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Book news, reviews, and musings 12 Nov 2010

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The theatrical trailer for Jane Eyre has been released.

A friend from the Richmond Literature Festival (London, UK) has popped by to tell us that Daisy Goodwin, author of My Last Duchess (see our review) will be speaking at the festival on Saturday.

The Green Books Campaign, run by Eco-Libris to promote awareness of eco-friendly publishing, is still going strong. As part of the campaign we reviewed'The Last Whale by Chris Pash.'Please support the programme by visiting the Eco-Libris website, and by reading and commenting on bloggers reviews.

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Readings books interviews fabulous Aussie author and artist Shaun Tan.

The girls from Girls in the Stacks talk to SA Bodeen.

Salman Rushdie reads from his new novel in this video.


We review Graffiti Moon by great Aussie YA author Cath Crowley.

If you havent read The Odyssey, (or even if you have) check out the great ongoing summary and discussion at Erin Reads.

Chicklit Plus reviews Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

Andrew Blackman reviews Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius.


Galleycat checks out fan pages for different authors on Facebook, and finds that Shakespeare tops Stephenie Meyerbut that Stephen King tops them both.

Literary Minded checks out the Sony eReader.

The Guardian muses on borrowing books in a world without library borders.

Just for fun

Which reading tribe do you belong to?

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Neal Shusterman and Richelle Mead!
Quote of the Day

Lifes like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.'Jim Henson
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