It’s celebration time! (Woot!) Australian Children’s Book week is here, and, we (being Australian and all) thought we’d celebrate. (Any excuse for book-related celebrations, right?!)
I know a fair portion of our blogglings are American, and British, and Russian (or so the blog stats say). But, trust me, books are worth celebrating. And we plan to introduce you to some of our favourite Aussie authors.
Who knows? We might inspire you to read a book written by authors of our sunburnt land!
PS. That was a dare by the way.
Jackie French, Dough McLeod, and Simon French are three of my favourite Australian children authors. They all shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Book of the Year awards. Being my favourites, I can take a moment to feel very proud.
(Cue beaming smiles.)
I read more American books then Australian ones. (Gosh, I read more British books then Australian ones!) I don’t think Australia is starved of good writers. So why my dehydration of authors from my side of the humanoid planet?
I have made a list.
1. I read a lot of American blogs.
2. These American blogs mostly blog about American books (weird).
3. Due to reading American blogs about American books, I end up on Goodreads researching said books to see if I’d like them.
4. Therefore I don’t spend a lot of time perusing library shelves. I reserve books online and then pick them up when they come in. (Minimizes human association too.)
I like Australian authors just fine. I’m very partial to being proud of them, since I am Australian, and (hopefully) one day I’ll be famous and be on famous Australian Author Shortlists too. (Truth.)
I think the publishing world in America has better promotions and publicities for their books and authors. I think America is just bigger on books. None of this is bad! It’s interesting. I’m observing.
So this week, since it’s Australian Children’s Book week (and we have a legitimate excuse to party), we plan to talk about AUSTRALIA. Books! Authors! Uluru! It’s going to be fun. We also have a challenge for you, blogglings. It’s been deviously created by Cait, so watch out for it!
cait likes it when exciting things happen in the blogosphere. like book celebrations. (she does enjoy banned book week.) she likes celebration books and authors. and cake. there should always be cake. she just finished reading the duff and is onto of poseidon by anna banks. she is also teaching her 9month old niece to say her name. success has been mild.