Tag Archives: harry potter

Non-Fiction Favourites

non-fiction-blogWe all like to escape from reality with movies and books, but sometimes it’s in reality that the most exciting things happen. Libraries have a vast range of knowledge to share and the non-fiction section is the place to start. Biographies, documentaries, sports games, live music, travel, and more! There’s a world to explore… right from the comfort of our own living room!
Here are some recent non-fiction titles we’re loving. Continue reading

February New Releases

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2018 is well and truly here! Let’s take a look at the new releases coming out in February… Continue reading

The Digitales Digest – Edition Six

digitales digest banner 2There’s nothing we love more than reading interesting things. Welcome to the Digitales Digest, where every Friday, we round up some of the best articles, opportunities and more that we’ve discovered and shared on Twitter and Facebook over the past few days.

One in a million hundred

What if there were only one hundred people in Australia? The results of the 2016 Census are out, and this ABC News story presents the data in a fun, colourful way, imagining what the population of Australia would look like with a population of just one hundred people. We can’t resist statistics – especially when they’re this pretty. Get your scrolling finger ready and click here.


Happy Potterversary!

Believe it or not, last week marked the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As Harry fans ourselves, we couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic. Book Riot asked their writers to contribute some thoughts on what they’ve learned from Harry Potter over the years. Click here, and prepare to have your heart warmed.


The Cheat’s Guide to Choose Your Own Adventure Books

For those of us who didn’t grow up with Harry, Hermione and Ron, there were Choose Your Own Adventure books. And they were pretty amazing. The good news? New editions of the original Choose Your Own Adventure books are being released, and, for the first time ever, they include maps that reveal how each of the decisions you make in the book play out.

Some are simple:

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Others are…not so simple:



Yikes. If you want to take a look at the rest, click here.

Librarians on the move

erwan-hesry-102070Well, this is extremely exciting. Writers Victoria has just announced a new initiative – the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund. It’s a series of small grants that will allow Australian writers, editors, publishers, booksellers and librarians to travel in order further their careers. It’s pretty much the best idea ever. Librarians, applications are open now, and close on Monday August 21. Good luck!

On the Digitales blog…

It’s been a busy week. We previewed ten of our most exciting new releases on DVD for July – and we also took a look at what could be this year’s most exciting new release, Beauty and the Beast.


Next week? We loved The Lego Movie, so we’re really been looking forward to The Lego Batman Movie. Our review will be on the blog on Monday – see you then!

Fast Five Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)


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The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Continue reading