Featured Blog Posts – March 2009 Archive (3)

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

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

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