Library Visit 2021 – Coober Pedy Community Library

The most memorable part of my visit to the Coober Pedy Community Library was my long chat with the library staff at the time. It was a Sunday and they were open from 1-5pm. Some of the lights weren’t on when we visited so the photos turned out a little dark. The library was also…

Library Visit 2021 – Alice Springs Public Library

For those familiar with Neville Shute’s work you’d know that he wrote A Town Called Alice, which by the way I have not read yet. But I suspect that the Alice Springs he wrote about was quite different from the modern Alice Springs that I have just visited recently. So I guess it’s only apt…

Library Visit 2021 – Bendigo Library

This was the first library I visited during our road trip last year. It was July 2021 at the height of the COVID pandemic so the entrance of the library was ‘manned’ with a library staff making sure that we signed in, sanitised and masked up. Just thinking back I realised that my family and…

9-month hiatus

It’s been 9 months since I posted on Smarty Squid. Been travelling, working and all that. So I’m back and will be posting some book reviews and library visits very soon. What else would you like me to write here? Actually, I’ve been thinking a lot about work in my current industry, maybe I could…

Book Review – The midnight library

I read this book in maybe 3 or 4 sittings which is a record for me nowadays. It might have been because I was nursing a 2-day cold (no not COVID-19) at the time plus it was an easy book to read. A page-turner! So what’s the plot? Well, it’s about a young lady (I…