Good Reading : March 2017
GOOD READING MARCH 2017 9 Dear Rowena I was interested in ‘Why We Should All Read Donna Tartt’s The Secret History’(gr October 16 issue). Twenty-five years ago I gave my copy to a non-reading friend, and she was transformed by the book. She became an enthusiastic reader, demanded more ‘good books’ and found she loved reading – and still does. The Secret History changed her life. That’s a feel-good memory for me as well! Margaret,Toolangi Vic Dear gr A recent article linking grandmothers with their non-communicative grandsons via books sparked my interest. I have been trying to inspire my granddaughter to read books, so I began my search of young fiction. Charlie and the War against the Grannies by Alan Brough caught my eye and started us off. I read the books first then pass them on. A light text about dastardly plots combined with humorous pictures quickly attracts attention and engages the imagination. Jane was found chuckling and darting back to read, much to her parents’ amazement. David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny, with its laugh-out-loud illustrations (the best was Granny practising yoga in her underwear) came next. Oh, the joy of old age lived with courage! I’m told by booksellers that young adult fiction is really taking off. Watch out, because younger fiction, which is great fun, is close behind. If you haven’t tried Alan Brough or David Walliams, then do yourself a favour and give them a go. Sadly, Richard Roxburgh’s Artie and the Grime Wave left me cold, but that was an exception. Fran Clayton, Woree Qld YOUR SAY EDITOR & PUBLISHER • Rowena Morcom firstname.lastname@example.org DEPUTY EDITOR • Tim Graham email@example.com EDITORIAL MANAGER • Angus Dalton firstname.lastname@example.org ONLINE RESOURCES MANAGER Rosie Bisset email@example.com FINANCIAL DIRECTOR • David Morcom ART DIRECTOR • Danielle Cairis WORK/LIFE BALANCE SUPERVISOR Baxter the dog firstname.lastname@example.org PROOFREADER • Russell Thomson, AE ACCOUNTS ENQUIRIES email@example.com SUBSCRIPTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org Good Reading Magazine 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA 2041 Tel: (61 2) 8090 1051 Fax: (61 2) 9810 2488 goodreadingmagazine.com.au ISSN 1445-2839 Subscription rates Print-only 12 months (11 issues) Australia $109.50 I New Zealand A$124.95 International A$205 Online-only 12 months (11 issues, single user) $70 Print and online 12 months (11 issues, single user) Aust $133 | NZ A$155 | International A$230 PUBLISHED BY Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd ABN 38 003 750 150 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW Australia 2041 goodreadingmagazine.com.au Tel: (61 2) 8090 1051 Copyright ©2017 Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the publisher. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. Liability howsoever arising as a result of the use of, or reliance upon, any advice, representation, statement, advertisement, opinion or conclusion expressed in Good Reading is expressly disclaimed by the publishers and participants in its preparation. PRINTED BY Emerald Press DISTRIBUTED BY Network Distribution Phone 02 9282 8777 Good Reading uses Macquarie Dictionary.