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Mood Boosting Books

Reading Well’s #moodboosting booklist is available now for 2016  Get the books, promote the list, talk with people about mental health and the value of reading.

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

rainbow connections 2

Have you had projects that you never got to complete? A to-do list with blank spaces where there should be ticks? A to-be-read pile that, like The Magic Pudding, just … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rainbow connection

Auckland Libraries have made it very easy for the rest of us now to promote those books, magazines and films in our collections that feature LGBTIQ characters, and are by … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Readers services notes 5: Five Star Reviews

Is anyone else leading review writing workshops in public libraries? I’m styling mine like I imagine Laneway Learning does; informal, enjoyable, and with a practical outcome. Do your bookclub members … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Read for depression and mental health

Earlier in the year Tegan Usher, a Masters of Philosophy candidate at Melbourne University, conducted a survey for her research : A novel prescription: Which books should General Practitioner’s prescribe to patients … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Reading Hour downloads

  Good news for libraries getting ready to promote reading events over the coming six weeks… The Reading Hour has downloadable posters, logos and web banners available for use here. … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment


I discovered a term last week that pretty accurately describes an anti-readersadvisory behaviour I have occasionally seen, and been told of. When staff chuckle over the inferiority of graphic novels … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

review’d (by publication)

Townsville Eye Nothing Holds Back the Night by Delphine De Vigan, 2013 read more Artgaze Magazine Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones, 2012, at ArtGaze Magazine Tarcutta … Continue reading

February 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

review’d (by title)

A After by Sue Lawson – CMIS Resource Bank and CMIS Fiction Focus August by Bernard Beckett – CMIS Fiction Focus Australia Dances by A Brissenden and K Glennon – M/C Reviews B Banksy: … Continue reading

February 25, 2011 · Leave a comment