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

Giveaways
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

Events
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

Words of the Day: Monday, 7 October 2013

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Book reviews
 A (love) letter to Margaret Mahy on the re-publication of Dashing Dog, from @sarahjbarnett

Author interviews
Fiona Kidman talks Jean Batten and The Infinite Air

Dame Fiona Kidman also featured on Radio NZ national on Sunday

Bernadette Hall talks to Poetry Shelf: All I know is that I’m more in love with poetry, whatever it is, than ever

Giveways
Giveaway: Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World

Events
Train enthusiast? Wellington central is hosting the @KiwiRail Open Day this Saturday 14 Oct. Do the locomotion…

A zombie walk to launch a book… this has got to be good The launch of Blue, by Brandy Wehinger

Book News
Edify are pleased to announce they are representing Sunshine Books here in NZ

I enjoyed this article in the Sunday mag – The Life and Love of Murray Ball, by his wife Pam

Congratulations to Lloyd Jones and Dawn Sanders, as well as others, for their nominations for Welly awards.

The future of publishing in NZ according to Radio NZ – featuring Peter from Page & Blackmore

@nzherald talks about publishing

From around the internet
The Thirtysomething Teen: Adult YA addict @thisisjendoll comes clean.

Watch the first trailer for new Jack Ryan movie

“Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.” Henry Miller’s Commandments of Writing

As a fan of lists of things, which I don’t often follow up, I love this post -You Must Read It

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person