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The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 14h ago

Fiction in 50 February 2017 Challenge

It’s Fi50 time for February already!  If you’d like to join in, simply create a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 words inspired by our monthly prompt, then link your effort to the...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1d ago

Bruce’s Reading Round-Up: Picture Books for Lovers of Libraries, Ballet, Gardeners and Girls with BIG IDEAS…

Cheerio me hearties!  I’m a little bit behind on my review schedule this week, so apologies that you had to wait two extra days for this round up of worthy picture books.  Since there’s no t...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 3d ago

Fi50 Reminder and TBR Friday!

It’s that time of the month again – Fiction in 50 kicks off on Monday!  To participate, just create  a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 words and then add your link to the comment...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 5d ago

YAhoo! It’s a #LoveOzYA Review: Frogkisser!

Frogkisser!  Who could go past a title with such an alluring and obvious exclamation mark in the title? Not us, that’s for sure. Especially when it is penned by Australian YA and fantasy pow...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 6d ago

Lockwood & Co #4: The Creeping Shadow…

We Shelf-Dwellers love Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co series. We know it. You know it. Let’s just accept it as fact and move on. If you haven’t had a crack at this series yet and you are a ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1w ago

Mondays are for Murder: The Chalk Pit…

As promised, here is my second Murderous Monday for February – and it’s a cracker of a read for those of you who enjoy serial police procedurals.  We received a copy of The Chalk Pit by Elly...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Gabbing About Graphic Novels: Zita the Spacegirl…

Well it’s only been a few days since I borrowed a stack of graphic novels from the library, but I’ve already chewed through a couple of them and it’s time to focus in on Ben Hatke’s Zita the...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Bruce’s Reading Round-Up: Picture Books for the Open Minded…

Saddle up my friends, because I have four picture books for you today that will open your mind, test your heart and generally stretch your imagination!  Let’s ride on in! A Perfect Day (Lane...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Get Well Soon: A Five Things I’ve Learned Review…

.aaaaand a Top Book of 2017 Pick! Today’s book is all about death and disease and as such, you wouldn’t necessarily think it would be all that enjoyable to read.  You would, however, be wron...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Library Larks: Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!

It’s all about the pictures with my recent library borrowings.  I went a bit graphic novel mad recently, taking advantage of Moreton Bay Libraries’ most excellent graphic novel collection an...