Good Reading : July 2006
JULY 2006 ı goodreading 15 This month 15 lucky winners could each win a copy of Careless by Deborah Roberston, valued at $32.95. To enter simply write your details on the back of an envelope and mail to Careless Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1.Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. 2.Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand who are readers ofGood Reading magazine. Entries must be made between 1/7/06 and 31/7/06 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001. Employees and their immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3.The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be taken as cash. Any change in the value of the prize occurring between 01/4/06 and the date the prizes are claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter and any difference in prize value will be the responsibility of the winner. The total prize mentioned is the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and is correct at the time of printing. Prizes will be provided by Pan Macmillan Australia. 4.The first 15 valid entries drawn will each win a copy ofCareless, valued at $32.95. The total prize value is $494.25. 5.The draw will take place at no. 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 at 11 am on 1/8/06. The winners will be notified by mail and their name will be published in the September issue ofGood Reading magazine on 30/8/06. 6.The promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the prizes. 7.The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 8.The promoter may conduct such further draws at the same place as the original draw as are necessary on 24/11/06 in order to distribute the prize if it remains unclaimed by that date, subject to any written directions given under Reg 37 of the Lottery and Gaming Regulations 1993 (S.A.). 9.All entries become the property of the promoter. 10.The promoter is Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd of 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 ABN 38 003 750 150 NSW Permit no. TPL 06/05898 ACT Permit no. TP 06/02167 Win! book trivia Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leaning towards error. But most of all they resemble us in their precarious hold on life. Joseph Conrad SNEAK PREVIEW OFFER! ‘After killing the redhaired man I took myself off to Quinn’s for an oyster supper …’ That’s the first line of The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox, described as ‘an extraordinary story of murder, love, ambition and revenge in Victorian England’, to be published in October this year. The publishers are so excited about this title that they are offering to send a bound manuscript to the first 50 readers willing to fill in a questionnaire about the novel once they’ve finished it. To secure your copy, simply fill in the card you’ll find with the subscription cards in between pages 44 and 45 and send it back to us! Book buyers’ loyalty program The Dymocks chain of bookshops has recently initiated a new booklovers’ loyalty program for regular book buyers. Members of the scheme receive a ‘credit card’ that is swiped at every purchase to give them points, which can be redeemed in future purchases. There’s also a bi-monthly magazine, member events, competitions and special promotions. Go to your local store or visit www. dymocks.com.au to find out more. Shop ’til you drop & other rhymes Since 2001 the Broadway Shopping Centre in Sydney has held, in conjunction with the Poets Union, an annual poetry competition that carries a prize of $3000 for the winning poem. gr was intrigued to hear about this, and we wondered if any other shopping centres in Australia offer similar prizes for literary efforts? The Broadway Poetry Prize is open to all citizens and permanent residents of Australia and the deadline for this year’s prize is 28 July. The winner will be announced at the Australian Poetry Festival, held 1-10 September. Mars and Venus A recent survey conducted by London University’s Queen Mary College con- firmed what book lovers have long suspected: men and women have very different reactions to novels. A list of 20 books cited by men as having a profound influence on them, and another list cited by women, have only four books in common: Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. Harper Lee was in fact the only female writer on the men’s list, whereas the women’s list includes six male writers. Top of the men’s list was The Outsider by Albert Camus; top of the wom- en’s list was Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.