It’s a shame, BUT…..
So, sit yourselves down with pen and paper and work out your lists for our Winter Challenge….then get ready for June 1st!
Curl up with a hot chocolate, a good book, and HAPPY READING
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For May we are going to venture into something different. There are a lot of books out there now which are foreign books, and have since been translated into English for us to read;) For example The Bat, which was originally known as Flaggermusmannen by Jo Nesbø
So our challenge for this month is to read a book which has been translated into English…post your link to the book here in the challenge thread when you have made your choice:)
Tags: Aussie Readers, Book Reading Challenges
The month of April incorporates the very first Stella Prize, and the winner will be announced in Melbourne on the evening of Tuesday 16 April 2013. Named after one of Australia’s most important female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin (1879–1954), the prize rewards one writer with a significant monetary prize of $50,000.
So our challenge is to read an Australian Woman Author to celebrate this momentous event.
The longlist, which you might like to choose from…
Relax, lay back and enjoy your reading for this month!
Welcome to the Autumn Challenge, with a beautiful picture from Bright in Victoria to get us into the mood!
Our March challenge incorporates the 2013 Adelaide Writers’ Week from 2nd to 7th March, and also International Women’s Day March 8th.
For this month, choose a Non-Fiction or Biography with a female as the main focus. With the Adelaide writers’ week in mind, try for an Australian woman from South Australia…but if that proves too difficult, honouring an international woman would work just as well.
Tags: Sword and Laser, Sword&Laser
Sword & Laser (@swordandlaser) February 10, 2013
Ooh! Sword and Laser interview in just a few days. You can leave questions for me on their Goodreads forum: goodreads.com/topic/show/120…—
Trudi Canavan (@TrudiCanavan) February 10, 2013
This made me do a bit of searching to find out a bit more about Trudi, and low and behold she is a Melbourne author … yes, I have discovered a Melbourne fantasy author via a US internet show *chuckle*. A quick look through her published works and yes she has been on my radar, The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy, #3) was certainly a book that I had noticed and checking further Trudi is also an author in several anthologies with authors that I am already following.
Browsing audibles titles for Trudi Canavan there are 15 listed (remember we don’t see all of them here down under). Two titles are currently listed in the Audible Win – Win Sale and are available for $4.95;
* The Magician’s Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book One
* The Ambassador’s Mission: Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1
These appear to be a good starting point to get a feel for the books before the interview appears on S&L.
For the month of February, our challenge is to read either an Aussie Indigenous Author or about Indigenous culture. I know I have read few indigenous authors, so thought it would be a great challenge as something different for a lot of people!
Tags: 2013, Goodreads, Sword and Laser
The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club and podcast, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of sci-fi / fantasy buffs, and to discuss and enjoy books of both genres. — About S&L [www.swordandlaser.com]
The following is the list of books read by The Sword and Laser book club during the first half of 2013 (also see the list from the second half of 2012). This page is designed as is a quick reference page so that I can quickly jump between the forum pages and good read listings. Geek & Sundry host the YouTube Sword and Laser videos.
Tags: First Tuesday Book Club
To celebrate The National Year of Reading, First Tuesday Book Club has compiled, with your help, an all-Australian reading list, the 10 Aussie books you must read before you die.
For all the challenges facing print it has been a great year for Australian book-lovers who’ve taken part in some 3700 separate Year of Reading events across the country, from small meetings in local libraries to the massive Reading Hour event which attracted thousands.
There is much to celebrate and much reading to be done.
– 10 Aussie books you must read before you die [ABC]
Our season of heat, humidity and bushfires is finally here, and we want to celebrate making it through winter, enjoying the magnificent new growth in spring, and while getting ready for the New Year and 2013, enjoying the Summer sunshine and beautiful beaches!
LAY BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY A WONDERFUL SUMMER OF READING