Jul 13

13th July 2009 – Which? What? Who?

Well, it’s taken me two weeks, but I have finally managed to get a Which? What? Who? post in on time. Yay me!

Book Discussions:

I have been greatly distracted over the past 4 days by a Twitter competition run by Penguin Books Australia. (@PenguinBooksAus) offering $2000 worth of Penguin book to the best answer for the question “Why did the penguin cross the road”.

There were some very creative answers (including some absolute winners from me, thank you very much) and I particularly enjoyed some of the photographic answers, particularly these from Jane Wills and James Tinniswood.

Sadly, Penguin Australia did not see the incredible wit of my replies and I didn’t even manage to score an honourable mention in the competition results. The experience was not a total loss however. I did create a Popular Penguins Reading Challenge thanks to the experience and am toying with the idea of a Penguin Classics Reading Challenge as well (but don’t tell Meredith or I will get a lecture on over-committing myself).

For those who missed out on the Penguin giveaway, you should visit Natasha at Maw Books, who is offering a signed copy of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Full entry details are at her blog and entries close 23rd July 2009. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Tree Swing Reading also has a great Christian Book Giveaway, offering copies of all the titles nominated for the Christy Award. Visit the blog to put your name in the draw for any titles that interest you (or all of them if you want). Entries close on the 30th July 2009.

I know it isn’t book related, but I just have to include a link to my post at Oh, the Thinks you can Think about the new ad campaign for Perfect Italiano. It works for me.

Fave Book Blogs this week:

In no particular order, these are some blogs that have caught my attention this week:

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  1. Kat

    Thanks for stopping by the blog. I was also bummed not to win the Penguin contest, but it was great fun to read all the entries.
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Productivity Commission expected to recommend open market for books =-.

    1. Susan

      I loved the photo entries for the Penguin competition. I thought they were very clever. Some of the answers were great and very clever. The winner wasn’t my favourite one. I had my fingers crossed to win – would have LOVED to go crazy with $2000 on books, although I guess Meredith would have made me share some with her. 🙁

  2. Ali

    I’m glad that you liked my blog, thanks for mentioning it.
    .-= Ali´s last blog ..Summer 2009 Photo Contest =-.

  3. Bernadette

    Susan I saw your comment on the book buying binge at the Ms Bookish blog. You mentioned fishpond but do you also know about bookdepository.co.uk? It’s in England but they do free shipping worldwide – their prices are sometimes awesomely cheap (especially for books which have been out for a few months), even taking into account the exchange rate. I just thought I’d pass it on in case you haven’t yet discovered it 🙂
    .-= Bernadette ´s last blog ..Review: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kate Summerscale =-.

    1. Susan

      I hadn’t heard of bookdepository. Thanks Bernadette! I wandered over to your blog from Ms Bookish as well. 🙂

      Not sure that my husband will be thanking you for showing me somewhere else that I can buy cheap books. He’s not a big reader and doesn’t understand my obsession. It’s so frustrating that books are so expensive here in Australia. I am very envious of the huge book buying binges that everyone seems to go on at Costco.

      I’m thinking of joinging up with Book Mooch. I have stacks of books that I could pass along to make room for all the books I still want to buy. 🙂

  4. Bernadette

    Susan I’m sure your husband has something equivalent that he spends time and money on – sport? power tools? beer? I always say I don’t spend money on clothes and shoes so I am allowed an indulgence 🙂

    I am a book mooch member – I like it but I don’t know that I’ve saved any money – I send more books than I get and most to overseas folks which is expensive – and not that many people are willing to send to Australia – although it is getting better and slowly there are more Aussie members

    Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been reading more crime fiction than ever lately but yes I do adore Bill Bryson – I’ve just gotten one of my favourites on audio book because it’s read by him
    .-= Bernadette´s last blog ..Review: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kate Summerscale =-.

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