Thursday, October 11, 2012

Holiday Reading

I went on a holiday!
It was indeed fabulous and many, many books where consumed. I always attempt to only read for entertainment on a holiday and the following are a some of those books (super entertaining).  Vanishing Point is a great stand alone page turner from Val McDermid. I had not read her for a while and oh how comforting it is in her hands. A child disappears from his adopted mother at the airport.

Whilst in the midst of my reading frenzy I  read Broken Harbour, I love Tana French always a good story teller and this one about the perfect family, the husband and children found murdered the wife clinging to life is no exception.

The Twelve follows on where The Passage left off. Just as entertaining and unputdownable, if you have a few days to indulge yourself in this great tale of Virals and the fight to defeat them just do it. It will be in The Sun on the 16th of October only a few more sleeps. Amazing airplane read.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Nick Earls is on the way (soon)

Only 9 more sleeps! Only 9 more sleeps until the fabulous Nick Earls visits us in Yarraville,
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
Monday 23rd July6.00pm for 6.30 come and have a drink with us to celebrate "Welcome to Normal"
and very good it is too!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

So Many Books So Little Time (still)

Incredibly this Blog has been totally ignored by the Bloggers ie me, whoops, I was so busy reading loads of great books here are a few.

Billy Lynn's Long Half Time Walk, Ben Fountain – A US platoon returns from Iraq after an act of heroism this is a great anti-war book for our times, funny and tragic.

Tiger in Eden, Chris Flynn – I finally got to this great book only after being urged to do so by a Sun Bookstaffer, the story of a young man hiding in Thailand from his past and the troubles in Ireland. This is a great tale of the road to redemption loved it.

Fifty shades of Grey - EL James – Of course I just had to know why the fuss, to me it was a Mills and Boon with lots of sex and plenty of spanking, I will leave the reading at just the one, I mean how many ways can a girl get spanked?

You Deserve Nothing- Alexander Maksik – I loved this tale set in a high school for foreign students in Paris. A much loved teacher, passionate and committed falls for a gorgeous young student who is intent on seducing him. The consequences are really not great but this book is.

My Hundred Lovers -Susan Johnson  I Loved this so much I have to keep on telling everyone. It is such a well written and absorbing book. I could not put it down these short chapters of memories spoke to me, kept me awake and turning those pages.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yarraville is very Generous

(Not actual present wrapped at Sun Bookshop)
Thanks Yarraville today we donated an IPad to Yarraville Special Developmental School.  They are great educational tools for children with disabilities. We could only do this due to the generosity of our customers who donated money for Gift Wrapping at Christmas. On April 21st we will again be raising money for Yarraville Special Developmental School  with a bound proof lucky dip on our birthday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Is What you Eat from Where you Are?

The Field Guide to Victorian Produce
The Locavore Edition

This stunningly (and locally and eco-friendly) printed field guide is about being a Locavore, maybe you haven't heard of this term (spell check certainly has not!) but a Locavore is someone who tries to eat locally. So this neat little book can help you do more of that, eat things grown within walking distant (omg!) of your house or community or suburb. Maybe not walking distance but would't you prefer, for example, to have some lovely Ross Creek Garlic from your very own state of Victoria than some mysterious internationally produced garlic? I think it is worth some (food for) thought!
There are other interesting morsels scattered through the book,  an interview with Stephanie Alexander, and an article titled 'I Don't Buy Food From Strangers' which makes me feel sort of excited... Imagine only buying food from people you knew, who had grown the food, all on their own. 
The guide has 105 grower profiles, 179 producer profiles, food trails and maps for regions in Victoria and beautiful illustrations to keep you visually pleased while scouring for the best of the best in fair Victoria.


by Molly

Pop-Up Parks and Books

Okay so we are trying to not think about the sad day that our PopUp Park disappears and just enjoy it completely whilst it is still here. Look out any lunchtime and you are sure to see some Sun Bookshoppers with a sandwich in one hand and a book in the other. This week I was catching up on Lauren Olivers' Delirium, it's great teen fiction, from this U.S. writer who will be at the Younger Sun Bookshop for afternoon tea on Thursday 29th of March at 4.30pm, come on down. A few weeks ago you could have seen me absorbed in Christopher Morgans' wonderful Currawalli Street . Christopher, one of Yarravilles own, will be at the Sun Bookshop Wednesday 21st of March where Yarraville's Queen of Rock Rebecca Barnard will be launching Currawalli Street.  Hitting it with a bottle of plonk I believe. I whiled away a bit of summer reclining in a deck chair and page-turning my way through Paddy O'Rielly's funny, moving tale of a single mother in country Victoria. The Sun Bookclub is lucky enough to have Paddy come along and discuss The Fine Colour of Rust with us Wednesday 28th of March at 8pm. Crikey its all too much fun and you are all invited . Ps read The Cartographer Peter Twohig has not turned up in the hood yet but his funny, page turning tale of  the city we all know, looked at in another era is a corker.

Friday, February 3, 2012

At Last Proof of a Winner

So now that the whole holiday thing has come to an end we thought you might like to see a photo of the fabulous Shaun. Shaun won our annual Christmas Competition a whole window full of books.
Hooray for Shaun he is one lucky Yarravillian.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crikey its all going on here in the hood, Yarraville is truly pumping as the Pop-Up park gets underway, families and happy folk everywhere. Deckchairs umbrellas and grass. Between the Sun Bookshop and the Younger Sun. No longer do we take our lives in our hands whilst delivering stock. Oh Happy days.