To make up for my lack of blogging last week, here is a Bonus Top 5 for the day before Friday. This comes to us courtesy of Annie, one of my colleagues in Auckland Central and features a collection of books she ordered and read, that she wouldn't have known about if it hadn't been for our suite of Library Blogs. It's short and sweet. H . e . r . e . ' s .. .. Annie
A top 5 list of books I *had* to request after exploring the Top 5 / Rodney blogs AND/OR compiling Top 5 lists… You know what it's like - you look at one book on the catalogue, which leads you to another title, then another, then… you end up with an exploding request list. These are the top 5 books I ended up requesting after exploring the Top 5 goodies and Rodney blogs, and/or working on top 5 lists for them:
Crap lyrics: a celebration of all the very worst pop lyrics of all time-- ever! by Johnny Sharp.
Tosca sold me on this one. Thanks mate.
A house is a house for me by Mary Ann Hoberman.
Thanks Danielle for the heads-up!
The science of Sherlock Holmes from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases by E.J. Wagner.
Science and Sherlock Holmes. Double win.
Peter Pan's first XI: the extraordinary story of J.M. Barrie's cricket team by Kevin Telfer.
I hadn't read this one, so thanks for the mention, Fiona! I'm glad you enjoyed Penguins stopped play.
Vampire forensics: uncovering the origins of an enduring legend by Mark Collins Jenkins.
I'm sure this one is self-explanatory.
Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013
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