Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seven New Reviews

I have today added seven new reviews to Aussiereviews. Books reviewed are:

Liar, by Justine Larbalestier

Forbidden Fruit, by Kerry Greenwood

I Spy Dad! by Janeen Brian and Chantal Stewart

Cleo, by Helen Brown

Navigating Teenage Depression, by Gordon Parker and Kerry Eyers

Angel Fish, by Lili Wilkinson

Lessons for a Werewolf Warrior, by Jackie French

A nice range of books, from serious nonfiction, to cute picture book. Enjoy!

Sunday Reading

As the result of a Twitter post (tweet), I've just spent an interesting fiteen minutes reading blog posts, when I should have been working on updating Aussiereviews. The tweet linked to a new blog post, but that blog post was in response to an older one, so I'll share the links in cronological order.

Firstly, in August, Jessica Crispin blogged about Jeff Vandemeer's book Booklife, and why it made her skin crawl here.
More recently, Jeff was able to get Jessica to agree to be interviewed on his blog here, about her opinions, as well as making his own comments about those opinions.

It's great reading - and has also given me much food for thought both as an author and as a reviewer. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ABR Top Ten Australian Novels

The Australian Book Review has today announced the results of its reader poll of favourite Australian novels, releasing the list of the top twenty, as voted by readers. You can read the annotated list here. Youc an also see a full list of the 290 novels nominated here

How many of the top ten have you read?