Words of the day: Tuesday, 8 October 2013

words_of_the_day_graphicThis is a digest of our Twitter feed (now with a new title) that we email out most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up here for free if you’d like it emailed to you.

Book reviews
You can find all Readings Books’ reviews of October new releases right here

Author interviews
‘Don’t be afraid to write a bad book’: an interview with David Levithan, author of Every Day and Two Boys Kissing 

Bestselling author @john_boyne talks about his latest book, Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

Immensely excited about the new Shaun Tan book, Rules of Summer

Extracts
Read an extract from Jung Chang’s controversial new book Empress Dowager Cixi:   @TelegraphBooks

Abbie Napier shares the stories of three Canterbury dogs, as told in Quake Dogs by Laura Sessions and Craig Bullock

Book News
Bloomsbury Has Introduced an eBook Imprint Called Bloomsbury Spark 

‘…and from Richard Ellmann I learned the art of a good footnote.’ Bridget Williams profiled in the Otago Magazine

In the digital era, content trumps platform. An in-depth article about ebooks and their myriad forms.

Hot books to watch out for from the UK for the christmas market

From around the internet
Fleur Beale’s coming-of-age novel End of the Alphabet is being read on Radio NZ. Listen to the 6-part series

Which 100 Books List?, asks vicbooks

Rainy day readin, from Page & Blackmore Books

This, library endeavours people have undertaken, is worth a read. Camels, donkeys etc

What makes a good short story?

This is cool – the art of ‘Read every Day’ – Scholastic

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