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16 06, 2018

Book Of The Week: Red Clocks

2018-06-16T12:35:07+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Red Clocks by Leni Zumas is a fascinating and a terrific read.  The lives and times of 5 women intermingle throughout and beautifully described landscapes evoke their different contexts. The common thread is a questing effort to establish meaning in their lives - as women.  At times chillingly prescient (the [...]

9 06, 2018

BOTW: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

2018-06-09T11:58:23+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Things you Can See Only When you Slow Down by Haemin Sunim Described as "essential truths, beautifully expressed", this Sunday Times Bestseller is a manual to peace and relaxation by a Buddhist monk. Sunim's wisdom encompasses advice on love, friendships, self-care and how to engage with the busy world around us. These teachings are [...]

26 05, 2018

Book Of The Week: Children of Blood and Bone

2018-05-26T12:17:48+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Recommended for ages 12+ Zelie is learning to fight to protect her village from the evil king. Her people, the Maji, used to have magic to protect themselves; to protect the balance of power in the Kingdom, but no longer. Not since magic, and the gods that [...]

5 05, 2018

Book Of The Week: How I Live Now

2018-05-05T12:44:58+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

How I Live Now by Reg Rosoff   This Guardian Fiction Prizewinner book centers around fifteen-year-old Daisy, sent to live with estranged cousins in the countryside for the summer. Finding love and herself, Daisy's life is thrown into turmoil when the country is hit by the effects of war that leave even the furthest reaches [...]

28 04, 2018

Book of The Week: Self-Care for The Real World

2018-04-28T11:27:42+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Self-Care for The Real World by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips   Containing delicious recipes, physical exercises, and important lessons, Self-Care for The Real World is a beautiful guide to looking after oneself in the context of modern life and all its accompanying pressures. Teaching us little by little techniques to calm, collect, and [...]

6 04, 2018

Book of The Week: Phoebe And Her Unicorn

2018-04-06T17:08:51+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Fairytale as old as time... or is it? When Phoebe bumps into Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, a real-life unicorn, an unorthodox and hilarious friendship is born. Marigold is not the gentle, endearing creature you might imagine, but self-absorbed and occasionally air-headed, much to Phoebe's chagrin as she must juggle the trials of childhood with the extra [...]

31 03, 2018

Book of The Week: The God of Small Things

2018-03-31T11:58:56+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy As Roy's first work of fiction, this story is strikingly beautiful and masterfully told. Set in India and following the childhood memories of a pair of twins, Rahel and Estha, while the world around them moves to unrest and their personal lives develop. The book is profoundly [...]

24 03, 2018

Book of The Week: Skulduggery Pleasant

2018-03-24T12:55:34+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy It's not often that you find out that a newly deceased relative was caught up in magical dealings, but Stephanie Edgeley takes it pretty well. When she crosses paths with Skulduggery Pleasant, the re-animated skeleton of a long-dead sorcerer, now working as a detective for the magical community, her own [...]

17 03, 2018

Book of The Week: The Idiot Brain

2018-03-17T11:14:50+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett Ever walked into a room and immediately forgotten why you were headed in there at all? Wondered why our own bodies inflict motion sickness or unnerving nightmares on us? The answers are in this book - and they're a little ridiculous. Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist who shares his [...]