02 July, 2011

Library Loot

Library Loot is co-hosted by Claire at The Captive Reader and Marg at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader.  This week it's hosted by Marg at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader. ,  so pop over and see who else is participating.
Well compared to last week, a small loot this week! Only four books.

This was a recommendation from a client at work, and with a subtitle like that, how could I resist!

From the blurb: When Miles Franklin-shortlisted novelist Brenda Walker became sick, she turned to two healers: doctors and books. This is the story of how she recovered.

One of the last two books from the 2010 CBC Older Readers Shortlist
that I need to read.

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark - Glenda Millard

The other book from the 2010 CBC Older Readers Shortlist
that I need to read.

The Happiest Refugee - Anh Do

Anh Do is a very funny Australian comedian who along with his family, arrived in Australia in the late 70's via boat.

At the moment (in fact for several years) there has been fierce debate in Australia around boat people. At the moment, they are detained in detention centres for up to and past 12 months. These are people fleeing persecution and danger. Last week, SBS TV showed a brilliant three part "reality" show, where they took 6 ordinary Australians with a variety of views on refugees coming to our country and took them on a reverse journey. It has sparked huge amounts of debate - which can only be a good thing. The series was called Go Back to Where You Came From and is well worth a look if you can get hold of it.

Hamlet - William Shakespeare; illustrated by Nicki Greenberg

The whole of Hamlet in graphic novel form! Brilliant!

Library loot since I last posted: 5                         Year to date  Fiction - 48
                                                                                                     Non Fiction - 21
                                                                                                     Non Book - 30
                                                                                                     Total - 99