Monthly Archives: June 2011

>SYNC = YA Literature into Your Earphones

> Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics for the next few months. Each week from June 23rd until August 17th 2011 SYNC will offer TWO … Continue reading

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>Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

> Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen. Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. There’s the melody that reminds her of the summer she … Continue reading

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>2011 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Shortlists

> The shortlists for the 2011 Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Book of the Year awards have been announced. The award will be presented in Darwin on 18 October. The SPA book of the year awards aim to ‘promote literacy and … Continue reading

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>Orange Prize Winner

> Newcomer Téa Obreht has won this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction for The Tiger’s Wife. Set in the Balkans, The Tiger’s Wife tells the story of a young doctor who traces the life of her grandfather. The book was … Continue reading

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>Poetry Slam 2011

> The Katoomba Heat of the Australian Poetry Slam 2011, hosted by Blue Mountains City Library, will be held at the Carrington Hotel on Thursday 16th June at 7pm. All welcome. The theme for 2011 : Write a Revolution

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>Carolyn’s Books of the Month – June 2011

> Best read : Sing You Home by Jodi PicoultThriller : Secrets to the Grave by Tami HoagGeneral Fiction : A Secret Kept by Tatiana de RosnaySaga/Romance : Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge and The Outcast by Sadie JonesAustralian Author … Continue reading

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