Book review – Dead Image: A Detective Sergeant Best Mystery

Here’s another trashy book from the rubbish pile. I only picked it up because I like the cover – so cool! (Note: the background image is an actual scene taken in 1874 of boatmen searching for bodies at the scene of the Regent’s Park explosion) It was actually hard for me to read this especially…

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 – 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 – 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…

Library Visit 2019 – Childers Library

I visited the Childers Library during one of our lunch stopovers on the way to Bundaberg. This was my 7th library visit during a recent family road trip to Queensland. I’ve never been to Childers and I was amazed to find a thriving town with plenty of things to see and do. This was a…