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Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Releases

The closer it gets to Christmas, the better the books that are coming out. All the major authors have a book coming out this year. What are you looking forward to reading?
We will see the final Bryce Courtenay - Jack of Diamonds due in Novemeber. Hot off the press is Monica McInerney's - House of Memories ( which I really want to read! ) Joesph Anton's - Salman Rushdie, Ken Follett's - Winter of the World, Ian McEwan -Sweet Tooth, Terry Pratchett's - The Dodger. These are just some of the titles that we have instore.

Not only are there fantastic fiction titles but we also have some great biographies on the shelf too. Do you want to read about Black Caviar? Donald Bradman's War? The Man Who Invented Vegemite (such a godlike substance yum)

The kiddies aren't excluded, keep them entertained with the new Captain Underpants book - Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, Artemis Fowl #8 The Last Guardian, The Silver Brumby is making a comeback and lastly Robert Muchamore's Guardian Angel.

All these great titles make for brilliant reading!

Now what do you want to read?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Janeen Brian Author Event

We will be hosting Janeen Brian for a signing on Friday 28th September at 11 am. Janeen is the author of over 80 children's books. Her latest one is 'Eddie Pipper' 

Eddie Pipper loves his penguin. He is not a real penguin. He is not allowed one of those.

Eddie has to make do with his special paper-maiche penguin. But what do the other kids

think of his penguin when he brings him to school for show and tell?

Come and meet Janeen and have a chat with her about your childs favourite books!

 Janeen Brian Facebook Signup

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Three fantasy books that I love - Tarran Jones

Here are a few of my favourite books:

Fionavar Tapestry #1 The Summer Tree – Guy Gavriel Kay
This book deepened my love for world myths. Not only does it have the Arthurian Traditions in it, the author combines Nordic and Gaelic myths as well. A well written series, that makes me remember scenes from it even though it has been years since I’ve read it.

 The Summer Tree is the first novel of Guy Gavriel Kay’s critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. Five university students embark on a journey of self-discovery when they enter a realm of wizards and warriors, gods and mythical creatures--and good and evil…
It all began with a lecture that introduced five university students to a man who would change their lives, a wizard who would take them from Earth to the heart of the first of all worlds--Fionavar. And take them Loren Silvercloak did, for his need--the need of Fionavar and all the worlds--was great indeed.
And in a marvelous land of men and dwarves, of wizards and gods, five young people discovered who they were truly meant to be. For they are a long-awaited part of the pattern known as the Fionavar Tapestry, and only if they accepted their destiny would the armies of the Light stand any chance of surviving the wrath the Unraveller and his minions of darkness intend to unleash upon the world…

Tide Lords #1 The Immortal Prince – Jennifer Fallon
I really enjoyed Jennifer Fallon’s writing style in this one. The story flowed and I loved the characters. The premise of the Tide Star is a fantastic one and works well. This is a series you should read if you love High Fantasy.
When a routine hanging goes wrong and a murderer somehow survives the noose, the man announces he is an immortal. And not just any immortal, but Cayal, the Immortal Prince, hero of legend, thought to be only a fictional character. To most he is a figure out of the Tide Lord Tarot, the only record left on Amyrantha of the mythical beings whom fable tells created the race of half-human, half-animal Crasii, a race of slaves.
Arkady Desean is an expert on the legends of the Tide Lords so at the request of the King's Spymaster, she is sent to interrogate this would-be immortal, hoping to prove he is a spy, or at the very least, a madman. Though she is set the task of proving Cayal a liar, Arkady finds herself believing him, against her own good sense. And as she begins to truly believe in the Tide Lords, her own web of lies begins to unravel...
Lioness Quartet #1 Alanna: The First Adventure – Tamora Pierce
I believe that I have re read this series around 20 times. I read it at least once a year I love it so much. A fantastic world the author has drawn for us to explore. Very believable characters and plots. This book has stayed with me for years and my copy of it is pretty worn. Highly recommended!
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."
And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.
But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies.
Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins -- one that will leard to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Author Event!


Friday November 30th at 1pm - Collins Booksellers Edwardstown, Castle Plaza Shopping Centre

Dr Karl Facebook Sign Up

Australia’s favourite scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is set to appear in-store at Collins Booksellers Edwardstown, Castle Plaza Shopping Centre on Friday November 30th at 1pm. Dr Karl will be signing copies of his new book ’50 Shades of Grey Matter’ as well as answering questions such as: Why does walking into a room make you forget? Why does giving up smoking make you fatter and how can milk build muscle?

A brilliant Christmas gift idea, who wouldn't love a signed copy of '50 Shades of Grey Matter'
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