My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places by Mary Roach

My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places by Mary Roach, Reader’s Digest Association, ISBN 9781621450719, RRP $27.95, Available now. Mary Roach is a fantastic author, covering some of the most basic non-fiction subjects in an informative, funny and intelligent way. So I’m happy to read anything that comes my way that she’s written, even if […]

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The best thing that happened this week

Text Publishing (who publish fantastic books) are looking to hire an editor. They thought they’d post about it on their website. Hilarity ensued. By the time I got to: Andrew B — 22 May at 05:28PM Do you know who else had several years of full-time editorial experience in trade publishing, and was ready to […]

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In the Memorial Room by Janet Frame

In the Memorial Room by Janet Frame, Text Publishing, ISBN 9781922147134, RRP $35, Available now. In the Memorial Room is the second posthumous Janet Frame novel to be published, after Towards Another Summer which I thoroughly enjoyed, both deemed too personal or too “close to home” to be published while she was alive. Fortunately both break […]

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$30 Meat Pack by Richard Meros

$30 Meat Pack: The Complete Written Correspondence between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand, Vol 2 by Richard Meros, Lawrence and Gibson, $25, ISBN 9780473229009, Available now. A $30 meat pack might seem like a slightly cheapskate raffle prize at your local rugby club but in the hands of Richard Meros and Wellington publishing collective […]

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