Words of the Day, Wednesday 4 December 2013

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Book reviews

Book Review: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Review: Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy, by Helen Fielding

Author interviews
Children’s author and language expert @MichaelRosenYes, on the story behind the 26 letters of our alphabet.

A beautiful beginning from Vincent O’Sullivan – presenting Jennifer Compton

Events
Dec 11 – Auckland launch of NZ Poetry Society 2013 Anthology. 6PM One 2 One Cafe 121 Ponsonby Rd

Hear from New Zealand’s remotest family at 3pm this Sunday and learn about their life on Gorge River

Book News
We’re thrilled to announce you can now buy Unity vouchers and @BooksellersNZ tokens online through the Unity Books website.

Our Radio NZ December book review schedule is up now

Wondering who has won the bad sex in fiction award?

GoodReads announces its Choice Awards winners – lots to yay about here. Particularly excited about the Jim Henson biography winning best in ‘History and Biography’ (our review)

From around the internet
The greatest wingmen in classic literature

Here it is!! The City Lights Gift Guide for Book Lovers!

(Cook the Books) Things we love! Here are Amanda from The Vintage Table’s thoughts about one of our current fave cookbooks…

Oprah’s top book picks of the year

Matchbooks in the shape of tiny little books!

Helvetica now has its own perfume – and it smells like nothing.

This courtesy @cphowe about book reviewing

‘Niche publishing has never been so successful’

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