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Book news, reviews, and musings 6 Dec 2010

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo takes to the stage.

The Guardian looks at Googles move into the eBook market.

The Age argues that buying locally is cheaper than buying online. (True when it comes to a select few books, or when discounts are applied, by in my experience, not by a long shot)

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Auther and comedian Shaun Micallef talks with The Monthly.

Locus Online talks to artist and illustrator Frank Wu.

Peter Robb, author of Street Fight in Naples, answers Booktopias 10 Terrifying Questions.


Charles Tan reviews Bleed by Peter M Ball.

Carly at Portrait of a Woman reviews Earthshine by Theresa Nelson as part of AIDS/HIV in Youth Literature week.

Mostly Reading YA looks at The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting


Spurred by a recent twitter discussion about Orson Scott Card and Cards personal beliefs, Harry Markov muses on separating the author from their body of work.

Juliette Wade muses on working with no text.

Michelle at Book to the Future muses on bookshelves and book storage.

Just for fun

Flavorwire gives us a list of fictional characters in need of a book contract.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Elizabeth Yates and Peter Handke!

Quote of the day

The intellect of the wise is like glass: It admits the light of heaven and reflects it.'Augustus Hare

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  1. Hmm, I am sure that it is cheaper to buy from here if you only wnat to buy Australian books!

    Other than that, there is no way that can be true.

    • Stephanie /

      I agreeI think they were quite selective in the books they chose!