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Book news, reviews, and musings 14 Dec 2010

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News and features

Jamaicas new international airport will be named after James Bond author Ian Fleming (via Galleycat)

According to, writers are prone to depression. What depressing news

The Age is reporting that a sequel to the successful film adaptation of John Marsdens Tomorrow, When the War Began is in the works.

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Check out this great reading of Ray Carvers Fat.

Local Aussie publishing house Twelfth Planet Press is having an end-of-year sale.


Cynthia Leitich Smith interviews author Maha Addasi on Time to Pray, a book that looks at prayer in Muslim culture.

Verity LA interviews Kathy Charles, author of Hollywood Endings.


We review The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, and are disappointed to find that it doesnt live up to our expectations.

Dreamworld Books reviews Blackout by the unfailingly excellent Connie Willis.

Erin at Erin Reads reviews Daring to Eat a Peach by Joseph Zeppetello, and finds it somewhat of a slow burner.


Author Mary Victoria gives us a thoughtful little poem about the best gift you can buy for your loved ones during the Christmas/end of year season.

James Bradley gives us a thoughtful post about his 2010 top reads.

Lynn at Behler Books reflects on writing that grabs.

Just for fun

The Mystery Lovers Kitchen features some great author-submitted cookie (or biscuit, to those of us who arent American) recipes.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Shirley Jackson!

Quote of the day

Very few writers know what they are doing until theyve done it. Anne Lamott

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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