A novella idea…

Well the new year is underway and it's another year of excellent reading ahead! But if you're struggling to get back into the rhythm of reading, or if the idea of a thick tome after weeks of recreation has you daunted, then I've got an idea for you; why not try a novella or two!? A…
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Bibliobishi’s Optimistic Reading and Viewing for January and Beyond

Working as I do at Christchurch City Libraries, I hear of (and read) so many great books, and watch so many excellent movies and tv, that my For Later Shelf remains stationary, no that's not quite true, it continues to grow. Shrinkage would mean less getting distracted by the ideal cover bringing such promise of a great read…
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There’s mutiny afoot…

"History is written by the winners" This quote is attributed to either Churchill or perhaps Hermann Göring (the jury is still out!) and it's pretty accurate - if yours is the only side of the story people hear, then its probably going to be the one that everybody believes. But the not-so-recent rise of fictional accounts…
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The Rankin File – Ian Rankin at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season

Ian Rankin is coming to town as part of WORD Christchurch, and I've got myself a ticket to go and see/hear him speak! Now it's confession time ... I've never read an Ian Rankin novel. In my years working in public libraries, Rankin's books have been ever-present and always on the move. Their uniform cover design makes…
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Best Reads 2016

What books have you loved this year? The following lists bring together the cream of the crop of 2016’s books – from the picks of our staff and customers, to the lists published by magazines, newspapers and booksellers. Have your say! Best books for kids and teens Holiday reading Librarians select the best books of…
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