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What Library Staff are Reading – July

The keeper of lost things  by Ruth Hogan – I am only half way through but it is a lovely easy reading, feel good story so far.  3/5 stars The Magpie murders  by Anthony Horowitz – (eAudio on RB Digital)  … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – June

Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals by Jesse Armstrong –  I do love gritty British novels with dry humour and as this one is set in 1994 around the Balkans war, I thought I would find it relatable as … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – May

The Japanese lover by  Isabelle Allende – a book about a young Jewish girl who is evacuated to family in America just as World War II is breaking out and how she and the son of the gardener (Japanese) who … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – March

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent – This won’t be for everyone. The writing is excellent, the characters well-developed, and the plot piercing. However, there are certainly aspects of this novel that are disturbing. The father in the novel is eminently despicable … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks

I have contributed to this blog as a librarian working at Katoomba Library for – well, a long time! Retired now, I can’t pass up the opportunity to keep talking about books. So, under the masthead of these elegant clapping … Continue reading

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What Library Staff are Reading – December/January

 Find some holiday inspiration in what Library staff have been reading recently. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe – Pascoe details many ways in which agricultural methods, such as land management and domestication of plants, were employed by indigenous Australians long … Continue reading

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The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg

The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg, translated by Steven T Murray The first book in the Patrik Hedstrom series Plot Summary : The writer Erica Falck has returned to her home town on the death of her parents, but discovers the community in … Continue reading

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