CEO Reads: Unholy Lands

Unholy Land I am a bit lost when it comes to describing this Fantasy / Speculative Fiction novel. I first heard about it on ABC Melbourne Breakfast Show when host Sami Shah recommended it in November 2018 and convinced me to put it on my TBR list. Tidhar is a World Fantasy Award winner for…
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Librarian Confessions

I have a guilty reading secret.  As a librarian I do try to read widely and of course have a focus on literary novels and the literary prize winners. But now in 2019 I thought I had better come clean and confess that I also absolutely adore a good thriller, the anti-hero who always gets…
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CEO Reads: Once Upon a River

Once Upon A River I have read Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, a gothic suspense tale that celebrates the joys of real storytelling, and really enjoyed the 12 tales that did exist as well as the mystery of the thirteenth tale. Well worth your time if you haven’t read it. It was also made into a…
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Book Review: Digby & Claude

A recent publication out of the National Library of Australia Digby & Claude is written and illustrated by Emma Allen and Hannah Sommerville as a picture book. It touches on a common theme of constant change within the urban environment. Digby and Claude feel connected to their neighbourhood and community. This is a story about friendship…
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CEO Reads: The Lost Man

The Lost Man The high quality of Australian crime writing needs to be celebrated by dedicated readers everywhere but especially here at home in Australia. Emma Viskic, Trent Dalton and Chris Hammer have written some fantastic Australian crime fiction and Jane Harper is another for readers everywhere to celebrate. I have read and enjoyed her…
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Sarka to Westgarthtown: The Wuchatsch Family in Germany and Australia

A new local history book has been added to our collections.  One of which will be preserved in the local history collection at Mill Park Library.  Särka to Westgarthtown by Robert Wuchatsch has been a long time in the making. This 525-page book tells the story of the Wuchatsch family in Germany and Australia from the early…
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CEO Reads: Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism This was a really quick and compelling read if you are interested in the current digital disruption happening across every industry. Tom Goodwin has written quite a lot of articles, blogs and presentations about this issue and is very well known in advertising and marketing circles. This is his first book.  What I…
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