The Book Block Cure – podcast 19

Hello and welcome to the Falkirk Libraries podcast with Vikki and Gavin.
This episode we were discussing the issue of Book Block and coming clean about books we probably should love but didn’t.  All the books we mention are available to borrow and request from Falkirk Libraries

Vikki has been reading:
Let Go My Hand  by Edward Docx
Paper Girls Volume 4 by Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson

Gavin has been reading:
The Magos by Dan Abnett
The Russia Shift (The Fuse) by Anthony Johnston

New and forthcoming adult books:
The Skaar Invasion (Fall of Shannara) by Terry Brookes
Take Me In by Sabine Durrant
Liar Liar by Lisa Jackson
Tom Clancy’s Line of Sight by Mike Maden
Love Will Tear Us Apart by Holly Seddon

New and forthcoming children’s titles:
The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson, Illustrator David Roberts (0-5)
Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Super Sloth by Amelia Cobb, illustrator Sophy Williams (5-7)
Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson (Reissue of the 70’s series (7-9)
Agent Without Licence by Andy Lane (9-11)
Plague Land by Alec Scarrow (Remade trilogy book 1) (Teen)

DVD recommendations:
The Greatest Showman (PG)
Molly’s Game (15)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (15)

Our Reading Agony this week: ‘I’ve just moved into a house with a garden for the first time and need some advice and inspiration’.
The library has everything covered, apart from actually stocking compost and plants (though you could order them online using our free internet service).  We can help with books on designing your garden both big and small plots; deciding what you are going to plant, flowers, vegetables or both; recognising what plants are already in your garden; dealing with pests and diseases; building sheds, summer houses, decking and paving.

Staff quote of the day: “Crisp anyone?” From a colleague who has been asked by her brother to post several boxes of crisps to Australia…as apparently the Australians don’t have good snacks! They are obviously a very healthy nation!

We discussed the survey carried out recently by the Reading Agency looking at Book Block.  We confessed the books we’ve struggled to read, or never finished at all.  However there were some titles that we’ve read and enjoyed that were challenging to read but worth it. A selection of the books mentioned in our discussion included:
Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

Did you know? We stock lots of gaming guides for both adults and children.
Please check out our online catalogue for more information.

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