Words of the Day: Wednesday, 12 February

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Book reviews
Book Review: Everything I need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, by Diane Muldrow

Book Review: A Short History of New Zealand, by Gordon McLauchlan

World Search: Amazing Jobs, by Lonely Planet

Upcoming books
..and NZ will have the 19th @LeeChildReacher novel, PERSONAL, in bookstores 29th August 2014!

Interviews/Videos
From the IMPAC Award longlist – Kirsty Gunn on her book The Big Music  via @youtube

Giveaways
Be in to win a lovely necklace with a real little book on it from Ex Libris Jewellery

NZ Listener has double passes to five spectacular NZ Festival events to give away. Click to enter the draw

School’s back so time for a kids’ #greatkiwiclassic giveaway from NZ Book Council! Two great prizes of kids’ books from @scholasticnz

Events
Just sent in my tix requests for the @NZFestival writers & readers. Spufford, @ElizabethKnoxNZ, Catton..so much good stuff!

Author/artist @SarahELaing will discuss how best to absorb a comic at the @NZFestival’s Reading for Readers seminar

Book News
And the winner of the NZSA Asian Short Story Competition is…

The Louis Johnston bursary applications close on 28 Feb … Keen writers apply now…

Latest issue of Auckland University Press Book News out now

Author of Misery Hill realises he inspired a Man Booker-winning book

From around the internet
Join @ConversationEDU and @GriffithREVIEW this week for a series of essays that take a fresh look at NZ

Can Crowdfunding Replace Artists’ Day Jobs?

This lady has taste … I’ve read a couple and agree – I must check the rest out!

Choose a poem for your valentine

Swoon-worthy bookstores

Worth a read – how Amazon used books to get to where they are now.

Why scholarly publishing matters.

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