Thursday, 28 April 2011

What's on the Book Vine #1: Ita Buttrose and Cleo Magazine

Following the surprising success of ABC TVs Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Ita Buttrose is definitely the current topic of many water cooler conversations. As an Australian woman who wasn't familiar with Ita's early work in journalism, I was certainly inspired by her trailblazing spunk and it seems I wasn't the only one. Since the TV show aired I have sold numerous copies of her autobiography A Passionate Life which was published in 1998 by Viking Books. Interestingly, some of these copies of Ita's book have been sitting on my book store shelf for years barely catching anyone's notice. This is what I love about the second hand book selling industry and it's appropriate here that I use a Heidi Klum fashion quote - "one minute you're in and the next you're out." Ita is definitely in!!

If you'd like to purchase a copy of Ita's book just click through to the Reading Habit website using this link - BUY: A Passionate Life (Ita Buttrose). And, if you missed the ABC series, you can still view it on ABC iView - Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (Episode 1).

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter Giveaway - The Luxe (Anna Godbersen)

It's Easter and we're feeling festive here at Reading Habit, so we've decided to give away a copy of the young adult novel The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. Described as "having all the glitz of The O.C. but with bigger frocks and more dashing boys", this is a teen novel that delves into the whispers, the scandals, the mysteries and the revenge of society's elite.

To enter our book giveaway just tell us what your favourite Easter treat is (mine is Cadbury Cream Eggs...yum!!). Bonus entries can be earned for this giveaway. Just read the following for more information.

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Entries are open until 5pm EST on Friday 29th April 2011. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday 2nd May 2011. Good luck to everyone!!