The prestigious 2014 Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Richard Flanagan, for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
The National Reading Hour is today 6pm – 7pm! Share a book with your friends & family to spread the love of reading.
Any blog about the digital age, books and libraries without a mention of the new purpose-built Library Retrieval System (LRS) that recently opened at the University of Technology Sydney.
Evie Wyld for All the Birds, Singing.
The Miles Franklin Award is presented each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.
The Miles Franklin was first awarded in 1957. Since then, the annual announcement of the winner has become an event anticipated and discussed throughout Australia and around the world.
Read more about the 2014 winner…
Author Harper Lee’s famous classic To Kill a Mockinbird will be available on eBook and Audiobook from July 8, according to HarperCollins.
In a statement, Lee, now 88, said that “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries…I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation.”
First published in July 1960, Mockingbird has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and still sells more than one million copies a year, according to HarperCollins.
eBook lending supplier Overdrive has not yet announced if it will hold the eBook for lending through libraries.
Apple is finally cooperating with independent ebook monitor Michael Bromwich in efforts to examine Apple’s compliance policies and procedures. Bloomberg has reported that “Bromwich said his team experienced “unexpected delays in its efforts to evaluate Apple’s antitrust compliance policies, procedures and training” following his October appointment. After the appeals court ruling, his team attempted to “reset” the relationship, which resulted in constructive responses from Apple, he said.”
For most of us, there’s hardly any time to fit in any leisure reading. So what are some strategies we can use?
The Reading Hour has come upon us! Read from 5pm-6pm tonight, and kick start a daily habit of reading just 10 minutes a day.
But don’t just leave it till then. There are events happening all day at most libraries and bookshops to celebrate the joy of reading. Book signings, children storytime and much more…
Find out more at http://www.love2read.org.au