The Literary Review in Britain started the Bad Sex Awards in 1993 to "draw attention to, and hopefully discourage, poorly written, redundant or crude passages of a sexual nature in fiction". Here you can read the shortlisted passages from the 2008 Award.
Added by Jane B on January 23, 2009 at 14:09 —
Take a look at the Angus and Robertson Top 100 Books of All Time and check out how many you've read!
More than 26,000 votes from the public were received for the poll - the fifth such poll - which features a diverse list of books, including 22 Australian titles.
District of Columbia Public Library has created an iphone application that allows borrowers to access the library catalogue from their iphone. It allows them to search, see the item cover and place holds. One borrower who downloaded the application from itunes said, 'I think this works better than the web catalog interface! Well done.' Read on
I typed in Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence... and got back with a list that included a personal favourite, Midnight in Sicily: On Art, Food, History, Travel, and La Cosa Nostra, a book by Australian author Peter Robb (Carravaggio) that… Continue
Added by Bern on January 2, 2009 at 22:00 —
The Independent a UK newspaper has released a short list of the best business books of all time!
It includes such titles as The Great Crash by J.K Galbraith, Capitalism Unleashed by Andrew Glyn and When markets collide by Mohamed El-Erian.
Added by Tim on December 18, 2008 at 15:00 —
If you have a Mosman Library card, you can access Good Reading Online a fantastic resource if you love books and reading.
Take a look - it is an exact digital copy of the print magazine with the benefits of access to the archive of past issues plus links to interesting websites and more. You'll also be able to browse and keyword search through all issues.
- Small Crimes, by Dave Zeltserman
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
- The Chinaman, by Friedrich Glauser, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell
- Death Vows, by Richard…Continue
Added by Bern on November 24, 2008 at 13:00 —
The Centre for Youth Literature in Victoria has announced the winners of this year's 'Inky' awards. The Inkys are Australia's only teenage choice book award. Each year a panel of authors, young people and librarians narrow down the field to a longlist of 10 Australian books and 10 International books then the voting is thrown open to young people so they can choose the ultimate winners. This year the GOLDEN INKY 'Town' by James Roy, the SILVER INKY went to 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham and… Continue
Added by Amy B on November 21, 2008 at 13:52 —
A LIBRARIAN whose "strange book" has not yet been published outside Australia has been longlisted for a new pound stg. 50,000 ($115,000) literary prize in Britain.
John Hughes joins a list that includes Naomi Klein and Pulitzer Prize-winner Alex Ross, to contest the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing, which will reward a book that tackles complex ideas in an accessible way.
Hughes's book, Someone Else, is a collection of fictional essays, written from the point of… Continue
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation that was established in 1945 and is comprised of individual members who are passionate about children’s and young adult literature.