #rwpchat where we use monthly themes as the background for our reading which can be shared with other readers all over the world. At the end of each month there is a Twitter conversation you … Continue reading

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Read it before you see it

There are lots of books that getting the dramatic treatment in 2016, either for the movies or for TV and it is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is better 99% of the time. Here are some of the books … Continue reading

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