Good Reading : April 2011
6 goodreading ı APRIL 2011 EDITOR & PUBLISHER Rowena Cseh email@example.com DEPUTY EDITOR Tim Graham firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL & TEAM ASSISTANT Roze Abraham email@example.com ART DIRECTOR Sonia McAllan DESIGN ASSISTANT Jenni Leigh FINANCIAL DIRECTOR David Morcom firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Tatyana Kovalyov email@example.com ADVERTISING MANAGER Andrew Durack firstname.lastname@example.org ONLINE RESOURCES MANAGER Bevan Rigato email@example.com WORK / LIFE BALANCE SUPERVISOR Baxter the dog firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOUNTS ENQUIRIES email@example.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Bonnie Goodman Good Reading Magazine Reply Paid 3835 SYDNEY NSW AUSTRALIA 2001 Phone (61 2) 8090 1051 Fax (61 2) 9810 2488 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.goodreadingmagazine.com ISSN 1445-2839 Subscription rates Print only 12 months (11 issues) Australia $89.50 New Zealand A$109.50 International A$169.95 Online only 12 months (11 issues, single user) $55 Print and online 12 months (11 issues, single user) Within Australia $109.95 New Zealand A$132 International A$189.95 PUBLISHED BY Good Reading Magazine Pty Limited ABN 38 003 750 150 2a Booth Street Balmain NSW Australia 2041 www.goodreadingmagazine.com Phone (61 2) 8090 1051 Copyright © 2011 Good Reading Magazine Pty Limited All rights reserved. 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The river then car ried her and my son about 30 metres downstream. She was wonderful and brave and didn't panic -- just held her brother above the water and let the river take her until she could reach a safe spot. It was incredibly har rowing and a true near-death experience for her. After everyone was safe and we had all hugged and shed tears I asked her what she was thinking while it was unfolding. She answered, 'It happened so quickly that all I remember thinking was, "I can't drown. I haven't yet finished my book!" ' That's what I call living to read. Michaela Owen,Yass NSW Dear Good Reading I love to read books by Paul Jennings because they're short and funny and it can't get much better than that. I also love to read fantasy books like the book I'm reading now, called Museum of Thieves (from 'The Keepers' series). Katey, aged 11, Maryborough, Qld Hi Rowena As a new reader (some 12 months or so) of gr, I thought I just had to write to congratulate and thank you for such a fabulous magazine. I picked up a copy in the library one day last year and was immediately and absolutely rapt in Good Reading. I can't get enough of it! I just adore books and this makes the process of choosing what to read next so much easier. It is always exciting and fills me with such anticipation and some sense of frustration about what to read first and the fact that I can only read one book at a time. I hope that despite all this technology that the printed word in its cur rent for m never goes away. I can't ever imagine achieving with an e-reader the level of comfort that I feel when curling up with a good book. I look forward to continuing to have my monthly fix and for this I thank you graciously. Julie Rodgie, Berkeley Vale NSW Note from Ed: You might remember a dog named Mick, who made an appearance on this page in the February issue.Well, his owners now have a new puppy. His name is Bran.The photo they sent us was so terrific we couldn't resist sharing it with you. It shows the pure joy of life.