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Fee reviews How to Fall in Love With A Man Who Lives in A Bush, Emmy Abrahamson's novel based on the true story of how she met her husband.
Fee reviews How to Fall in Love With A Man Who Lives in A Bush, Emmy Abrahamson's novel based on the true story of how she met her husband.

WORD Christchurch 2018 WORD Christchurch 2018

Find out who's coming and what they'll be talking about, and read our posts and picks of Christchurch's own literary festival.
Find out who's coming and what they'll be talking about, and read our posts and picks of Christchurch's own literary festival.

New titles July 2018 New titles July 2018

Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.
Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.

Small and seductive Small and seductive

Big books are great, but sometimes what you want is something small and perfectly formed. Roberta recommends some small books.
Big books are great, but sometimes what you want is something small and perfectly formed. Roberta recommends some small books.

Stuff we love - July 2018 Stuff we love - July 2018

recommended by StaffPickles
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month.
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month.

200 years of the Modern Prometheus 200 years of the Modern Prometheus

There are few horror novels that have the long-lasting appeal of Mary Shelley's classic work. Dan looks at 200 years of Frankenstein.
There are few horror novels that have the long-lasting appeal of Mary Shelley's classic work. Dan looks at 200 years of Frankenstein.

uncover - huraina library magazine uncover - huraina library magazine

The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online. Paper copies are in libraries.
The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online. Paper copies are in libraries.

Reading many lives Reading many lives

By Moata
Moata's recent reading has featured many lives, fictional and real - from short story collections to biographies of First World War soldiers
Moata's recent reading has featured many lives, fictional and real - from short story collections to biographies of First World War soldiers

Curate Your Own Personal Film Festival Curate Your Own Personal Film Festival

Explore the library DVD collection and make your own film festival - how about a showing of New Zealand documentaries?
Explore the library DVD collection and make your own film festival - how about a showing of New Zealand documentaries?

What's lava got to do with it? What's lava got to do with it?

By Moata
Quite a bit if you're talking about volcanoes. Tips on where to find good information about volcanic eruptions and earth science.
Quite a bit if you're talking about volcanoes. Tips on where to find good information about volcanic eruptions and earth science.

“Lymond is back!” “Lymond is back!”

By Alina
If you love dense, clever historical fiction then you can't go past Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles for some 15th century intrigue.
If you love dense, clever historical fiction then you can't go past Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles for some 15th century intrigue.

Let's think about the future Let's think about the future

What does the future hold for our world? Dystopian and utopian fiction can offer very different views.
What does the future hold for our world? Dystopian and utopian fiction can offer very different views.

We have what your coffee table wants We have what your coffee table wants

By Pruccl
And what's that? Big, glossy, glorious books. The pricey kind that you can borrow for free from the library.
And what's that? Big, glossy, glorious books. The pricey kind that you can borrow for free from the library.

Online dating and book reviews Online dating and book reviews

Excellent book review tips from Roberta: If you've got a real block about reviewing anything - book review yourself!
Excellent book review tips from Roberta: If you've got a real block about reviewing anything - book review yourself!

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is Here! The 2018 FIFA World Cup is Here!

The biggest sporting event on the planet is here: the FIFA World Cup. Find out more, and explore our football resources.
The biggest sporting event on the planet is here: the FIFA World Cup. Find out more, and explore our football resources.

Annihilation Annihilation

I’ve done it again. I’ve stumbled on to a book with a premise that really intrigues me and then leaves me floundering with more questions…
I’ve done it again. I’ve stumbled on to a book with a premise that really intrigues me and then leaves me floundering with more questions…
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