Friday, 23 November 2012

Somerset Announces Local Prize

With the South West Reading Passport drawing to a close, the library services have been awarding their winning participants with a prize of book tokens. Here's an image of the winner in Somerset:

Those of you who enjoyed taking part this year will be pleased to know that there will be a similar challenge running next year. Keep up to date with details by checking this blog. 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Assorted Reviews From Poole Libraries

Richard P Evans: The Walk 
Continent; North America

"Wow! By far the best book I have ever read! What a delight to read. An inspiring travel story of a life-changing journey away from doom and gloom to hope and determination. An essential read for everyone."

From Karen

Helen Oon: Singapore
Continent: Asia

"A lovely book. Informative and colourful. Lots of fantastic pictures to see. We sat and read the book as a family – it was lovely to see where some of our relatives lived. We are now starting to plan our family trip to Singapore using all the knowledge gained!"

From Karen

Nuruddin Farah: From a crooked rib
Continent; Africa

"The cover of this book caught my eye and I was glad I chose it. The story is the struggle of one woman in pre-independent Somalia to live the life she wants and not the one chosen for her – an arranged marriage and all it entails. There is the contrast between the tribal village she leaves and the urban life she goes to but things arethe same for her as a woman and these are not ‘glossed over’. I loved the writing style but not an easy read."

From Cora

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Readers in Cornwall enjoying their reading journey.