Words of the Day: Monday, 9 December

words_of_the_day_graphicBook reviews
Book Review: The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

Book Review: Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and why 29 men died, by Rebecca Macfie

 “There is much to admire and contemplate” in Landscape Paintings of New Zealand. A great review in January’s @homenewzealand.

Fab review of Dust by Patricia Cornwell on @ninetonoon

“We Kiwis love our houses and this book feeds that obsession very nicely indeed.” @nickypellegrino on Modern.

Events
Dec 07, 2013: Poetry Live *Last night for 2013* – 8PM Dec 10 – Open Mic all night long – The Thirsty Dog 469 Karangahape Road Auckland

Join me for a spot of christmas children’s book quizzing?

Book News
We have a wee Christmas poll for y’all. You can win many books. 

The 100 best books of 2013. @GuySomerset and The Listener’s team of reviewers on the year’s reading highlights

Great news for Harry Potter fans: illustrated editions are on their way.

Henry the pig a hit in the States. This is a very neat book @RHNZ

Booksellers’ pay in the UK makes it hard to retain good staff.

Awards News
Welcome back to Amie Lightbourne, our Awards Executive! Amie has been with the Tutus on Tour for the past 7 weeks, but is now back in her role and open for questions!

From around the internet
The poetry books that hooked us in 2013

Who is your New Zealander of the Year for 2013? Have your say

Vote for quote of the year…

Bookshop advent calendar from the UK – next year…shall we do Kiwi bookstores?


‘when you’re shopping for gifts, try getting a recommendation from an actual human expert at your local bookstore.’


Pantograph Punch: The importance of Sport, @Gawker’s snark vs smarm debate and NZ’s weirdest pyramid scheme yet.

Ever considered a book tree instead of an evergreen? Our Maiko celebrates Christmas with literature and lights!

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