CEO Reads: Circe

Circe I adore fables, fairytales and all of the stories about those wonderful creatures called Gods. And I especially seek out great retellings of these stories passed down over the centuries. My favourite of all time is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods which brings fabled Gods to everyday America and I will need to subscribe to…
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CEO Reads: Australia Day

Australia Day I am not really a reader of short stories as I love getting lost in a ‘big’ story and getting to know the story characters more deeply but as I was to interview Melanie at the Booklovers Festival ‘Permission to Write’ session I needed to read them with the thought of discussion in…
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Staff: I Recently Read

White Night By Ellie Marney Really enjoyed this young adult contemporary novel.  The story is set in a regular Australian country town where nothing exciting or new happens. Bo Mitchell has lived in the town all of his life and knows everyone and everything about the town. Excitement is in the air when new girl…
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Wild Men of Montmorency

“Diamond Valley footy in the 1970s and 1980s was hard and tough footy at its best and sometimes worst. It was physical, brutal, occasionally spectacular and thrilling, captivating fans and players alike.  In this tribal cauldron where suburb was pitted against suburb there was no room for the feint-hearted”. The Wild Men of Montmorency recently published…
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See what [she] has done….

See What I Have Done is a completely immersive, utterly coercive, sensory experience. Reading this book is like clawing your way into someone's skin, sitting inside them like an alternate personality.  It engages every one of the senses.  After it ends you are left with an echo of rotting mutton soup on the tip of your…
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These walls speak volumes

Victoria’s local history community have been waiting eagerly for the sequel to Pam Baragwanath and Ken James’ Mechanics Institute’s history. If the Walls Could Speak. These Walls Speak Volumes is now available. This book represents early Victorian history. They were local, independent, self –funded and self-help initiatives. They were the forerunner to public libraries and…
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