Here at Success Library, we have access to thousands of books and movies. Some of our staff have put together quick reviews of our recent loans.

Do you agree or disagree with our opinions? Please let us know what you think of these items from the library’s collection!

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Ask the Butcher – If you want to know the lengths your butcher goes to getting you the perfect cut or how animals are raised on some Australia’s best farms, watch this series. Each episode focuses on a different protein and a different celebrity chef. But take my advice! Make sure you have something tasty in the fridge at the end of the episode!

Two fists one heart is a movie filmed in Perth, If you just like boxing and a film that is honest at heart this will be something you enjoy. If you like solid storylines and good acting, maybe look at Million Dollar Baby.


Elementary Season 1 – As a TV show it’s passable. As an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle it is woeful and a perfect example of ruining the basic characteristic of two very well-crafted literary characters. I would suggest reading the books instead. Or the movies/TV show.

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Amnesia by Peter Carey – Despite this being a very popular author, I couldn’t get into it and only read half.

Time and time again by Ben Elton – Another memorable and thought-provoking novel from one of my favourite authors.

Heston’s great British food – Heston can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. The chocolate episode was like paradise on the screen for me.

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Tony Joe White – 71 years old and still awesome! If you weren’t among the lucky audience at the Astor last Sunday,  try his album Hoodoo for a taste of his atmospheric, swampy country blues.

The Iron King by Maurice Druon – The best historical novel I have read in a long time. Five out of five thumbs up!


Flesh and blood by Patricia Cornwell  – Patricia Cornwell is one of my favourite authors, but I just couldn’t get into this one, my advice – don’t bother. Disappointed.

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An angry, ageing, hungover, oil-rig worker, safety officer, divorcee turned superhero fights ancient subterranean man-eating monsters. What more can I say? Read Emergence by John Birmingham.


My 7 year old daughter recently read and fell in love with the Magic Animal Friends series by Daisy Meadows, starting – out of order – with Poppy Muddlepup’s Daring Rescue. In her words: “These are the best books EVER!”. (This is VERY high praise from an avid little reader!)