Tim Winton won the Miles Franklin award for a record fourth time with his latest novel Breath. I still haven’t got round to reading any of his books, but I plan to read Cloudstreet very soon.
The ANONthology project sounds great. They have published a book of short stories by nine different authors, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Joyce Carol Oates and many lesser known writers, but they aren’t letting you know which author wrote which story. The aim is to guess, and there is a prize for one of the people who guesses correctly. I’ll definitely be taking part in this challenge and will be reviewing the short stories over the coming weeks.
I have seen authors comment on a book review before, but never their husband, especially one who isn’t complimentary!
Book, Line and Sinker showed us her beautiful book embosser. If I kept any books once I’d read them then I’d buy one straight away!
I saw the trailer for Time Traveller’s Wife for the first time this week. I was really worried that they’d ruin one of my favourite books, but the trailer was so good I actually had a tear in my eye watching it!
Haruki Murakami fans snapped up his latest novel 1Q84 after five-year wait, unfortunately we still have to wait for it to be translated into English.
I didn’t even realise that the little icon in the address bar was called a favicon until I read Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’s excellent post on how to add them.
Finally, Maw Books told us about the Website Grader site. You just type in your blog’s address and it gives you a report highlighting where you can improve things on your blog, and how your site ranks against all the other ones out there. I love statistics, so could play with it for hours!