November 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Questions for a Bookworm

A series of questions relating to books and reading has been circulating arounds blogs lately. I saw this on Booktager you might want to answer them. Here are mine

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack?

Not often but sometimes I like to nibble on Kettle chips.

Do you tend to mark books as you read them, or does the idea of writing on books horrify you?

I never mark books… Continue

Added by Jane B on November 30, 2009 at 15:29 — No Comments

Self-portrait with book

Karin Elizabeth is a Dutch reader with a unique approach to reviewing books. A freelance photographer, she composes a picture of herself with each book she reads. Take a look at her photo set (and reviews) on Flickr.

Karin calls it a 'self-portraiting book review series' and… Continue

Added by Mosman Library on November 26, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Critterati

The New Yorker asked its readers to submit a photo of their dog, cat, or other (nonhuman) animal dressed as a literary character.

This entry - NINKA AND KALI AS SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR AND M. SARTRE - was from ezcollins: "They were inseparable; but it was clear their bond was much more intellectual than physical."…


Added by Mosman Library on November 17, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

Free The Word Book Club

This is a great concept set up by International PEN - an association of writers dedicated to preserving freedom of expression. Take the time to have a look.

Added by Lindach on November 16, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

Winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Award Annouced

Winners of the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett has just announced the winners of the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

The winner of the 2009 Fiction award is Nam Le for his book of short stories The Boat. The judging panel was impressed by the daring scope and excellence of its execution, the generous breadth of its emotional and social traverse and the excitement generated by every… Continue

Added by Lindach on November 2, 2009 at 13:45 — No Comments

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