Good Reading : May 2011
MAY 2011 ı goodreading 9 book trivia 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 1/05/11 and 31/05/11 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au 5. The draws will take place on 1/06/2011. 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 June 2011. Win one of 10 copies of A Few Right Thinking Men valued at $22.99 each! Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, A Few Right Thinking Men tells the story of Rowland, the disreputable son of the respectable and influential Sinclair family in 1930s Australia. Even with the unemployed lining the streets, Rowland lives in a sheltered world of wealth, culture and impeccable tailoring, indulging in his artistic passions and friends -- a poet, a painter and a brazen sculptress -- with the help of the family fortune. Mounting political tensions fuelled by the Great Depression take Australia to the brink of revolution. Rowland Sinclair is indifferent to politics ... until a brutal murder exposes an extraordinary and treasonous conspiracy. To enter, tell us the name of the protagonist of this book. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it in to 'A Few Right Thinking Men Competition' GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Win one of 5 double passes to a production of Terminus valued at $170 for each double pass! A roaring hit when it had its world premiere in 2007, this award-winning production from Ireland's iconic Abbey Theatre comes to the Sydney Opera House as part of a major international tour. Terminus weaves together three vast, elaborate and enthralling narratives to create a play The Irish Times described as hilarious, stunning, surprisingly touching and enormously satisfying'. Hold on tight as the ordinary turns extraordinary in this exhilarating play written and directed by Mark O'Rowe, writer of Howie the Rookie and the cult film Intermission. This month the Sydney Theatre Company and gr are giving five lucky readers the chance to attend Terminus on Monday 6 June at 6.30pm. To enter, tell us the name of the director of Terminus. Write your answer and contact details on the back of an envelope and send it in to 'Terminus Competition' GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Entrants must be able to attend the production on Monday 6 June at 6.30pm at the Sydney Opera House. Tickets cannot be exchanged for other dates; arriving at the venue is the winners' responsibility. THE LIBRARY IS OPEN Over the last decade or so the world of books and reading has undergone gigantic changes with the inception of websites like Amazon and Google, which have changed the way books are sold and how they can be accessed. The Open Library project has invested a lot of effort into combining the two forms – digital and print – to create a website that has a web page for every book ever published. This has been a gigantic task, but after three years of hard work and perseverance, the Open Library website is now up and running, featuring more than 20 million records – and there are more on the way! Functioning as a kind of Wikipedia for books, the site allows users to edit and add to the pages about each book. Material for the pages is pulled from sources all over the world, including libraries, book clubs and retailers. But Open Library doesn’t just pull information from other sites; it also allows users to personalise each book by adding comments or reviews, thereby helping to reach its goal of sharing information about books as widely as possible. You can even create your own personal list of books to read or borrow. Check it out at www.openlibrary.org. MAGIC MAIL Britain's Royal Mail has released a special set of eight stamps featuring wizards, witches and enchanters made popular in literature. Now creating magic on envelopes in the UK are Merlin and Morgan le Fay from the Arthurian legend, Aslan and the White Witch from C S Lewis's 'The Chronicles of Nar nia', Nanny Ogg and Rincewind from Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' series and Albus Dumbledore and his nemesis Lord Voldemort from the Har ry Potter universe.