Author Archives: Shire of Mundaring Libraries

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Bachman

This week’s mini review is courtesy of the Circle of Friends Book Club. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman was rated 8.5/10. Members found the characters, grammar, and humour in this story by the writer of … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson mini-review

This week’s mini-review is courtesy of Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson was rated from 6/10 to 9.5/10, so some people loved it and for others it was a bit “meh”! Book Club members … Continue reading

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Three Souls by Janie Chang mini-review

This week’s mini book review is courtesy of the Glen Forrest Book Club. Three Souls by Janie Chang opens in China in 1935, and is the story told by the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin who watches her … Continue reading

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“We all have a story to tell”…Faye Bohling

“We all have a story to tell”…Faye Bohling inspired the audience at her talk today at Boya Community Centre about telling your story. Hers is a fascinating one, sad but touching and uplifting. Library members can reserve the library copy … Continue reading

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Author Talk with Faye Bohling at Boya Library

Very excited to have Faye Bohlingtalk about her book The Laundry Girl at Boya Community Centre at 10.30am on 15 August! Bookings at http://ow.ly/5NuO30e6cpq

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Last week KSP writer- in- residence, Lee

Last week KSP writer- in- residence, Lee Battersby gave most generously to the appreciative audience at Mundaring Library. He spoke about how writing functions as an art form, how it is mediated through language (we don’t all see the same … Continue reading

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Read! Your stress levels will decrease!

Read! Your stress levels will decrease! Did you see the Sunday Times article last weekend about joining a book club? It quoted a study which monitored the stress levels of volunteers who tried different relaxation levels and found that stress … Continue reading

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Places are still available at the ‘Nyit

Places are still available at the ‘Nyitting Time with Rebecca Garlett’ school holiday events for primary school aged children this week. For Boya Library on Wednesday 5 July 11am-12 noon book at http://ow.ly/jTYK30dgvr7, and for Mundaring Library on Thursday 6 … Continue reading

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Tall Man by Chloe Hooper – mini book review

This Monday’s mini-review is from Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club, and the book they have just read is Tall Man by Chloe Hooper, a non-fiction book about the death of an Aboriginal man in custody which has been serialised … Continue reading

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My Life in a Pea Soup by Lisa Nops

Today’s mini book review is thanks to the First Tuesday Book Club, and is about ‘My Life in a Pea Soup’, by Lisa Nops. It is an autobiography about raising a child with autism, and follows Lisa’s journey across three … Continue reading

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