Words of the Day: Tuesday, 19 November

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
Book Review: A photo album, a scrapbook and World War 1

New Releases
Look at these handsome devils! The Penguin Horror series, curated by Guillermo del Toro, just landed.

New Release: Union Jax, by Jax Hamilton (Bateman)

Giveaway
Giveaway: Who Killed Scott Guy? by Mike White @AllenAndUnwin

Events
Booksellers: get in touch with John McIntyre if you want to go to the Wellington Book Trade Christmas Do this Sunday at the Southern Cross.

Book News
Buying an e-reader this Christmas? Go to your local indie & buy a Kobo. They get a cut from books too!

At last the showdown: Eleanor Catton versus Dan Brown.

From around the internet
Publisher BURN! (But not the books. Don’t burn the books, guys). @samelworthy @FergusVUP

Neil Gaiman’s advice to aspiring writers  #NaNoWriMo

What is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year and how is it chosen?

“I’m never clear on how ‘self-help’ differs from ‘help.’ Books help.” Andrew Solomon, By the Book

@vicbooks Living Among the Stacks: the Dream vs. the Reality

Book discovery problems in the e-world…

Please, Will Somebody Re-Design These Covers? | ShelfTalker

The Read edigest: Monday 12 August 2013

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Book reviews
In The Mannequin Makers, Craig Cliff  “has crafted a brilliantly structured and evocative story.”
Book Review: The Curiosity, by Stephen Kiernan


David Hill reviews Duncan Sarkies’ new book on Nine to Noon – The Demolition of the Century

New Release Books
New Release: Surviving Centrepoint, by Ella James

New Release: Te Ara: Maori Pathways of Leadership

Events
Bring the littlies to Mt Roskill Library on Friday 16 August for National Poetry Day w/A Little Ink

#nzpba events: Jarrod Gilbert is talking tomorrow at Canterbury Uni, Rob Brown talks huts at Scorpio Books

#nzpba events:  The @womensbookshop celebrates poetry tomorrow with Ian Wedde & Anne Kennedy

Book News
This has been on the Nielsen list for weeks: read an extract from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Faction Comics has their second anthology of work by NZ’s best comic artists due in August

Author interview: Award-winning author Craig Cliff on his uneasy relationship with historical fiction

Awards News
Our reviews of #nzpba New Zealand Post Awards finalist books

#nzpcba Picture book winner Gavin Bishop tells the NZ Herald about his happy place

Check out what our #nzpba finalists are talking about in the lead-up to the awards by subscribing to our list

From around the internet
This infographic shows how often different cities appear in books

Why Jonathon Franzen gets your goat…

Damien Wilkins feels the love for X Factor

Book-inspired icecream flavours… any suggestions for kiwi book flavours?

Attention sci-fi fans! @goodreads has a handy list of Julius Vogel nominees& winners – go and take a look

Check out this quirky and informative video on the history of typography!

Meet the press: shrewd tips for book publicity