Friday, June 24, 2011

Let's all read about Rachael!

The Book of Rachael wins!! So get cracking booklovers - you have until the 19th of August to read and comment on this read. Happy reading!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Winter warmers!

Here are some fantastic reads that should keep us all entertained while we snuggle up on our couches with hot choccies this winter!

In honour of the old Borders Bookclub, I couldn’t help but select
Caleb’s Crossing – by Geraldine Brooks. Those members of the ‘old’ bookclub all fell in love with Brooks when we read Year of Wonders. Let’s see if she still has that ‘magic’!

Next is a personal selection (already have this book on my list of ‘must reads’)
The Book of Rachael by Leslie Cannold

And well, I have actually read this next one and wrote a review on it for Allen and Unwin. Would love it if others read and discussed it with me, loads to talk about!
The Raising by Laura Kasischke

And lastly...why is everyone talking about this little gem?
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It has been out for a while, a movie has been made, and it does sit on my shelf at home, but I have never actually read it. Probably should, just to see if the ‘fuss’ it warranted!

So select away, you have until Friday 24th June!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Where it all began...

It is very upsetting to know that the Borders stores are now all coming to an end. Not only did I happily work there for over 3 years and can honestly say that working there was the highlight of my bookselling career - but it was on the third level of Borders Brisbane that I began my first bookclub! And yes, just as the world of bookselling is changing due to the internet/digital age etc. so too has my bookclub.

So before it closes, I will head to the Borders store at Chermside and pick some fabulous reads for us to choose from.

So stay tunned for our next selection.