Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

QR Codes – What are they?

Have you heard of QR codes yet? 

They look like this:

They come to us from Japan where they are very common. QR is short for Quick Response (they can be read quickly by a smart phone or ipad). They are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in to your smart phone. You may see QR Codes in a magazine advert, on a billboard, a web page or even on a shop window. Once it is in your smart phone, it may give you details about that business, or details about events, show you a URL which you can click to see a trailer for a movie.

In the Library you may find QR codes inside the back cover of some of our books. These will link you to a URL that provides additional information about the book,  or maybe the author’s website, or a book trailer. 


November 15, 2012 Posted by | Authors, Book Talk | | Leave a comment

Author Spotlight – Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is a gifted storyteller whose compelling works profoundly impact her audience.”

—The Midwest Book Reviewjodi_picoult

Jodie Picout is well known for writing books that deal with ethical and controversial issues such as My Sister’s Keeper and Nineteen Minutes. Each story is told from a variety of viewpoints, with each chapter written in a different character’s voice.  Picoult writes stories that are heart wrenching and full of family drama. My Sister’s Keeper has already been made into a movie and others are to come.


For those who love a book that is a real page turner Salem Falls is one of those books you can’t put down. On every page there is a twist, a revelation, a surprise, a pay-off, placing it firmly in the category of Page-Turner —It has romance, heartbreak, mystery, spookiness, and even a good dose of moral dilemmas – everything a good novel needs.”

To find out more about Jodie and her books visit her http://www.jodipicoult.com/

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Authors | Leave a comment