Book news, reviews, and musings 8 October 2010

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News, Reviews, and Musings is a new daily feature. Feel free to chime in, or to tweet/email us if we've missed something that you'd like to see featured.

News and features

Here in Victoria, a new release is being withdrawn from bookshops due to the fact that it allegedly exposes police corruption. Well, it is written by a criminal lawyer

Give a girl a hand: not content with being on one of the most easily recognisable covers in the world the Twilight hand model is looking to move into films.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is in full swing!

Author Mem Fox has settled out of court a defamation case where she was accused of using her role as part of the Premiers Reading Challenge to sell her own books. (Mem, a long-time best seller, really doesnt need much help in selling her books!)

Were running a giveaway of Jandy Nelsons fabulous The Sky is Everywhere. Click here to enter (today is the last day entries will be accepted!).'Were also running a giveaway of Lara Morgans Genesis: The Rosie Black Chronicles #1. Click here to enter.

Dont forget to check out our newest posts: competition round ups, new releases, book reviews, and more!


The Age chats to Susan Casey about her new book'The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, which is making waves here in Australia.

The wonderful Paige Turner gives us an interview with author Van Badham, whose novel Burnt Snow is causing a storm.


The LA Times reviews To the Edge of the Land by David Grossman, calling it a heartbreaking lament.

Michelle at Book to the Future gives us a review of Night and Day by Virginia Woolf.

The Page Flipper'reviews Grace by Elizabeth Scott.

Check out this long string of review excerpts for Bereft by Chris Womersley. Having just listened to an interview with the author, Im dying to get my hands on this one!

We review The Dressmaker by Aussie author Posey Graeme-Smith.


Author Darcy Pattinson tells us what she wants to see in YA.

Author Cyn Balog gives us a thoughtful post on giving it away (books, that is)

Man of La Book wants to know what your impulse purchase price is for an eBook.

Maud Newton gives us an in interesting blog post on how to measure a writers writing time. Time spent? Words written? Tweets tweeted?

Just for fun

Is this the bookshelf of the future? If so, its almost heartening to know Id have a lot more room in my lounge room!

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, RL Stine!

Quote of the Day

The beautiful part of writing is that you dont have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. Robert Cormier

Beautiful book cover of the day

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