Monthly Archives: June 2012

WANTED: The biggest Harry Potter fan in Australia and New Zealand

Are you  a HUGE Harry Potter fan? Well to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of  ‘Harry Potter and the philosopher’s Stone’ the publisher Bloomsbury is launching a competiton to find the biggest HARRY POTTER  fan in Australia and New Zealand.   … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey – breaks publishing record

The debut book by racy publishing phenomenon EL James, Fifty Shades Of Grey, has become the first to sell more than one million copies on Kindle. Online retailer Amazon.co.uk says James – whose real name is Erika Leonard – has … Continue reading

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Staff are reading – ‘Must Love Kilts’ by Allie Mackay

  This story is a different spin on time travel from present day to the Scottish Highlands and Viking raids. Margo Menlove loves all things Scottish and while exploring the Highlands picks up a magical stone on the shore, and … Continue reading

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What the Staff are Reading – ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett

Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960’s. White women have “help”, segregation is the order of the day, and the Civil Rights movement is warming up. Three women: two black, one white, come together to tell a story. Their story has … Continue reading

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Book of the Week 25th June – 1st July 2012

XO by Jeffery Deaver Kayleigh Towne is gorgeous with a voice that is taking her to the heights of the country pop charts. Her hit single ‘Your Shadow’ puts her happily in the spotlight, until an innocent exchange with one … Continue reading

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Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat by Carol Altmann

Carol and Deb decide to leave the rat race and move to a hobby farm in Tasmania.  They have a Nubian goat named Gretel who thinks she’s a dog, but then changes her mind and decides to be a horse, … Continue reading

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Book of the Week 18th July – 24th July 2012

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart… Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather … Continue reading

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Longlist announced for the 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award

Established in 2010 the Ngaio Marsh Award is all about choosing the best crime, mystery or thriller novel, written by a NZ resident or citizen in the past year. The finalist for 2012 are: COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave LUTHER: THE CALLING … Continue reading

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Book of the Week June 11th – June 16th 2012

The Kingmaker’s Daughter  by Philippa Gregory It all started with the White Queen ….. and the next in the Cousins’ War Series is…… The Kingmaker’s Daughter The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of … Continue reading

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Book of the Week 4th June – 10th June 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey By E L James   When student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man … Continue reading

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