Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pat's Picks from 2013

Today we are letting you in on a little secret. Pat, our lovely Branch Manager at City Library is a great source of book recommendations. Pat has shared her reading list for 2013, complete with star ratings. I concur with Pat's ratings for The Dunbar Case, Roll With It and The Rosie Project (my favourite of them all!). I'll have to catch up on the rest of the titles.

I've highlighted the titles you can borrow as eBooks from our eCollections. Happy Reading!

Gold Digger    Francis Fyfield ***1/2
The Dunbar case (e)    Peter Corris ****
The Killing 2    David Hewson ****1/2
After wife    Polly Williams ***1/2
Gone girl (e)    Gillian Flynn ***1/2
Bay of fires    Poppy Gee ***1/2
Dead mans land    Robert Ryan ****
Dead girl sing    Tony Cavanaugh ***
A dying fall (e)   Elly Griffiths ***1/2
Cold Red sunrise (e)    Stuart M. Kaminsky ***
Roll with it  (e)  Nick Place ****
The holiday murders (e)   Robert Gott ***1/2
Life, death and vanilla slices    Jenny Eclair ****
Elemental    Amanda Curtin ****
The Rosie project (e)    Graeme Simson ****
The golden calf    Helene Tursten **1/2
Long live the king    Fay Weldon ***1/2
The twelfth department    William Ryan ***1/2
Three graves full    Jamie Mason ***
The cuckoo's calling    Robert Galbraith ***1/2
The red road    Denise Mina ***1/2
The ways of the world    Robert Goddard ***
Standing in another mans grave    Ian Rankin ***1/2
Getting warmer    Alan Carter****
The curiosity    Stephen P Kiernan ***1/2
The ravens eye (e)   Barry Maitland ***1/2
The humans    Matt Haig ***1/2
Night film    Marisha Pessl ****
Fallout    Gary Disher ****
Mr Chen's emporium    Deborah O'Brien ***
My brilliant friend     Elena Ferrante ***1/2
Stasiland  Anna Funder ****1/2
The all-girl filling station's reunion  Fannie Flagg ****

Silent kill    Peter Corris ***1/2

 Visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.http://library.ncc.nsw.gov.au:2061/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1105052

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Joining the Shelfie Trend

A few days ago The Guardian told readers to "forget selfies, we want to see your shelfies". We thought we'd join the trend and share a "shelfie" of the reservation shelf at the Information & Research Centre.

To see other people's shelfies search #shelfie in twitter or take a look at the Guardian. Happy reading!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Zinio Magazines now at Newcastle Region Library

Library members can now browse, read and download our collection of digital magazines - anywhere, anytime, with no limits.This means, no holds waiting list, no due date, no limit on the number of issues checked out and you get to keep the e-Magazine for as long as you wish.

Members can choose from over 160 titles including Gardening Australia, Rolling Stone, Peppermint, Total Film, Inked, Yen, Esquire, GQ Style, FineScale Modeler, Homespun and Manspace Magazine.

See the Zinio help page which has FAQs, a user guide, an email for Zinio technical support and a link to a step-by-step tutorial video. 

A copy of the ‘Zinio user guide’ is available under the e-Magazines section of our Help Sheets page.

Zinio will only work to its full capacity or possibly at all on Internet Explorer 9 or higher, and it is advisable –whatever browser you are using- to use the latest version.

For assistance call the library staff on 02 4974 5340.

Monday, December 02, 2013

December/January Good Reading Magazine

The December/January issue of gr is live! Read the chat with historical author Deborah Challinor about convict girls and her new novel, Girl of Shadows. gr also talks to illustrator Robert Ingpen about Looking for Clancy, his new book that explores the myth of Banjo Paterson's 'Clancy of the Overflow'.

Get to know more about trouble-making authors who spent time in jail, debate the pros and cons of e-books, find out about famous phrases that originated from verse, exercise your mind with medieval puzzles and read about words that the English language didn't know it lacked in After Liff

For help with library eResources contact staff on 4974 5340.