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Top Shelf Travel

With Easter fast approaching and at least four days free to take some time out, it’s a great time to think about local areas to travel to and relax or get some fitness in and do a walk or hike in our beautiful countryside. Planning these short breaks seem to be last on our organization list but can have therapeutic benefits long after the holiday has finished. The house maintenance can wait, some time to recalibrate the…

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Relaxing in Whistler

Sitting here watching the snow fall, nursing a cold in the Whistler Library I’m reminded of the wonderful world of books and what they can offer in so many ways. I’ve tried meditation, yoga, walking (which I still power on with) swimming, gym classes, drinking and many other ways of relaxing but the feeling of sitting in a library distilling my thoughts grabs me like no other relaxation. It grounds me and makes me feel…

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Koby Cumulus will touch your heart

A special book has landed in store Koby Cumulus, the hand painted beautiful children’s hardcover book “Koby Cumulus loves being a cloud…until the day he hears people complain about the weather.  Travel with Koby as he re-discovers his importance, and the joy of his life’s purpose. Will he overcome others raining on his parade?” Koby Cumulus is a 6 year old cloud who loves life… until he hears people grumbling about the weather. It’s a beautiful…

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Much to learn from our Australian Authors.

Regardless of the genre, book form or style of writing, there is much to learn from our Australian Authors.   The land of plenty, the land of great mates, and lots of space. Australia has so much to exposes us in so many ways and books and authors are just one great example of the talent and expertise we offer the world. We have some fabulous best selling authors in Australia that draw on the…

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Top 3 Reviews for July and August

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Loved this book  – by Pam. The story is set in modern America, the interwoven tale of two women whose lives vary enormously. Agnes is on a quest for what she sees as the perfect life defined by a happy marriage, home and children. Meghan is living this supposed dream life but struggling. This all sounds a little mundane but very early in the story there is a…

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Closing Down 

By local reviewer, Pam Winner of the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2105 A first novel by Melbourne author Sally Abbot, former journalist and PR director. Closing Down begins with Robbie as a young boy and the screaming of his horse which has it’s leg broken when ridden by his drunk father. The first hint of horror, things not balanced. Clare is a watchful, thoughtful rural Australian woman for whom nothing in life has been easy.…

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Review: Ache By Eliza Henry-Jones

From Local Reviewer and Customer, Julie   The title for this book is superbly apt! There is so much aching in this beautifully written Australian novel. Annie aches for her old life on the mountain – before the bushfires – she aches for her much loved grandmother, Gladys, killed on that tragic day. Annie aches for her Daughter Pip and husband tom and the confirmed life they live in the city. For the times spent…

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Book Review: The Girl Before By J P Delaney

Staff review “The Girl Before” and gives 5 stars. A house for rent is just what Emma is looking for, her boy friend Edward, finds a beautiful one with everything you could ask for but with strict proviso’s that nothing be added to it, including personal stuff such as photo’s, ornaments and even books. Still Edward likes it so they decide to move in together. All is well until Emma feels that Edward is getting controlling…

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What are you reading?

What are you currently reading is a question I get asked regularly. Most of the time I am reading a proof of a book that won’t come out for at least another 2 months, so it’s hard for me to explain a novel that currently is not on the shelf to enjoy. This also means I am always reading books way ahead of when a review is useful. So this is why when I go…

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Book of the Week: Dark Circle by Linda Grant

Book review by Pam, one of our local reviewers: The Dark Circle is by British author Linda Grant, who was short listed for the Man Booker prize for her novel “The Clothes on Their Backs” Dark Circle provides well developed characters, humour and compassion, I enjoyed this book very much. The title of this book refers to a circle of friends who met in a tuberculosis sanatorium in the countryside in post WW2 England. The characters from…

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