During Library Week, Wellington City Libraries is running a special competition involving Wellingtonians, short reviews, the micro-blogging website Twitter and a $50 voucher from the Green Man Restaurant and Bar to be won.
"Romance the library" - tell us about your favourite book, CD, or DVD. Write a short review of 25 words or less, or you can be a little more adventurous and try and write it in just 129 characters (helpful character counter provided). Submit your review online and Wellington City Libraries will publish it via this blog & our Twitter account. Enter as many times as you like. The winning entry will be judged by library staff.
Wondering exactly what Twitter is? Watch the video in the sidebar of this page to find out more.
Fred the “green” hair mermaid is a very direct and funny character keeping well the secret of her fishy behind from creepy scientists. Catalogue link
Despite all odds the strength of their love holds the protagonists together. Physically, and culturally, they are polar opposites but manage to maintain an equality between them. Catalogue link
Really great to get you motivated for the important things; good to open at random. Catalogue link
#wclreview This master storyteller set this book in an age where propriety rules, while the main event is more heinous than can be believed. Catalogue link
#wclreview This novel by Kate Grenville paints an extraordinary picture of early life in New South Wales through the eyes of a convict. Catalogue link
#wclreview Great talking book! Narrator Stephen Fry is marvellous doing every voice. And the plot’s pretty good, too. A good saga ending. Catalogue link
Which B & B? There are endless choices. Budget to luxury, town or country, solo or families. I love pouring over this book. Catalogue link
Sebold recounts her rape at 18. We understand now how she could so compassionately author The Lovely Bones. Un-putdownable. Catalogue link
The character of Rain. A refreshing short novel that reflects childhood in all its glory: absurd, sacred, terrorific. Catalogue link
She’s a mermaid searching for love. But which to choose? Merman or human? A sea-sational choice I’d love to make! Catalogue link