The End of the Year Book Quiz – Vicki

Posted on December 31, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff | Tags: |

  1. staff 033The book I’m currently reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. The last book I finished:  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – was a good read once I got into it – a bit like Twilight for adults
  3. The next book I want to read: The new Marian Keyes http://www.mariankeyes.com/Home
  4. The last book I bought: Local Heroes – An insiders Guide to the Blue Mountains (for my Dad for Christmas) http://www.megalongbooks.com.au/localheroes
  5. The last book I was given: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  6. My favourite books of 2012 : Marching Powder by Rusty Young, Buying a Piece of Paris by Ellie Nielsen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights by Jillian Schedneck, and, surprisingly, The Idea of Home by John Hughes http://www.love2read.org.au/our-story.cfm  
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The end of the year book quiz – Alison

Posted on December 28, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff | Tags: |

  1. National Year of Reading 2012What did you read this month? : The lighthouse – Alison Moore,  Watching the climbers on the mountain – Alex Miller
  2. The book I’m currently reading : Duchess of Aquitaine: a novel of Eleanor – Margaret Ball
  3. The last book I finished : Watching the climbers on the mountain – Alex Miller
  4. The next book I want to read : Like a House on Fire – Cate Kennedy
  5. The last book I bought : Burnished: Burnside Life Stories – edited by Kate Shayler
  6. The last book I was given : Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks
  7. My favourite book of 2012 : No no, I can’t nominate one. This is the short list: Foal’s bread – Gillian Mears; Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert; Mateship with Birds – Carrie Tiffany.
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The End of the Year Book Quiz – Naomi

Posted on December 28, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff | Tags: |

  1. staff 020The book I’m currently reading: The Mesmerist’s Apprentice, by L. M. Jackson. I love those nineteenth century, dark historical novels!
  2. The last book I finished:  Seven Bones: Two Wives, Two Violent Murders, a Fight for Justiceby Peter Seymore and Jason Foster.
  3. The next book I want to read: I’ve already read How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, but have heard it’s amazing to hear the audiobook, read by the author. So in holidays I want to treat myself and download the audio version.
  4. The last book I bought: The Great American Novel by Keith Malley.
  5. The last book I was given: Graphic novel From Hell, by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell. A birthday present for an amateur Ripperologist.   
  6. My favourite book of 2012 : This is hard! But I think it may be Alison Bechdel’s beautiful and heartbreaking graphic novel, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. 
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The end of the year book quiz – Heidi

Posted on December 27, 2012. Filed under: 1, Fun Stuff | Tags: |

  1. staff 054The book I’m currently reading: A Family Romance by John Lanchester. For book group we have to read a biography. This one has more interesting family secrets than most.
  2.  The last book I finished:  A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale. Currently doing the rounds at LAHQ.
  3. The next book I want to read: Stasiland by Anna Funder or The Fishing Fleets when it comes back to me. I started reading it but had to give it back because it had Holds on it.
  4. The last book I bought: Letters from Hamnavoe by George Mackay Brown
  5. The last book I was given: Stasiland by Anna Funder – only as a loan from a book group friend.
  6. My favourite book of 2012 : Looking back on LIbraryThing I gave 5 out of 5 to Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, AA Gill is Further Away : Helping with Enquiries by AA Gill, The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman, Ransom by David Malouf and Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin.
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The end of the year book quiz – Anna P-S

Posted on December 26, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff | Tags: |

  1. staff 039 The book I’m currently reading : Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  2. The last book I finished :  Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  3. The next book I want to read : Zoo time by Howard Jacobson
  4. The last book I bought : Let’s Propagate! A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia by Angus Stewart
  5. The last book I was given : a book on growing clematis- can’t remember the title…
  6. My favourite book of 2012 : 1Q84 by by Haruki Murakami
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