Words of the Day, Tuesday 22 October 2013

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

Book reviews
Flying high with a double review, @e_heritage reviews The Infinite Air & One Summer: America 1927 @RHNZ

Page and Blackmore GOT THE GOLDFINCH! Donna Tartt’s new book ‘The Goldfinch’ flew in this morning. The plot circles around a…

This book sounds brilliant. Rise and shine: the daily routines of history’s most creative minds. The Guardian

Author interviews
What irks you in poetry?’ ‘The ‘isn’t-my-life-lovely’ poem.’ Anne Kennedy talks to Paula Green

“The journey has been so much fun.” David Jason talks about his career as his long-awaited autobiography hits stores

In the mood for a bit of old-time comedy (biography)? Giveaway: One Leg Too Few, about Cook & Moore

Learn about Pomarine Jaegers, Pacific Mollymawks, and NZ Tomtits with our Birds of NZ giveaway @AUPBooks

Announcing the next guest speaker at the @WintecPressClub free lunch extravaganza staged on Nov 15 via @waikatonews

Everybody! VUP have moved the WAKE launch from 5 to 6 November, 6pm , at Unity Books

Still a few tickets left to see 11 outstanding women writers at The Women’s Bookshop Ladies Litera-tea in November…

At your request, Wellington City Library is pleased to announce adult box fort building!

Look out, Auckland – Pip Adam and Elizabeth Knox are coming your way on 3 November

Book News
Letter to all booksellers from VUP re The Luminaries distribution/reprints

NZ Post’s official The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stamps & coins are available for pre-orders online at  #TheHobbit

On the topic of book pricing, here is our lead from last week’s Read

From around the internet
The continued conversation about the problem of e-book pricing

“My Life As a Young Thug,” by @MikeTyson:

Bookish baby born in Barnes & Noble 

Interesting article – is Google killing our university libraries?

My fabulous list of NZ bookshops that stock poetry for children

Remembering James K Baxter today. Baxter Basics his poems for children

Email digest: Monday 26 August 2013

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Book reviews
Scotland on Sunday reviews Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries – and a radio review on Nine to Noon

If you or someone you know likes fishing…The Trout Bohemia is trending right now.

John McIntyre reviewed Little Fur and Billionaire Boy for RNZ last Friday. Here’s the podcast

A review of The Travel Book – last week’s giveaway

Book News
The Digital Book Awards are open for submissions…

LIANZA thrilled to launch our new EBL elibrary service for personal members

Yes, printed books and libraries do matter

Irish publishing news that reflects on the kiwi situation

This is a fantastic article about Mark Rubbo and @ReadingsBooks in Melbourne. A great success story

Buy a book for your dad for father’s day

Michael King’s Writers Residency open for applications

Awards News
Here are all the finalist books for the #nzpba on our bookshelf display. Getting close now…

We will be a little occupied over the next few days…#nzpba

The finalists for the #nzpba People’s Choice Awards are…

From around the internet
Batman protects your page…

Famous works that were written in exile

All Blacks + Romance writers