Good Reading : October 2005
goodreading 13 Bestsellers 1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Children’s edition JK Rowling Bloomsbury $45.00 2 The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Manny Noakes & Peter Clifton Penguin $29.95 3 Polar Shift Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos Michael Joseph $29.95 4 Lifeguard James Patterson & Andrew Gross Headline $32.95 5 Don’t Kiss Them Goodbye Allison DuBois Simon & Schuster $24.95 6 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown Corgi $19.95 7 Velocity Dean R. Koontz HarperCollins $29.95 8 A Man’s Got to Have a Hobby William McInnes Hodder Headline $32.95 9 Angels and Demons Dan Brown Corgi $19.95 10 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl Puffin $16.95 11 Simply Bill Bill Granger Murdoch $45.00 12 Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin Viking $29.95 13 The Zahir Paulo Coelho HarperCollins $29.95 14 Friends, Lovers, Chocolate Alexander McCall Smith Little, Brown $29.95 15 Cross Bones Kathy Reichs William Heinemann $32.95 © Nielsen BookScan 2005. Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide. This month 10 lucky readers could win one of 10 copies of Femaie Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy, valued at $27.95 each. To enter, simply write your details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Raunch Culture 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 1/10/05 and 31/10/05 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. 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NT05/2750 Win! from book to film The film of Stormbreaker (the first book in the teenage superspy Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz) started shooting last July on the Isle of Man. It has a budget of US$40 million, which makes it one of the biggest UK films ever. The cast features Alex Pettifer as Alex Rider (last seen here as Tom Brown in the telemovie Tom Brown’s Schooldays, screened on the ABC), Mickey Rourke as Darius Sayle, Bill Nighy as Alan Blunt, Ewan McGregor as Ian Rider and Sophie Okinawa (recently nominated for a best actress Oscar for Hotel Rwanda) as Mrs Jones. The film is the first production by the Weinstein Company, headed by former Miramax supremos Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Horowitz has also sold the rights to his forthcoming series ‘The Power of Five’, which he describes as ‘Stephen King for teens’. The first book in the series, Ravensgate, is being published by Walker Books this month. book trivia First in Australia HarperCollinsPublishers is the first book pub- lisher in Australia to bring book and author information to you via your mobile phone. You can receive chapter samplers of new books, as well as infor mation about authors and their previous books, on your mobile phone. HarperCollins will launch MobileReader with excerpts from inter national authors Dean Koontz and Paulo Coelho and Australian author Janine Allis. By visiting the HarperCollins website www.HarperCollins.com.au you can register to have the MobileReader offerings sent directly to your mobile. After the launch of www.mobilereader.com.au the site will have new authors each month for readers to discover, as well as specific reading packs for crime, romance and children’s titles. Facts & figures Research released by eBay.com.au shows that the majority of Australians are collectors in denial! 97% of Australians have a collection, yet six out of ten do not consider themselves to be ‘collectors’. Most Australians are passionate collectors of everyday items including clothing, accessories, wine, CDs and DVDs. The research shows that the most popular collections (a collection of 20 or more of a particular item) in Australia are books, which are collected by 77% of Australians, followed by CDs (74%) and DVDs (60%).