Newsletter - Issue 37 - 8 July 2015
Book Lover’s Day and Bedtime Reading

August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day (US) and to celebrate we take a look at our 'Favourite Bedtime Reads' - 18 titles worthy of your wishlist.  Read more...

Guest Post & Book Giveaway
by Susan Spann

Last year I enjoyed Book 2 in the Shinobi Series, Blade of the Samurai. Now Susan shares with us some of the interesting things she has learned about the shinobi while undertaking research for this series - "Goshikimai: the Ninjas’ Coded Rice".   Read more...

To celebrate the release of 'Flask of the Drunken Master', we have 1 paperback copy to giveaway - US mailing addresses - entries close 9 August 2015 - ENTER NOW

Book Review
by Claire Varley

Why this manuscript made it’s way to publication via a stint in not one but many publisher’s ‘slush piles’ is honestly beyond my understanding. The Bit in Between has a striking and strong beginning. From a moving analogy of life being ‘nothing but a series of tides and waves’ to some wonderful laugh-out-loud dialogue between Oliver and Alison who have been thrown together by waves — waves of nausea – I was hooked.   Read more...
New and Upcoming Releases

The continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, is not the only book being released in August. Here are 10 other titles worthy of your attention, including bestselling authors Kate Forsyth and Sophie Hannah and some exciting debuts.  Read more...

Brisbane Writers Festival 2015

I was one of the lucky people invited to a sneak preview of the authors that will be featured at my favourite annual festival.  Read more...

July Recap

Oh my goodness, where did July go? A quick recap and then all the bookish things we're excited about in August.  Read more...
It’s time to reflect on all the great books I’ve read this year and highlight those that deserve special mention – My Best Books of 2015 so far. We also consider my review rating statistics and reading diversity (this articles contains graphs!).  Read more...

Booklover Bites

The Man Booker Prize 2015 longlist has been announced. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 15 September 2015 and the winner announced on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

Reactions to 5 of the 13 titles being written by Americans, while only 3 from the UK:
Other interesting articles:
THE AITCH FACTOR by Susan Butler – Tracey @ Carpe Librum
SOUTH OF DARKNESS by John Marsden – Yvonne @ A Darn Good Read
THE ANCHORESS by Robyn Cadwallader – Tracey @ Carpe Librum
ZAC & MIA by A J Betts – Sheree @ 26 Letters
THE BIT IN BETWEEN by Claire Varley – Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews
A SHORT HISTORY OF STUPID by Bernard Keane & Helen Razer – legolegislegimus

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