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June 2013

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Annie's Books on Peregian

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Dear Annie,

 

Love book

 

WINTER NEWSLETTER

 

Things are cooling down, but I'm fortunate to be here in the warm heart of Peregian Beach Village and surrounded by some hot titles! I feel that I need another set of eyes to read all the books I want to - the thought of learning to speed read has never really appealed to me. I like to read every word, every phrase, every sentence, as this is the true heart of storytelling - how the words actually fit together and create the structure of the novel. This is where the real talent lies. Anyone can have a story, but it's how you tell it that is the secret.

 

Tim Winton Big news!! There's a new novel from TIM WINTON on the way!!! Yes, at last!! It will be called EYRIE, and I expect it in October.

 

I am pleading for a pre-release copy so I can spread the word. Stand by for six months of great new literary releases - God knows how we're going to get through them all.


My recent reads: THE SON by Philipp Meyer was a big undertaking, but I absolutely loved it and was totally absorbed for the 500 plus pages. It's for those of us who love Cormac McCarthy and the stories set in American western history. It's tough, confronting, violent but beautiful. I finally read CANADA by Richard Ford. Again, it's a big American novel - fantastic writing - wonderful characters and a captivating, unusual storyline.   One to satisfy my hunger for Africa was WHITE DOG WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Eleanor Morse, set in Botswana in the '70s, it's the story of a young man who flees from extreme danger in South Africa, over the border to Botswana. I loved reading this book - I feel that it truthfully portrays real life in those countries at the time and is obviously written by a person who knows the people intimately.   I'm now reading THE BOOKMAN'S TALE by Charlie Lovett - a book about the obsession for books!!

 

Happy reading,

from Annie & Lyn


EVENTS 





DIGITAL STORYLINES: Storytelling for the 21st century

  

Tell Stories

Storytelling is our shared heritage, with each generation passing on their stories and their histories to enrich the lives of those who come after them. We all have stories of our own, but most of us lack the confidence to share them, thinking they have little or no importance.

 

Nadine Thomas has planned a series of workshops where she helps us to find our own story or stories and create a short DVD about an aspect of our life or ourself. The workshops take place once a week for three hours over three weeks. The groups are small and the whole thing is very casual and enjoyable.

 

This is an opportunity to document an important or memorable period of our life, which can be passed to our children. As well as coming away from the workshop with a unique personal record, the storytelling itself has the ability to heal wounds of the past and give our lives greater perspective and meaning.

 

Please request an information sheet - available by email.

The workshops will be held in the shop - after hours.

 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

NADINE THOMAS

SATURDAYS 6th, 13th & 20th JULY = 3.30-6.30pm       

COST: $250.00 per person (includes all 3 sessions)

(COMPUTER LITERACY HELPFUL BUT NOT ESSENTIAL.)

ENQUIRIES OR BOOKINGS - 5448 2053 or anniesbooks@bigpond.com  





  

   

Tickets are now on sale for the Reality Bites non-fiction literary festival which is being held at the end of July. I have programs in store, or you can find all the details on the website www.realitybitesfestival.org. You can make bookings on the website, or you may wish to purchase tickets here at the shop. Remember, discounts apply to most ticket prices only until 1st July.  

 

It's a big, full program, promising plenty of lively discussion and literary enjoyment, all set in the wonderful town of Cooroy, and the award winning Cooroy Library. Sessions are relaxed and informal, and questions from the audience are encouraged. There's a lot happening around the traps over the next couple of months, so don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this rich and unique literary experience. I am looking forward to a few days in the hills - I will have a permanent bookshop at the Festival, in the Cooroy Library.


NEWS   



SUCCESSFUL BLOGGING IN 12 SIMPLE STEPS - ANNABEL CANDY

Successful Blogging

ANNABEL CANDY founded a very successful travel blog called Get in the Hot Spot. She has discovered that many people (like me) have a fear of this new, immediate technology. Annabel has drawn on her experience - an MA in Design for Interactive Media and 16 years designing and writing for the internet - and has produced a very clear, step by step guide to successful blogging, demystifying social media, and making it available to the normal (non-techno) person on the street. Annabel (naturally) has a great site www.successfulblogging.com - and I have copies of her wonderful book here for sale. Yes, another brilliant local!


GREAT NEW BOOKS...      




Bookman's Tale

THE SON - Philipp Meyer

 

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED - Khaled Hosseini

 

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE - Neil Gaiman

 

KILL ROOM - Jeffrey Deaver

 

THE LOCAL WILDLIFE - Robert Drewe

 

WALLABY WARRIOR - Greg Growden

 

THE BOOKMAN'S TALE: A NOVEL OF OBSESSION - Charlie Lovett (end June)


SOME EXCITING FUTURE RELEASES       




EYRIE - Tim Winton (October)

 

LIGHT OF THE WORLD - James Lee Burke (July)

 

WATCHING YOU - Michael Robotham (August)

 

SAVE WITH JAMIE - Jamie Oliver (end August)

 

EMBER ISLAND - Kimberley Freeman (September)

 

THE ENGLISH GIRL - Daniel Silvas (August)

 

PLANET ELEPHANT - Tammie Matson (August)

 

LOSS OF INNOCENCE - Richard North Patterson (August)

 

NEVER GO BACK - Lee Child (September)

 

POLICE - Jo Nesbo (September)

 

AN APPETITE FOR WONDER - Richard Dawkins (memoir) (September


THE LOCAL WILDLIFE - Robert Drewe


WONDERFUL WORDS        




See if you can use them in normal  conversation!!)

 

TSUNDOKU - The act of letting unread books pile up. (Japanese)

 

PERISSOLOGY - The use of over-long words or more words than necessary to explain one's meaning.

 

LETHOLOGICA - The inability to recall a precise word for something.

 

SESQUIPEDALIA - (of words) Having many syllables.

 

SCHADENFREUDE - Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.


QUIDNUNC - A gossip or busybody
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"No one has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold."    (Zelda Fitzgerald)  

 
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