Book Watch – NZ Herald on Sunday, 9 February 2014

Maia and What Matters By Tine Mortier, Illustrated by Kaatje Vermeire, Book Island A stunning and deeply moving picture book, Maia and What Matters is the story of Maia and her beloved grandma. Dealing compassionately and appropriately with issues of loss and grieving, as well as old age, this is a wonderful book to share […]

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Book Review: Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett, Doubleday, ISBN9780857522276, RRP $49.99 It is by turns amazing and fortunate (for us readers) that Discworld is now 40; Raising Steam is the 40th novel in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Look, you all know how I feel about Pratchett, and if this is your first time visiting (Aloha!) then look around! […]

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The Whitcoulls Top 100 2012-13

Media release                                                                                                   July 16, 2012 Murder, lust and revenge top the list From murderous thrillers to scandalous love affairs, New Zealanders have revealed their favourite reads in the Whitcoulls Top 100 of 2012-13. The Whitcoulls Top 100 has been the go-to guide for reading enthusiasts for more than a decade and with 20,000 votes this […]

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Book Review: Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Snuff by Terry Pratchett, Doubleday, RRP $55, ISBN 9780385619264, Available now.  Every new Discworld book is a cause for rejoicing. When I am old and infirm I will read nothing but Discworld, or possibly listen to them depending on the state of my health. Snuff is the 39th Discworld novel (yes, you read that right, 39th) […]

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