Author Archives: Shire of Mundaring Libraries

“The Secret Life of Authors” tour event

What a fantastic insight today into the “Secret Life of  Authors” with Rachael Johns, Lisa Ireland and Sally Hepworth. This trio of established and popular writers entertained and were so generous in sharing their experiences and knowledge. We could have … Continue reading

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Six Recommended Reads

Looking for something to read? These six titles received at least 8 out of 10 from some of our member Book Clubs: “The Boat Runner” by Devin Murphy – a debut novel about a young Dutch man coming of age … Continue reading

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“The Windy Season” by Sam Carmody – Monday Mini Book Review

The Last  Tuesday Book Club reviewed The Windy Season by Sam Carmody, a coming-of-age story set in the fictionalised West Australian coastal town of Stark. It portrays a slice of  Australian life in a fishing town, exploring male interaction and … Continue reading

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Reading forever, housework whenever…

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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman was rated 5 out of 5 stars by one of our book clubs. The book club members found that the use of flashbacks gave interest to the plot, contributing to its development … Continue reading

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Staff picks – recommended reads

Staff have recently read and recommended the following books. Kate Morton’s books are always engrossing reads, and this one is no exception. Marcella Polain is a West Australian writer and poet, and her new novel, “Driving into the Sun”, is … Continue reading

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New Season’s Seeds @ Seed Library

New season’s seeds are now available from the Seed Library at Mundaring,  and the good news is that borrowing conditions have changed so that every library member can now collect two packets of seeds per visit. The other good news is that … Continue reading

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The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (mini review)

Recently, one of our young adult readers wrote this about The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (20th Anniversary edition): “…the subject [of the book] is still relevant today – young people, especially girls struggling with their identity. The book is powerfully written. The author writes … Continue reading

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Recommended…

We received this charming little note when this book was returned…Liz Byrski’s books are perennially popular!

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So many books, so little time…

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