October 30, 2012
This enchanting look at historical depictions of Australian moths and butterflies uses resources held by the National Library of Australia. Nine artists are featured ranging from 1770s to the present. Some pictures are for scientific study and some are for pleasure. Each artist has their own chapter, a short biography and a discussion of their work. Find out about the early history of Duntroon, fall in love with the Spotted Jezebel, or just enjoy the lovely pictures. Michael Braby is a leading authority on the topic but the book is aimed at general interest level.
October 29, 2012
October 26, 2012
The Thirty Six is a wonderful story due to the positivity of Siegrich in spite of the appalling nature of what he endured. I couldn’t stop reading it, fascinated by the insanity of it all and disgusted by the fact that it was a true story. Mr Siegrich I have a lot of respect for, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about what people are capable of, in both survival and cruelty. This is a profoundly affecting book. I am still upset reflecting on the fact that these things happened to such a lovely gentleman, and so many others did not make it out of the death camps.
October 25, 2012
I'm not suggesting you take us literally- but if you've ever forked out for a some magazine fun on a bus ride, you'll appreciate that you can simply pop in to your local library and grab the goss for free. Here are some of our titles- we'll post more over the next month. Just click to find out more about our holdings.
October 23, 2012
An Italian murder mystery to rival the best atmospheric crime stories coming out of Scandinavia. A grim and brooding remote castle houses a collection of artists on retreat. The director of the retreat is killed in a car accident, or is it murder? Sandro Cellini, a former police officer now dealing with life as a PI enlists the help of a sensitive young woman working at the castle to solve the riddle of the director’s life and death. The emotions and egos swirl like the falling snowflakes as the soft snow blankets the countryside and covers up the clues. The investigators learn as much about themselves as they do about their suspects and the truth is finally laid bare. Recommended reading.
October 22, 2012
Prefer your fiction in bite-size portions? There's nothing like a good short story to pour over in your coffee break or just before bed. Try these short story compilations available at Camden and Narellan libraries.
The Best Australian Stories 2011
October 15, 2012
Becoming Scarlett – Ciara Geraghty
About Last Night- Adele Parks
The Thirty Six – Siegmund Siegreich
Wolfsbane – Andrea Cremer
Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
The Thread by Victoria Hislop
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Legacy by Danielle Steel
October 11, 2012
October 08, 2012
October 04, 2012
There's something a little bit enchanting about these book niches at Camden and Narellan libraries. But for sure, the one's are Camden are best, peeping out from the shelves with little gems on offer. We always put really interesting non-fiction here- bits and pieces that would surprise and compel any reader. Why not take a look at these? Click the books to see more (or pop in to Camden!)
October 01, 2012
This month's theme is Explore! The National Year of Reading initiative is focusing on all sorts of adventurous, interesting and fascinating books this month to lure you out into the wide world. We've compiled a few great reads here about different places and times, new landscapes and mindsets, but why not suggest your own? Comment in the box below.