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New Zealand (small country, more sheep than people, Lord of the Rings was filmed here) doesn’t have a decent dedicated book website so I am creating one!

I’d love your support, so if you are a book lover, especially a NZ book lover, head along to our pledge me project to help bring NZBooklovers.co.nz to life!

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1534

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The Writers’ Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

evocativesynthesis:

The Writers’ Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

(via literaryglamour)

kombizz:

Iranian Bibliophile

kombizz:

Iranian Bibliophile

(Source: Flickr / kombizz, via amandaonwriting)

Check out my interview with When in Rome's author, the very lovely Nicky Pellegrino!
You have a new book coming out called When in Rome. Can you tell us what the novel is about?
It’s set in 1950s Rome, which was the glamorous la dolce vita era, and it’s about quite a naive young girl [called Sarafina] who’s growing up in the poor part of the city, and she’s obsessed with Mario Lanza, the Italian-American Hollywood star and opera singer. Mario was a real person, so I fictionalised him for the novel.
When Mario Lanza comes to Rome to make a movie, Sarafina ends up getting a job as a member of his household. When in Rome is really about what happens to Serafina when she comes into contact with this world of fame. The most interesting thing about that was that fame just hasn’t changed! Even though today’s famous people are more exposed, fame was just as destructive and difficult in the 1950s as it is today.
Food plays a huge part in the novel, to the point where readers actually feel hungry while reading the book!
Yes and it’s a real problem when writing, because I often I write out in the shed in my garden and I know there’s no food in the house and I’m starving and I don’t just want a bit of feta cheese on toast, I want really beautiful Italian food. It’s quite torturous!
I bet it is! Does it make the writing process easier or harder to be deprived of the beautiful food you’re writing about?
Read more»

Check out my interview with When in Rome's author, the very lovely Nicky Pellegrino!

You have a new book coming out called When in Rome. Can you tell us what the novel is about?

It’s set in 1950s Rome, which was the glamorous la dolce vita era, and it’s about quite a naive young girl [called Sarafina] who’s growing up in the poor part of the city, and she’s obsessed with Mario Lanza, the Italian-American Hollywood star and opera singer. Mario was a real person, so I fictionalised him for the novel.

When Mario Lanza comes to Rome to make a movie, Sarafina ends up getting a job as a member of his household. When in Rome is really about what happens to Serafina when she comes into contact with this world of fame. The most interesting thing about that was that fame just hasn’t changed! Even though today’s famous people are more exposed, fame was just as destructive and difficult in the 1950s as it is today.

Food plays a huge part in the novel, to the point where readers actually feel hungry while reading the book!

Yes and it’s a real problem when writing, because I often I write out in the shed in my garden and I know there’s no food in the house and I’m starving and I don’t just want a bit of feta cheese on toast, I want really beautiful Italian food. It’s quite torturous!

I bet it is! Does it make the writing process easier or harder to be deprived of the beautiful food you’re writing about?

Read more»

I knew THE FAULT IN OUR STARS would be amazing. I knew it would be sad. After all, The John Green wrote it. But, even knowing this, I was still suprised to find myself crying pretty much the whole way through. Definately a book to read in private, with a box of tissues.

I knew THE FAULT IN OUR STARS would be amazing. I knew it would be sad. After all, The John Green wrote it. But, even knowing this, I was still suprised to find myself crying pretty much the whole way through. Definately a book to read in private, with a box of tissues.

teachingliteracy:

Castle Howard, Yorkshire (by Chil7th)

teachingliteracy:

Castle Howard, Yorkshire (by Chil7th)

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alicedaydreams:

From the brilliant minds of Sarah Enni, Tracey Neithercott, and Erin Bowman, colorful and funny book jackets that tell people your true feelings when reading: GO AWAY. :)

Designed by Erin Bowman (her Tumblr is here)

(Source: http://www.embowman.com/2012/go-away-im-reading)

These are brilliant!

‘Specially the “At Hogwarts, BRB” and the “In the Arena, BRB” ones!

IN FORKS SEND HELP 

IN FORKS SEND HELP

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Margaret Mahy, beloved children’s author, dies aged 76

So sad to learn of Margaret Mahy’s death. She may have left us, but she’s left behind stories that will be forever part of every New Zealander’s childhood. 

booksdirect:

“Bookworms’ hierarchy of needs.”

booksdirect:

“Bookworms’ hierarchy of needs.”

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30 Dr. Seuss quotes that can change your life

30 Dr. Seuss quotes that can change your life