Spotlight on QBD: Knox City, VIC

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Check out their latest reads:

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking:

“My Brief History” by Stephen Hawking is a humbling, ‘brief’ and eye opening account of the universally renowned physicist and cosmologist’s life.
I came into this not knowing a dime of Hawking’s personal life and was thoroughly enthralled. This short and at times humorous account of Hawking’s life can be knocked out in under an hour and gives us a keyhole sized glance into arguably one of the most curious intellectuals of our time. Hearing of his small beginnings from a financially constrained family just shows there was nothing stopping him from achieving greatness. – Maddie

The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak:

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one after seeing the film on opening day! A new art book is released with each film release and The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is by far my favourite.
This stunning art book details the effort it took to recreate an iconic Star Wars character. Explore how a younger Han Solo was re-imagined and put centre stage. Reflect upon the various accounts of  what “could have been” in this beautiful concept art compendium. – Maddie

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is my all-time favourite fantasy book. Kicking off the Kingkiller Chronicles Trilogy, it follows the magically gifted Kvothe, a young boy who grows to be the most notorious wizard in the world. Action, adventure, tragedy and a smidgen of romance combine to create a truly unputdownable story. – Mitch

Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon:

Cross Stitch is the first book of the ever expanding Outlander series. On her second honeymoon in 1945 to the beautiful highlands of Scotland, Claire innocently walks through a stone circle and ends up in the year 1743. Amidst a backdrop of war and clan feuds, she meets Jamie Fraser, and so begins a tale of romance that spans centuries. – Mitch

Dark Heavens Series by Kylie Chan:

Set in modern day Hong Kong, young Australian English teacher Emma Donahoe never expected to be dragged into a world of martial arts, magic and extreme danger where both gods and demons can exist in the mortal world. Emma gradually realises that John Chen is no ordinary businessman and that nearly all the demons in hell would like to see him dead. – Henry

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:

During the Second World War, on the outskirts of Munich, a little girl stands in the snow holding a small leather bound book. Looking at the book, the letters make no sense to the young girl. Tears frozen on her face as she stares at her younger brother’s freshly dug grave. But as she stands there crying alone somebody watches curiously from afar. Death. – Henry

The Love That I Have by James Moloney:

For fans of The Book Thief, a powerful and heartbreaking story set during WW2 that stays with you long after the final page is read. Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister’s job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. This is how Margot comes to know Dieter Kleinschmidt – through the beauty and the passion of his letters to his girlfriend. – Louise

The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer:

One day, Alex and Conner fall into a scene in the book and find themselves in the land of fairy tales. The landscape is strangely familiar from their father’s stories, but they must deal with a giant frog, trolls, and wolves, as well as many princes, princesses, heroes, and villains, in their quest to get home again. A great series for ages 10+ – Louise

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell:

Eleanor and Park is about the budding relationship between two high school nerds as they bond over comic books and music. Rainbow Rowell has created two beautifully dynamic charcters and explores darker themes beyond just the romance between them. – Lana

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