March 2009 Blog Posts (8)

CBCA Book of the Year Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the Children's Book Council of Australia book of the year have been announced- check them out here:

Added by Kate on March 31, 2009 at 14:52 — No Comments

Books You Hate

It's happened to all of us.

A friend says, 'Hey, have you read this?' and hands you a book. No, you haven't read it.

Or maybe you read some review in the paper and though, 'ooh, that sounds good'

So you get the book, happily take it home and start reading....

And you hate it. For whatever reason, the book just does not click with you. It could be the story, the characters, the plot, whatever. But you just can't read it.

Maybe you trudge… Continue

Added by Amy B on March 31, 2009 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

e-reading - it's coming

When Rebecca's bus broke down, she had to resort to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjiman Button on her iPhone.

"Instantly, I became an ereading convert..."

Added by Mosman Library on March 31, 2009 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards- Kids and Teens

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature

Di Bates- Crossing the Line - published by Ford St

Michelle Cooper- A Brief History of Montmaray - published by Random House

D M Cornish- Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter - published by Omnibus

Alison Goodman- Two Pearls of Wisdom - published by HarperCollins

Nette Hilton- Sprite Newberry - published by HarperCollins

Joanne Horniman- My Candlelight Novel -… Continue

Added by Kate on March 31, 2009 at 12:28 — No Comments

The mother lode of recommended reading

MetaFilter is one of the web's most successful online communities with 65,000 registered users, 60,000 discussion threads, 70,000 question threads and over one million comments. It has been going for more than eight years.

During that time, lots of people have asked for book recommendations on specific topics - e.g. things like Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series,… Continue

Added by Bern on March 30, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

Line by line

Booker prize-winning Nigerian author Ben Okri is releasing a new poem line by line on Twitter, writes Alison Flood in the Guardian.

"Forms follows adversity – we live in uncertain times. I think we need a new kind of writing that responds to the anxiety of our age and yet has brevity," he said. "My feeling is that these times are perfect for short, lucid forms. We need to get more across in fewer… Continue

Added by Bern on March 26, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

Sophie Hannah

Just finishing Sophie Hannah The Other Half Lives and looking forward to Little Face. Easy reading but good!

Added by Sally on March 25, 2009 at 12:07 — 1 Comment

Libraries are a hot bed of socialism


Added by Amy B on March 3, 2009 at 11:09 — No Comments

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