Good Reading : November 2010
NOVEMBER 2010 ı goodreading 13 Figure 1.2 CHANGING FASHION IN URBAN FANTASY 2008 2009 FOOTWEAR: SUITABLE FOR DANCING WEAPONS: LONGSWORDS BOW & ARROW SMOULDERING GLARES CLOTHING: CLUBWEAR INSTEAD OF TACTICAL GEAR, MINISKIRTS, LITTLE RED DRESS CLOTHING: PANTS, TANK TOPS, LOTS OF BLACK, LOOSER FIT WEAPONS: GUNS KNIVES STEALTH PREFERRED BOYFRIEND: ALPHA WEREWOLF FAVORITE ACCESSORY: BARE TORSO PREFERRED BOYFRIEND: VAMPIRES & FAE FOOTWEAR: SUITABLE FOR CHASING WEREWOLVES POSE: ARCHED BACK, HIPS OUT POSE: FIGHTING STANCE, LOW CROUCH FAVORITE ACCESSORY: TRIBAL TATTOO OrbitBooks.net MODEL POUT AGGRESSIVE SNEER book trivia NOVEL IDEA In California, USA, a bookstore with a twist has recently opened. Off the Shelf is a combination of an iPad lounge and regular bookstore, where patrons can curl up on the couch with one of the store’s iPads or plug in their own and browse through the bookstore’s catalogue of e-books. Alternatively, if you’re a fan of the traditional book, Off the Shelf has a range of used books and magazines at your fingertips. Could this be the future of bookstores? 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 1/11/10 and 30/11/10 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made at www.goodreadingmagazine.com 5. The draws will take place on 1/12/2010. 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' names will be on the Good Reading website during December 2010. Six lucky readers will win a Beautiful Heart Bookmark, valued at $20.00 each. Reader's Niche is a specialist website dedicated to offering book lovers high-quality products such as bookmarks, jewellery, stationery and bookshelves. Their Beautiful Heart Bookmark is created from stainless steel and hangs on a plush red satin ribbon. A perfect placekeeper for those who have a passion for reading. To enter, tell us the colour of the ribbon. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to 'Bookmark Comp' GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Ten lucky readers will win a copy of Get a Grip, Cooper Jones by Sue Whiting, valued at $15.95 each. Cooper Jones is a teenager who is discovering life is more complicated than he thought. He is plagued by thoughts of his absent father, a man he suspects is a weak loser, and Cooper fears he will become just like him. Add to this his mother's odd behaviour and the arrival of the gorgeous Abbie in Wangaroo Bay and Cooper's life is starting to spin out of control. To enter, tell us the name of the author. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to 'Cooper Jones Comp' GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Ten lucky readers will win a copy of Tussock by Elizabeth Pulford, valued at $15.95 each. When Kate and Madeline's father goes missing on a routine local flight, family life is thrown into chaos. Madeline refuses to give up hope but for Kate comfort comes from the appearance of the troubled Troy. To Kate, Troy seems nearly as lost as her father and the mystery surrounding him leads Kate into dangerous territory. To enter, tell us the name of Madeline's sister. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to 'Tussock Comp' GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Monica McInerney August and September e ran a competition or one lucky reader to meet Monica McInerney, ourtesy of Penguin. We are very happy to announce that Leanne Childs from Angaston, SA is the winner! COVER TRENDS Every year sci-fi and fantasy imprint Orbit takes a look at the latest trends for fantasy book covers and compares the findings to those of the previous year. In this diagram, they take a look at the changing fashion in urban fantasy for heroines. Stilettos are on their way out while combat gear and take-no-crap attitudes are on the rise.
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