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The Extraordinary Story of Doujon’s Heart

August 23, 2015

Doujon’s Heart is the extraordinary story of how the gift of a heart gave meaning to a senseless tragedy and inspired a lifelong friendship between two families. Three years ago, Better Reading’s director Cheryl Akle received a call from a woman who told her, “Hello, my name is Rosemarie Zammit, my son was murdered in Mykanos four years ago.” […] - Read more

The Ned Kelly Australian Crime Writers Awards Announced

August 22, 2015

The 2015 Ned Kelly Crime Writer Awards (The Neddies) have been announced in Melbourne tonight, with the Ned Kelly Crime Fiction Award going to previous Ned Kelly First Fiction award winner Candice Fox for the breathtaking thriller, Eden. The 2015 Ned Kelly First Fiction award went to ex-lawyer Jock Serong for his gritty and suspenseful thriller, Quota. And the […] - Read more

Friday Freebies: Book and DVD The Casual Vacancy

August 21, 2015

Friday Freebies at Better Reading! Win 1 of 5 ‘The Casual Vacancy’ book & DVD sets by J.K. Rowling This week we’re giving away 5 sets of the book and DVD of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. A big novel about a small town, this is the Harry Potter creator’s first novel for adults, the work […] - Read more

Grief Counsellor Eliza Henry Jones on How Her Background Informed Her Writing

August 19, 2015

Despite its name Eliza Henry Jones’ debut novel, In the Quiet,  has been making lots of noise on the Australian literary scene since its publication last month. This is quite an achievement for a new author and one of tender years (she’s 25 at time of writing). In the Quiet a deeply moving novel about a family […] - Read more

Book of the Week: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

August 17, 2015

Why we love it! We love this intelligent psychological thriller about the motivation behind a charitable deed from the bestselling author of The Good Girl. With its simmering tension, intriguing plotlines and clever storytelling, Pretty Baby will stay with you long after the final page. Heidi Wood is charity personified. She works for a non-profit […] - Read more

A Special Bookmark With Legs for Every Kind of Book

August 14, 2015

How cute are these? Ukranian artist Olena Mysnyk is selling her unusual bookmarks all over the world via Etsy. Her Etsy store, MyBookmark, has a bookmark for every taste and every kind of book. Sexy bookmarks for erotic fiction, cute animal and character bookmarks for kids books and glamorous ones for those who simply like glamour. […] - Read more

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Why all the Buzz around Mireille Juchau’s Third Novel?

Mireille Juchau’s third novel, The World Without Us, has been published in Australia to glowing reviews. The haunting novel will be published in the US and UK next year. She talked to Better Reading about ‘climate change’ fiction, survivalist culture and writing about loss. Better Reading: Commentators have coined the term ‘Climate Change Fiction’ for books such […] - Read more

Friday Freebies: Five Book and DVD Packs to Be Won!

August 13, 2015

Friday Freebies at Better Reading This week we have 5 book & DVD packs to give away. The pack contains David Lagercrantz’s novel Fall of Man in Wilmslow: The Death and Life of Alan Turing, a novel about the life of Alan Turing who was also the inspiration for the amazing film, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict […] - Read more

Mark Dapin talks Books, War and The Way Men Behave When Women Aren’t Around

August 12, 2015

Mark Dapin talks to Better Reading about his new book, writing about men, and making corpses behave themselves… Before writing award-winning books Mark Dapin was best known for his career in men’s magazines and then as a regular columnist at the Good Weekend. He’s the author of the novels King of the Cross, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First […] - Read more