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Announcing three winners

As you know, I love giving books away and today I’m thrilled to be able to announce three lucky winners of some new books for their bookshelves…

tornFirst up, in August I was able to offer a copy of Karen Turner’s Torn (Palmer Higgs Books) to one lucky reader.

‘Torn’ is set in London’s high society, an opulent setting where each family estate is more impressive than the last. The story’s main character, Alexandra, is a tomboy, but no less a part of her fine surroundings. She may resist, but as she grows, she finds herself drawn into the dance the same as everyone else… You can read the full review here.

Congratulations Jeannine Barrett, a copy of Torn is all yours! I’ll email you tonight to make arrangements.

Secondly, this week I was feeling a little guilty, a bit neglectful of my bookish friends as I was absent from Facebook for a few days. As such, I thought I’d make up for it by giving away a couple of Popular Penguins from the TBYL Store.

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The two winners of our Popular Penguin give-away are Elizabeth Phan and Jacqueline Troung. Congrates guys – could you please email me at info@thatbookyoulike.com.au with your postal address? I’ll send you a list of books to choose from!

Thanks to everyone for getting involved and keep reading for more chances to win.


I love orange…

I’m please to be able to share a bit of a sneak-peak at the newly hung Mt Zero Cabin 1 at the Grampians, and it’s looking great!

I’m all on track to pop in to the opening on Thursday night (12 May 6 – 8pm) at the Firestation Print Studio in Armadale.  I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to have a bit of a chat to some of the artists and am looking forward to getting an insight into what went into this collection of work. I’m assured that I’ll be left longing for the Grampians by the end of the evening, and I don’t doubt it.

Lovely Orange, Lovely Penguins
I am so excited, I’ve almost turned orange myself!  The announcement of the next set of Popular Penguins made my day, and helped to cheer me up on this insanely chilly, grey old Melbourne day.

Due for release September 2011, the new collection includes the following titles:

Barry Hines, A Kestrel for a Knave
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India
Anais Nin, A Spy In The House Of Love
James Baldwin, Another Country
Bryce Courtenay, April Fool’s Day
Roald Dahl, Boy
John Cheever, Falconer
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Robert Graves, I, Claudius
Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-four
Virginia Woolf, Orlando
Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime
Ali Smith, The Accidental
Zadie Smith, The Autograph Man
John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids
Pat Barker, The Eye in the Door
Norman Mailer, The Fight
Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar
Raymond Chandler, The High Window
John Steinbeck, The Pearl
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies

I’m particularly rapt with the inclusion of Nineteen Eighty-four and The Time Machine.

Which title would you buy first?