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eBook Club at Home

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Thursday, 18th Jun 2020 — Wednesday, 30th Sep 2020
1:00pm — 12:30am

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To participate in our new eBook Club at Home, read The Festival Murders by Mark McCrum and The Art of Rest: how to find respite in the modern age by Claudia Hammond.

Both eBooks are part of the always available eBookClub collection you can download and read for free via the library catalogue and the Libby App.

 

Find out how to access eBooks and audiobooks here

 

For more information or to register your interest, email us at bookgroups@npsp.sa.gov.au or call us on 8336 0333.

 

 

Click here to watch our review!

 

 

The Festival Murders by Mark McCrum

The Festival Murders is set at a literary festival in a pretty English village called Mold-on-Wold.  It’s a light-hearted ‘who-done-it’ introducing us to amateur sleuth Francis Meadows.  The characters are colourful and  fun and of course there are a couple of murders to keep the plot interesting.  Literary critic Bryce Peabody is murdered rendering him unable to deliver his latest scathing review.   Enter Francis Meadows - crime novelist come amateur detective - to help solve the crime.  There are a few twists and turns and eventually there is a big reveal Hercule Poirot himself would be proud of.

If you’re looking for a light enjoyable read or if you have never read a cozy mystery before, then give this one a try.

 

 

The art of rest: how to find respite in the modern age by Claudia Hammond

Psychological and mental health expert Claudia Hammond runs us through the top ten restful activities based on a survey of 18,000 people across 135 countries.

Each chapter covers an activity; taking us on a countdown to what people surveyed identified as the most restful activity.  Scientific evidence is seamlessly incorporated and it a comfortable and thought-provoking read.

Hopefully it’s not too much of a spoiler to reveal that the number one restful activity was reading!  Also in the list were, mindfulness, watching TV and a good walk.

This book reminds us that we shouldn’t think of rest as an indulgence; rather it is an essential.  More than that, it can put balance in our busy lives.