Words of the Day: Tuesday, 19 November

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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

Email digest: Monday, 19 August 2013

Book reviews
Book Review: The Meeting Place. Māori and Pākehā Encounters 1642-1840

Book Review: The Lifeguard: Poems 2008-2013, by Ian Wedde

Author interviews
Damien Wilkins on his new job, and exciting new book ‘Max Gate’

Events
Sarah Laing’s speaking at the National Library on Thursday!  Get primed by listening to her on RNZ

Eleanor Catton will feature at an Australia / NZ Literary BBQ next Thursday in London

Lloyd Jones’ memoir A History of Silence releases this Friday. Join @nzlisteners Guy Somerset for a Q&A with Lloyd

Crisis and creative opportunities in post-quake Christchurch

Sarah Laing, Paula Green, Stephanie Johnson & Charlotte Grimshaw talk at Old Government House this Wednesday

Book News
Despite appearances in cyberspace, the Booksellers NZ office is closed today due to the Friday

Crime writing fan? Go vote for your favorite short story in Bloody Scotland’s competition!

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize has re-focused its 2014 prizes to concentrate on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Book Prize.

The Luminaries is now available as an ebook – click on the mebook button on the page.

Margo Lanagan has won the CBCA Older Readers book of the year for her book Sea Hearts 

Awards News
Have you read #nzpba finalist The Search for Anne Perry by Joanna Drayton? Here’s your chance to win a copy!

Meet the freshly-minted winners of the #nzpba the very next day

From around the internet
17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Educators and parents, here’s a handy list of books categorized by what writing skill they teach

16 bookstores to see before you die – step 1, take a really amazing old building

Ah Buzzfeed, you do it again. Life advice from Black Books.