Good Reading : April 2008
1 book trivia Everything Old is New Again Congratulations to Mem Fox whose Possum Magic has reached its Silver Anniversary! This special edition with a new cover is on sale only during 2008 so you’d best snap one up as soon as you can! A cute hardback mini-edition is also available. Originally published as four separate books, num- bers five to eight in the ‘Emily Eyefinger’ series by Duncan Ball, about a girl who has an eye on her finger (great for looking around corners!), are now out in one neat volume.These are fun books for young read- ers with manageable short chapters. JRR Tolkein wrote and illustrated Mr Bliss in the 1930s for his own young children but it wasn’t published until 1982. Mr Bliss, a man who wears very tall hats, decides to buy a car and this sets off a series of disasters. Now a stunning fac- simile hardback edition has been released from HarperCollins Publishers. It includes the author’s original notebook and is complete with his charming illustrations. This month 10 lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of the science fiction novel Genesis, valued at $19.95. It won the 2007 Young Adult Fiction category of the NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Go forward in time… Now we are alone. Outsiders can no longer be trusted and are shot on sight. Here in the new Republic the people serve the State and the Philosophers who guide it, until one man, Adam Forde puts himself at grave risk, and changes everything. We witness a young Academy candidate being put through a gruelling examination. Her speciality: the life of Adam Forde. What secrets has she discovered and what is her own surprising link to Adam? The story of an extraordinary society that makes the final leap. To enter, tell us the name of the man who puts himself at grave risk. Write your answer, and your name and contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Genesis Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com. 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 01/04/08 and 30/04/08 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 02/05/08. 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 in the June issue of Good Reading and on the Good Reading website during May 2008. In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation. Stéphane Mallarmé Win! This month bioRevive is giving 10 lucky readers a chance to win one of 10 sample packs of tearsagain®, each worth $24.95. tearsagain is an innovative clinically proven new dry eye spray, sprayed onto the closed eyelid with no need to remove makeup or contact lenses. Much easier than trying to put eye drops in, that’s for sure! tearsagain® is available throughout pharmacies and optometrists Australia-wide. To enter, simply tell us why you’d like to win a sample of tearsagain®. Write your answer, your name and contact details, on the back of an envelope and mail to tearsagain® competition, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.