I’m Not Dying With You Tonight: Big Library Read 4-18 November

Christchurch City Libraries patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones’ powerful debut Young Adult novel, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an eBook…
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“I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s helmet”: Interview with Gareth Ward

"I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s helmet": Interview with Gareth Ward
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Kate’s top 2019 Pride picks

Welcome to Pride 2019! Christchurch City Libraries is hosting different Pride events at Tūranga this year  – check out Zines, Book Speed Dating, and a panel discussion with QTopia, or bring the whānau along for rainbow stories. In celebration of the season, I’d like to share my top picks for rainbow books for kids and…
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Parents, romance, and friendship drama: New contemporary teen fiction

Three romance-driven YA novels from different (American) perspectives, all recently published: American Panda Germaphobe Mei is a liar -- lying about dropping dance, lying about being in contact with her disowned brother, and lying about dating someone who is Japanese. But most of all she's lying about intending to become a doctor. As her secrets…
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The Five Book Challenge

There are many great book challenges out there such as the A-Z book challenge (where you read books by authors with surnames beginning with A right through to Z) or the 52 book for 52 weeks of the year challenge but sadly, my year, and my bookshelf, were too short to attempt either of these. Instead, I…
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