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I love fiction and young adult fiction that delve deep into flawed characters and have a no-so-happy ending (more thought provoking!) However being a true romantic at heart, I also enjoy a good soppy love story on occasion and am the type of person who enjoys reading a good book over & over again. 

As the DVD Selector for the library, I am always on the lookout for the next big...Read more

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I belong to the BBC with 6 wonderful women. We...

get hooked on a new (or old!) TV series...

Set aside a lot of time (and patience) to get...

I love to read and my taste could be described as eclectic. My favorite genres are young adult, historical romance, mystery, horror and biography. I love an intriguing story, well developed characters and quality writing. Once I discover an author or topic I enjoy, I tend to then read everything about that topic or by that author until I move onto my next interest. I love giving advice to...Read more

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Discover fascinating people or rediscover people you think you know...

Step into the excitement, drama and romance of days gone...

It’s not just for teens anymore  - you're never too...

For me, there is nothing more brilliant than just having quiet time with a good book to read. I read for entertainment and for the enjoyment of learning something new. I love reading a variety of books and I am open to new ideas.

I enjoy well written mysteries and legal thrillers, realistic fiction, family saga, spy and espionage stories, and true crime narratives, but the books that...Read more

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Another time and place....

Discover amazing historical fiction at your library 

My collection of recommended reading stems from my studies in Australian theatre, film, literature, visual & community art. I regularly attend author talks and writers festivals and endeavour to keep up with popular current literature. My reading spans from the North Pole of Picture Books to Junior Fiction, Young Adult fiction and to the South Pole of Adult Fiction, Biographies and

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Lie back and  listen to eAudiobooks and be ready for...

Books that speak about courage, bravery, humour and dealing with...

Who doesn’t love reading? I loooove reading, however, it’s the when of reading I need to plan for. I work full time at Dee Why which keeps out of mischief or gets me into more mischief depending on how you look at things! So I treasure my down time of any evening when I’ve gotten my three daughters to bed and I can escape to somewhere else... even better with a glass of red...Read more

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Sometimes all is not what it seems. I am intrigued...

I enjoy reading history, biographies, historical fiction and classic books. I love social history which explores the lives of everyday people in ordinary and extraordinary situations. For me history is not just about kings and politicians. The masses make up history and history is a living crazy mess. I adore old maps, antiques and vintage clothing. My ideal Saturday would be rummaging through...Read more

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Books worth reading, even after you finish school

Tales for the armchair time traveller

Stories to make you thankful you live in the era...

I was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and emigrated about 20 years ago to the Northern Beaches.

Some of my earliest memories are of visits to the local Library with my Nan. She was an avid reader of historical romances – at that time I preferred animals and Enid Blyton mysteries. The Library was very quiet, by virtue of the severe, bespectacled Librarian, and it always...Read more

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Happy, sad, serious, funny and thought provoking, these titles transport...

A mixture of cookery and culture - maybe inspiration for...

I sometimes wonder about how crime authors find inspiration for...

My book habits are varied and hard to describe, but let me try: I like well-written characters, travel, melancholy bitter-sweet romances, dystopian stories and all things Japanese. My go-to reading choices are YA fiction, cookbooks and interior design books. I'm drawn to coming-of-age stories and stories of survival but I can also get lost in visually amazing books -books about fashion,...Read more

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Everyone needs a little inspiration sometimes. This list includes visually...

When I have the time, I love to get lost...

Like most people, I have enjoyed reading from a young age. I love to read books from a wide variety of subjects, from fantasy to true crime.
I love getting hooked on a series! My obsessions are great YA series such as The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater and The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins.

I adore bingeing on a really great TV series such as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad....Read more

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These DVDs captivated my attention, and i guarantee they will...

Please rain this weekend so I can stay home and...

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I am an avid reader of Adult Non-Fiction. I love to read new research and theories in the areas of psychology and human behaviour. At present, stacked on my bedside table are books on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and interior design. Books that enlighten on the development of creativity and focus on the creative works/mediums of newly emerging artisans is the material that I gain much...Read more

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Spiritual practice is the art of shifting perspectives. Be open...

Creativity is putting your imagination to work. Be inspired and...

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Did you ever read fairytales as a child?  I devoured the work of the Brothers Grimm and, looking back, realise a good deal of it was not really suitable for children.  Heroes embarked on impossible magical quests, there was swift, terrible justice and fates worse than death.  Not suitable at all.

A love for the quest, where the fallible hero prevails against the...Read more

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These are stories about the intriguing, sad and sometimes shocking...

These titles let you walk in the shoes of unlikely...

I’ve always considered myself more of a non-fiction reader as I genuinely enjoy doing research in visual arts, but I have encountered various works of fiction I would enjoy enough to consider my them my favourites. Science fiction is a genre I’ve enjoyed through the years and looking over my favourites I find I prefer hard science fiction and works that are of a satirical nature. Humour also...Read more

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Sharing picture books with children is great fun and a...

While compiling lists of my favourite titles there were an...

I really enjoy science fiction. I enjoy the escapism of...

My reading tastes are varied. Being surrounded by beautiful and interesting looking books all day I’m often tempted to start a lot of books, but many of them I never finish!  The ones I do finish I feel a lasting connection with.

I’m mostly drawn to contemporary fiction that is serious and deeply felt. I enjoy descriptive writing and clever use of language.

I read non-fiction...Read more

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When I’m not in the mood for an epic commitment,...

Alongside libraries, museums and art galleries are some of my...

I’m enjoying this eclectic selection of books that are on...