Good Reading : April 2006
This month 20 lucky winners could win a copy of Two Women of Galilee by Mary Rourke valued at $22.95. To enter simply write your details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Two Women of Galilee 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 1/4/06 and 30/4/06 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 01/1/06 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 Harlequin. 4.The first 20 valid entries drawn will each win a copy ofTwo Women of Galilee by Mary Rourke valued at $22.95. The total prize value is $459.00. 5.The draw will take place at no. 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 at 11 am on 1/5/06. The winners will be notified by mail and their names will be published in the June issue ofGood Reading magazine on 31/5/06. 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 24/8/06 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 06/02390 ACT Permit no.TP 06/00900 NT Permit no.NT06/700 Win! book trivia Bestsellers 1 Spotless Shannon Lush & Jennifer Fleming ABC $19.95 2 Anybody Out There? Marian Keyes Michael Joseph $32.95 3 The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Manny Noakes & Peter Clifton Penguin $34.95 4 The 5th Horseman James Patterson & Max Paetro Headline $32.95 5 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Vintage $23.95 6 Cell Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton $35.00 7 Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Street Directory UBD Universal $34.95 8 Second Honeymoon Joanna Trollope Bloomsbury $29.95 9 Death Dance Linda Fairstein Little, Brown $32.95 10 Perfect Match Jodi Picoult Allen & Unwin $12.95 11 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown Corgi $19.95 12 Teacher Man Frank McCourt Fourth Estate $49.95 13 The Grave Tattoo Val McDermid HarperCollins $29.95 14 Brokeback Mountain Annie Proulx HarperPerennial $22.95 15 Ugly Constance Briscoe Hodder & Stoughton $35.00 © Nielsen BookScan 2006. Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide. APRIL 2006 ı goodreading 15 An enterprising German furniture maker has come up with a novel idea for those houses without enough room for a library – a portable reading ‘room’, complete with shelves, lamp, comfy seating, desk, footrest and drawers. Check out the various models on their website, www.moormann.de A moveable feast Comatose classics In January the Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Column 8’ ran an amus- ing sequence of comments from readers about boring classic novels It started when one contributor claimed that James Joyce’s Ulysses is unreadable; several readers then wrote in to say that Finnegan’s Wake makes Ulysses look like a comic book. Then a Brisbane reader wrote: ‘I was just wondering if anyone has read more than 100 pages of Beowulf without their eyeballs drying shut and rigor starting to set in?’ Finally, a Sydney man claimed that you’d need six months to read Proust’sÀ la Recherche du Temps Perdu ‘because you’ll keep falling asleep’. Do any gr readers want to add to the list, or defend their favourite classic if it’s among the above? And how does the verdict on Ulysses sit with the fact that a signed 1922 copy of the book has been named the most valuable work of twentieth-century fiction, worth £100,000, by Book & Magazine Collector magazine? Canada bound! The competition to win a wonderful trip for two to the Canadian Rockies to experience Canada’s unique ‘Christmas in November’ this year has been won by a reader from the ACT. So, bad luck to all of you who missed out – but watch out for further competitions down the track.