Don’t squat with your spurs on.

Good advice for all! Ivanhoe Library is highlighting the Western Genre in October and in this blog post we’d like to highlight the western novels and audio books available to borrow as eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Overdrive service. Traditional western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American old West frontier and…
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Which ebook reader to buy?

The April 2015 issue of Choice magazine has the results of a test of ebook readers titled A library in the palm of your hand. If you are thinking of buying a dedicated ebook reader you might like to have a look at it but bear in mind that the eBooks available from the library…
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Narrated eBooks for kids!

You may have noticed a small selection of junior eBooks in our library's digital collection labelled narrated. This means that the OverDrive Read format for those eBooks has a narration that plays along while you read – something a little like the old style picture book kits with a book and CD or tape. You…
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Goodbye Jackie Collins

Larger than life best-selling author and glamorous sister to the ever so glamorous Joan, Jackie Collins died last week. She was known for giving her readers an insider’s knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich and famous. This article Bonkbuster queen who knew ALL Hollywood's dirty secrets  from The Daily…
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The brown paper dust jacket

One of the joys of reading an ebook is that no-one knows what you are reading. It’s the modern equivalent of a brown paper jacket over the bodice-ripper.  Remember those? This article Let’s come out of the Kindle closet and reveal what we’re really reading in the Guardian about the different choices readers make in…
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Dark Discworld Days

“This book was written using 100% recycled words.” ― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters By now we all know that the writer Sir Terry Pratchett, who took millions of readers on a journey to Discworld, has died aged 66. He first created Discworld in 1983 because he wanted to "have fun with some of the cliches…
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