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Good Reading Magazine – October

October 22, 2020

RUCRL subscribes to Good Reading magazine, giving library members free access to book reviews, news, interviews, podcasts, and competitions. The October issue is available now.

Book review by Gary Ellem – The Catch

October 22, 2020

TM Logan is the author of: Lies 29 seconds The catch The holiday If you are a fan of thrillers written by authors such as Harlan Coben, Steven Cavanagh and Simon Kernick then I highly recommend TM Logan. I have just finished reading “The Catch”...

Book Review by Ngarie Macqueen – Lori Foster

October 22, 2020

Review of Romance/ Romantic Suspense author, Lori Foster I’m not ashamed to say I enjoy romance novels; whether they be historical or contemporary, involving humans or fantastical creatures, or whether they’re quite tame or quite descriptive with the content. What I really enjoy is writers...

Book review by C.E. James – No One

October 22, 2020

No One by John Hughes A dreamlike entry into the world of “The Other”. The refugee and an indigenous city dweller – a view into the hidden life both physical and of the mind – difficult issues of victims and guilt and the “festering” relationship...

What’s new for kids in October?

October 2, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in October! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.

What’s new at the library in October?

October 2, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in October. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

DVD review by Cheryl Thompson – Kedi

September 30, 2020

'Kedi.'  Documentary (subtitled) available to borrow on DVD or stream on Beamafilm. 'Kedi' (Turkish for 'cat') is a delightful documentary film that follows the lives of seven different street cats in Istanbul, and interviews some of the people who know and interact with them. Street...

Book review by Taryn Kelly – 470

September 30, 2020

470 by Linda Woodrow. 470 is the first cli-fi (climate fiction) novel that I have read. As such, I wasn’t sure what to expect – I thought it might be apocalyptic or dystopian. I decided to read 470 because the author, Linda Woodrow, was coming...

Book Launch @ Kyogle Library and online

September 16, 2020

Kyogle library is proud to host the book launch of well-known local author Linda Woodrow. Linda will be speaking about her new Cli-Fi (climate fiction) novel, 470. Her talk will be streamed live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/rucrlibrary At the conclusion of Linda's talk she will...

Good Reading Magazine – September

September 9, 2020

RUCRL subscribes to Good Reading magazine, giving library members free access to book reviews, news, interviews, podcasts, and competitions. The September issue is available now.

What’s new for kids in September?

September 9, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in September! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.

What’s new at the library in September?

September 9, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in September. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

Book review by Gary Ellem – The Night Whistler

August 31, 2020

The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland This a debut crime/thriller novel by an Australian author. In 1967 bigoted, small-town NSW, a disgraced detective and a twelve-year-old crime buff forge an alliance against the mysterious animal killer and psychopath terrorizing the boy’s family. Former Detective Mick...

Book review by C.E. James – Waiting

August 26, 2020

Waiting by Philip Salom This is an affectionate and heartfelt portrayal of characters who are considered misfits in our society, without romanticising poverty. There are two main characters living in reduced circumstances, but this world has its own rules and code of conduct within which...

DVD review by Corinne Hughes – Manhunt

August 26, 2020

Manhunt. A compelling performance by excellent British actor Martin Clunes as he portrays true life detective DCI Colin Sutton in his 2004-2006 search for the killer of a young, blonde French girl in the Surrey area of Britain. There is no witness, spoiled and lost...

What’s new for kids in August?

August 7, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in August! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.

What’s new at the library in August?

August 7, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in August. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

Good Reading Magazine – August

August 3, 2020

RUCRL subscribes to Good Reading magazine, giving library members free access to book reviews, news, interviews, podcasts, and competitions. The August issue is available now.

Book review by Sylvia Cooling – My Smoko Break

July 28, 2020

My Smoko Break by Hayley Maudsley Hayley Maudsley is a rural mum, living and working on an isolated Queensland wheat property with her husband and three kids. After coming across her recipe for Butterscotch Brownies in the Rural Weekly I was delighted to find her...

DVD review by Corinne Hughes – The Meg

July 28, 2020

The Meg. I love movies about underwater adventures and ginormous sharks/sea creatures and The Meg combines both.  Starring my fave action actor Jason Statham.  Statham usually plays anti-hero roles but convincingly portrays heroic  role  of deep sea dive rescuer, Jonas Taylor.  The cast is a...

Book review by Sylvia Cooling – Matters of the Heart

July 28, 2020

Matters of the heart by Fiona Palmer is set in rural Western Australia. It is here we meet the fiercely strong and independent Lizzy Bennet who is determined to save the struggling family farm. Working on the land  is all Lizzy has ever wanted to...

Good Reading Magazine – July

July 1, 2020

RUCRL subscribes to Good Reading magazine, giving library members free access to book reviews, news, interviews, podcasts, and competitions. The July issue is available now.

What’s new for kids in July?

July 1, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in July! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.

What’s new at the library in July?

July 1, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in July. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

Book Review by Ngarie Macqueen – The Body

June 30, 2020

The Body : a Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson. The Body contains a concise explanation of both the historical and current knowledge of the human body with each chapter focusing on a particular organ, body system, physiological process or disease. The Body by Bill...

Book review by Corinne Hughes – Kill Order

June 30, 2020

Kill Order by Jack McSporran If you like Ian Fleming’s 007 and James Phelan’s Lachlan Fox then you’ll love Jack McSporran’s Maggie Black.  Maggie’s a homeless, British street-kid made good.   With a big personality and an identity for all occasions, Maggie’s commando trained, highly intelligent,...

Book review by Cheryl Thompson – Lost but Found

June 30, 2020

Lost but Found : Rescue Dogs and Their Stories of Adoption by Peter Sharp   This delightful book was created by award winning photographer Peter Sharp in conjunction with the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. Peter specializes in studio pet photography, and is a dedicated...

Good Reading Magazine – June

June 5, 2020

RUCRL subscribes to Good Reading magazine, giving library members free access to book reviews, news, interviews, podcasts, and competitions. The June issue is available now.

Book Review by Linda Clark – The XX Brain

June 5, 2020

The XX Brain by Dr Lisa Mosconi A must read for all women; it is not until you read this book you realise how differently geared the female and male brains are. This book focuses on preventive measures and ways to maintain  your brain health...

Book Review by Laura Ramstadius – Chain of Gold

June 5, 2020

Chain of Gold is the first book in Cassandra Clare’s new trilogy “The Last Hours” which takes part in her universe “The Shadowhunters Chronicles.” Chain of Gold is a historical fantasy book set in the 1900s and follows Cordelia Carstairs after her father has been...

What’s new for kids in June?

June 5, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in June! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.

What’s new at the library in June?

June 5, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in June. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

Brand new online collection!

May 19, 2020

Now available from our extensive eLibrary is the brand new INDYREADS collection! INDYREADS provides access to independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. With 9000 titles to browse, you'll never be without something read again. Use...

What’s new for kids in May?

May 4, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in May! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.  

What’s new at the library in May?

May 4, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in May. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

Book Review by Sue Bland – Silver Clouds

April 22, 2020

Silver Clouds by Fleur McDonald Silver Clouds is an enthralling rural saga about a young woman who must come to terms with past mistakes and a major tragedy in order to find peace, happiness and love. When marketing executive Tessa Mathison leaves London to attend...

Book review by Cheryl Thompson – Your Own Kind of Girl

April 7, 2020

Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch. Clare Bowditch is an Australian musician, song writer, actor, educator, and former ABC broadcaster. In this brutally honest, but entertaining and inspiring biography, Clare lays bare her heart and soul to recount and to confront her struggles...

What’s new for kids in April?

April 7, 2020

Click here to see all the new stuff for kids at the library in April! You can reserve these now on our library app, the member services page or at your nearest branch.

What’s new at the library in April?

April 7, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in April. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our library app, our online member services...

Book review by Taryn Kelly – The Rosie Trilogy

February 26, 2020

The Rosie Trilogy by Graeme Simsion The Rosie Trilogy is the story of Don Tillman, a middle-aged university professor who has never quite got the hang of 'fitting in'. In the opening novel The Rosie Project, Don devises a questionnaire to assist him to find...

What’s new at the library in February?

February 10, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in February. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our online member services or by contacting...

Book review by Sylvia Cooling – A Tree in the House

February 10, 2020

A Tree in the House by Annabelle Hickson Annabelle Hickson is a writer/photographer/former-city-slicker who grew up in Sydney and actually worked as a journalist at The Australian. She spent a year at The Australian’s Brisbane bureau and was well and truly fired up about a long career...

2020 RUCRL Reading Challenge

January 10, 2020

Each year we hold a challenge for library members who would like to try reading something different. Everyone who participates (whether you complete the reading list or not) will be entered into a prize draw in December. Reading Challenge lists are available at your local...

What’s new at the library in January?

January 7, 2020

Click here to download our list of new titles for adults that have been added to the library ready for you to borrow in January. If you'd like to reserve any of them, you can do so through our online member services or by contacting...

Book review by Cheryl Thompson – The Angels Under The Earth

January 3, 2020

Full disclosure! Lachlan Seipel, the author of “The Angels Under The Earth” is my great-nephew, so this review could possibly be slightly biased! However, by anyone’s standard, Lachlan is a remarkable young man. Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) at just age...

Book review by Sylvia Cooling – The Gown

November 26, 2019

When this title by Jennifer Robson was reviewed by a member of our Book Club I knew I had to read it. You don’t have to be a fan of the royal family to enjoy this historical novel about Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown and the...

Book review by Ngarie Macqueen – The Thinking Woman

September 18, 2019

Anne Summers states in the foreword that this piece of work "aims to 'connect philosophical thinking and everyday life' ", and I wholeheartedly agree. van Loon's writing explores: love, play, work, fear, wonder and friendship, and she achieves this by intertwining deeply personal experiences with...

Book review by Gary Ellem – The Kennedy Detail

September 11, 2019

I have been listening to quite a few audio books while travelling from Evans Head to Casino each work day. I have listened to eAudiobooks on BorrowBox as well as the Library’s audiobook collection on CD and MP3. I recently listened to a very interesting...

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