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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 13 December 2011

book news Bookish news and publishing tidbits 13 December 2011

On holidays! Yes, Im lazy, and as of tomorrow will be on holidays for a bit. I have a couple of guest posts lined up (thanks to the lovely people who contributed), but internet access permitting will aim to post up some reviews while Im away.

Recently on RIASS:

A review ofThe Necromancer'by Michael Scott, and if I get my act together, a review of Murakami's1Q84.

Current giveaways:

Velvet by Mary Hooper (Aus only)

As part of my participation in the Australian Women Writers 2012 challenge, Im aiming to review, interview and feature more women writers (and Aussie women writers in particular) on the site. Drop me me a line at if youd like to do a Q&A with me in the coming months!

Other RIASS stuff:

3 more days to enter the Harlequin'writing contest!'#sytycw2

Games We Played (this brings back the memories!)

Bloomsbury to make 2012 year of short story

Calling all audiobook reviewers The Audio Jukebox now has 85 titles available for you to review!

Excerpt from The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells

Eight Hotels for Overcoming Writer's Block'

5 Books Your Teenage Boy Will Actually Read'

For those of you who loved the Penguin Bond covers designed by Michael Gillette:'

Anna Reid, author of Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44, answers Ten Terrifying

Do you read enough women writers? Want a challenge for 2012? Check this out:'

A 16yr old in 1963 asks 150 literary greats: What is symbolism?

The first books have arrived for the PM Literary Awards. Enter online here:'

Kim Westwood and the implacable

No doubt it will change how books are bought and sold'


  1. Have a great holiday Stephanie!

    Shelleyrae @ Bookd Out

  2. Stephanie /

    Thanks so much, Shelleyrae! I promise you that Im being utra lazy right now :)

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