Friday, September 5, 2008

New Zealand Book Month

I meant to blog about this earlier in the week but ... I had a skydiving accident. (Not really but it sounds better than ''I forgot'').
So. September is New Zealand Book Month. To celebrate, I'm reading a couple of mysteries by Ngaio Marsh, beginning with Artists in Crime, which I started today.
I'm also planning to re-read Dreamhunter, by Elizabeth Knox, and then read the sequel, Dreamquake.
That may be all I get through, but I'm hoping for more, as always.

If you feel like hugging your Kiwi authors, try Janet Frame, or Lloyd Jones. Or any of Maurice Gee's books _ I can particularly recommend Under the Mountain and The Halfmen of O trilogy _ all YA fiction, and all on my September list.

Or Witi Ihimaera, who writes prose like its poetry _ he's one of my personal favourites.
Or ... I could go on. Visit and hug a Kiwi today. :)

1 comment:

Kerry said...

I love Artists in Crime. It's one of those books that just totally works for me.

I have to admit with shame that I don't read a lot of NZ books, mostly because the synopses simply don't interest me. Bad I know, but that's how it is. Maybe this is the month I should try.