Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Graphic Novels @ your library

Here is a small selection of what's new this month with a snappy single sentence sum up!


Darth Vader and son by Jeffrey Brown
Ever wondered how things would've turned out had Darth raised Luke on the Death Star? A hilarious glimpse into growing up Sith....

Sailor Moon: Pretty Guardian vol. 1-4 by Naoko Takechi
Get your vintage manga fix, I mean, who doesn't love a sailor scout?

The Walking Dead Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman
Zombies, post-apocalyptic America, killing, relationships and so much more of everything you love about Rick Grimes and all those troublesome corpses!

Chi's sweet home vol. 1 by Kanata Konami
Kittens, sadness, happiness, cuteness, can the Yamada family keep adorable little lost Chi in an apartment that is strictly "NO PETS ALLOWED"?

The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
The Joker's murky origins are revealed, can one bad day make you go insane and are we all just one step away from madness?

Pandora Hearts vol. 1 by Jun Mochizuki
Coming of age, an inescapable prison called the Abyss, a girl named Alice who is not what she seems, a fantasy you may fall into, never to return...

Locke and Key 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
This dark fantasy series continues as we find out more about how the Locke family and the keys fit together.

Brightest day 3 by Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis and Ardian Syaf
Heroes, villians, secrets, twists, turns, revelations, it's the final instalment, you know the drill.

Vampire Knight vol. 14 and 15 by Matsuri Hino
Vampire shojo manga at its best, romance, secrets, Cross Academy is more than your average elite boarding school, the saga continues.

Bakuman vol. 7-14 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
What does it take to become successful in the manga-publishing world AND win the girl of your dreams?
Follow the adventures of two young guys trying to live the dream in this Shonen smash hit.

These titles and more can be found on our online catalogue and are available for request now!

HINT: If you are having trouble finding graphic novels on the catalogue, do a 'Power Search' and select 'Graphic Novels' in 'Item Category1'. This will give you a list of all graphic novels in Newcastle Region Library's collection. You can also limit in a Power Search by the year published, author, series, library etc.

Can't find anything you like?
Let us know what YOU want to see in your library's graphic novel collection,
complete an online Purchase Suggestion form here

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Phryne Fisher's electronic adventure!

Stuck on the train with nothing to read?
Forgot to borrow the latest Miss Fisher from the library today?

Your doctor is running over an hour late for your appointment
and you've left your Phryne Fisher book in the car?!?!
(which is parked 20 mins away!!!)

Our eBook library is here!

Newcastle Region Library have all the Phryne Fisher mysteries available as eBooks and ready to download through EBL (Ebook Library). To log in and start downloading click here

So have your iPad, eReader, tablet, phablet, smart phone, PC, pearl handled pistol and PIN at the ready to read, download and enjoy Miss Fisher mysteries wherever you go!

Here is my review of the latest Phryne Fisher:

Title: Unnatural Habits
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Publication Date: 2012
Category: Mystery

What's it all about? Three young and very pregnant girls go missing from a lying-in home in Melbourne. A pushy and highly ambitious reporter decides to search for answers in all the most dangerous places, only to get abducted herself within 24 hours. Everyone, including Jack Robinson, is decidedly nervous and so Miss Fisher with the aid of her helpful household brood is on the case.

I confess that I am still reading this book so I cannot provide a full analysis, but I can say that I am reading this with deliberately slow relish, like sipping a divine cocktail concoction from Mr Butler, I simply don't want it to end.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

To find out more about Newcastle Region Library's eBook collections click here

If you need any help with our eBook Collection call the library staff on 02 4974 5340 or Ask a Librarian

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Popular eBooks at Newcastle Region Library

It's great to see so many of our members using our EBL eBook Collection. I thought I'd share the top 15 titles being downloaded or read online:

The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
All My Enemies by Barry Maitland
Chelsea Mansions by Barry Maitland
The Drop (Harry Bosch Mystery 15) by Michael Connelly
Between the Lines by Jodi Piccoult and Samantha van Leer
Bad Debts (Jack Irish Book 1) by Peter Temple
The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari
Blood and Circuses (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 6) by Kerry Greenwood
House Rules by Jodi Piccoult
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Red by Libby Gleeson
Hatched (The Grimstones 1) by Asphyxia
Sticks, Stones: Allen & Unwin Shorts by Christos Tsiolkas
Friends Like These by Wendy Harmer

It seems children, teens and adults alike are enjoying our eBook collection, particularly the mystery and crime lovers.

Library members can use the search box below to get to EBL:

Or click here to find our eBook links.

If you need any help with our eBook Collection call the library staff on 02 4974 5340.