Book review – Dumplin’

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a story of a plump (I’m being politically correct here but let’s just say she’s fat) teenage girl name Willowdean who lives in a fictitious town called Clover City in the USA (state of Texas). Nothing much happens in this town except for the town’s beauty pageant event. Willowdean’s mum…

Book Review – Mammoth

Ok this might be the first ever book review for this year. Oh wait, maybe not…I think I wrote a book review sometime back in February this year. It was the Library Book – a historical overview of public libraries in the USA revolving around the story on the LA Public Library fire, which happened…

Book Review – The Library Book

As a librarian, visiting and learning about other libraries is a happy experience for me. Even if I’ve not visited the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) before, I feel like I have after reading Susan Orlean’s The Library Book. Orleans uses the story of the LAPL fire in 1986 to write and explore all things…

Library Visit 2019 – Hinchinbrook Shire Library

I came upon this library via serendipity. We stopped at the TYTO Complex in Ingham to have a look at the wetlands (where we saw a crocodile – yikes!). As I was meandering along at the complex, I stumbled upon the library! Whoa! What a great explorer I was! This was my 9th library visit…

Library Visit 2019 – Bundaberg Library

When I hear the word Bundaberg, the first things that come into my mind are normally rum and ginger beer. Is it the same with you? Well, let me erase those images from your mind and replace them with the word library instead – yes library. I was surprised to discover an amazing library space…