January 2010 Blog Posts (8)

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen

What's your favourite opening sentence to a book?

The editors of American Book Review have chosen their 100 Best First Lines from Novels.

You can also skip straight to the last page and read their 100 Best Last Lines from Novels… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on January 21, 2010 at 12:29 — No Comments

Mystery location.

This link is to Richmond, Surrey which is the location for the Belinda Lawrence mystery, BLOODY HAM. A wonderful location - for a murder!
Bloody Ham. Read 50% free!

Added by Brian Kavanagh on January 21, 2010 at 10:16 — No Comments

In Conversation with Sarah Waters at the Seymour Centre 26 February 6.30pm

If you've enjoyed reading Sarah Waters books: Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith, Affinity and her latest The Little Stranger you might be interested in hearing her talking candidly about her books at the Seymour Centre in February.
For more information http://mardigras.org.au/mardi-gras-2010/events-calendar/in-conversation-with-sarah-waters/index.cfm

Added by Jane B on January 21, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments

Zorba’s Guide to Free Ebooks

Kindle the eBook 2.0

If you're curious about eBooks - what's available? how to find them? - check out Zorba’s Guide to Free Ebooks.

Reading eBooks is more difficult. The Kindle, BeBook and similar readers are available in… Continue

Added by Bern on January 20, 2010 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Thursday Mens Book Club reading/discussion group..the story so far....

Just a reminder that the reading group will be meeting every 4th Thursday of the month in 2010.

Jan 28th : “The Corrections” by Franzen, J ; and /or “The Mud Brick House” by James Glover

Feb 25th: “The Curious incident of the Dog in the Nightime.” by Mark Haddon and/or “Stories of Manhood” by Steve Biddulph

Mar 25th: “Luck and leather” a Parisian Romance. (Also under the title of "The wild Ass's Skin" ) Honre de Balzac

April 22nd: “Tolkien and the… Continue

Added by Thursday Mens reading group on January 19, 2010 at 15:50 — No Comments

When authors attack

Entertaining post by Allison Flood on the Guardian's book blog.

Alain de Botton responded to a poor review of his new book Pleasures and Sorrows of Work with a very angry… Continue

Added by Bern on January 4, 2010 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

NEWS: ebooks for Kindle, Barnes&Noble Nook, Sony.

My books, Capable of Murder, The Embroidered Corpse and Bloody Ham are published now at Smashwords as ebooks for Kindle, Barnes&Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and on mobile phones and iPods PCs, laptops, palm-helds.

NEWS: ebooks for Kindle, Barnes&Noble Nook, Sony.

Books are available for immediate sampling and sale in multiple ebook formats, readable on virtually any ebook reading device.

I hope you'll take time to check it out at Smashwords, where you can sample the… Continue

Added by Brian Kavanagh on January 3, 2010 at 16:14 — No Comments

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