Good Reading : July 2010
JULY 2010 ı goodreading 13 book trivia Cartoon © 2010 Jonny Hawkins 10 lucky readers will win a copy of The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly, valued at $29.99. It is the sweltering summer of 1997, and Karen is a straight-laced, straight-A university student. When she meets the impossibly glamorous Biba, a bohemian orphan who lives in a crumbling old mansion with her enigmatic brother Rex, she is soon drawn into their world but something terrible is about to happen, and someone's going to end up dead. To enter, tell us what year the book is set in. Write your answer, your name and contact details on the back of an envelope and send to 'The Poison Tree Competition', GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. 10 lucky readers will win a copy of The Princess and her Panther by Wendy Orr, valued at $22.99. What do you get when you take one brave, big sister, one not-so-brave little sister, a spooky night-time backyard, and heaps of imagination? The most magnificent camp-out ever! From the author of Nim's Island comes the perfect story for chasing away the shadows of the night. This warm story is accompanied by vibrant and rich illustrations by Lauren Stringer. To enter, tell us the name of the illustrator. Write your answer, your name and contact details on the back of an envelope and send to 'The Princess and her Panther Competition', GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. TRAINING MYSTERIES The online bookseller Abebooks.com, much like Amazon.com, is full of lists. A list we enjoyed reading recently gave details of good train mysteries. Here it is: Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Stamboul Train by Graham Greene The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin The Edge by Dick Francis La Béte Humaine by Émile Zola 4.50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood The Taking of Pelham 123 by John Godey SEX MIGHT SAVE BOOK PUBLISHING Here in the Souther n Hemisphere the book publishing industry is fairly robust, but in the US and the UK it has been flagging in recent times, hit by a changing consumer culture, the Global Financial Crisis and more. But publishers might have found the answer: erotica. Mainstream publishers like Random House, Penguin and Simon & Schuster have all introduced erotica imprints recently. Some speculate that the internet, with its possibility for anonymous purchase and anonymous participation in online bookclubs, has helped. Sexy lit isn't just for readers of romance anymore, although there's plenty of steam left in those books too. To win one of five $50 online vouchers to Rosemary's Romance Books, write to us and tell us what sort of romance novels you like to read (see our romance feature on page 14 for ideas). Put your answer, name and contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to 'Romance Competition' Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. STRESS DOWN AND WIN! Lifeline, the suicide prevention and mental health charity, is running Stress Down Day on 23 July. Two books that Lifeline sells to help manage stress and depression are The Upside of Down by Tamra Mercieca and D-Stress by Meiron Lees. To win one of these books, write to us and tell us your favourite method of combating stress. Put your answer on the back of an envelope with your name and address and send to ‘Stress Down Competition’ GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or at www.goodreadingmagazine.com. Register your workplace for Stress Down Day at www.stressdown.org.au Lifeline’s 24-hour counselling service phone number is 13 11 14. TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions. 2. The promoter is Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd. 3. Entry is open to all residents of Australia. 4. Entries must be made between 01/7/10 and 31/7/10 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made at www.goodreadingmagazine.com 5. The judging will take place on 2/8/10. 6. Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. 7. The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 8. Any change in the value of the prizes between the publishing date and the date the prizes are claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter. 9. Winning entries will be those that are judged to have the correct or best answers. 10. The winners will be notified by mail and their names will be published on the Good Reading website during August 2010.