Thursday, January 27, 2011

The #spbkchat Australia discussion list

Wednesday was Australia day, so the #spbkchat topic on twitter was Australian literature. I wasn't around for a lot of it, but it looked like a very lively discussion ensued!

Here is the list:

Australia-related books:
The Riddle of the Trumpalar by Judy Bernard-Waite
Wombat Stew
Serendipity by Melanie LaBrooy
Diary of a Wombat 
The Riddle of the Trumpalar by Judy Bernard-Waite
Aussie Bites/Nibbles series
Roland Wright Future Knight series by Tony Davis
The Girl Most Likely by Rebecca Sparrow
Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight by Rebecca Sparrow and Nick Earls
The Well by Elizabeth Jolley
My Brilliant Career
The Harp in the South
For the Term of his Natural Life
The Shiralee
Digit Dick
The Riverboat Family
Blinky Bill
Transmitters by Damien Broderick
The Slap
Death Works by Trent Jamieson
Tangled by Cally Jackson
Pentangeli series by Steve J Spears
A Little Friendly Advice
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
The Arrival
Forgotten Garden
House at Riverton
Distant Hours
The Riders
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Messenger
The Red Tree
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
I Came To Say Goodbye, by Caroline Overington
Bottersnikes and Gumbles
Brumby series by  Elyne Mitchell
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie 
The Magic Pudding
The Fatal Shore 
Outback Saga by Aaron Fletcher
The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson

Website links

authors mentioned
Steven Herrick
Lisa ShanahanToni Jordan
Peter Temple
Elaine Forrestal
Bruce Whatley
Krissy Kneen
Marcia Vaughan
Elizabeth Fensham
May Gibbs
Geoffrey McSkimming
Odo Hirsch
Felice Arena
Dave Hackett
Bronwyn Parry
Paul Jennings
Morris Gleitzman
Pamela Lofts
Andy Griffiths
Matthew Reilly
Jackie French
Juliet Marillier
Trent Jamieson
Ian Irvine
Nicole Murphy
Lian Hearn
Nick Earls
Melina Marchetta
John Marsden
Dominic Knight
Tim Winton 
Andrew Daddo
John Larkin
Peter Carey
Jackie French
Greg Egan
Melanie La'Brooy
Erica Hayes
Sean Williams
Garth Nix
Sara Douglass
Trent Jamieson
Terry Dowling
Robert Hood
Paul Haines
Bob Franklin
Rjurik Davidson
Martin Livings
Jason Fischer
Lisa Heidke
Rebecca Sparrow
Alan Baxter
Kylie Ladd
Alison Lester
Kim Falconer
Nicole Murphy
Kylie Chan
Tara Moss
Van Badham
Tansy Robert
Jules Watson

Dennis Altman
David Malouf
Arthur Upfield
Trudi Canavan
Donna Maree Hanson
Kit Denton
Cyril Pearl
Frank Hardy
Bill Wannan
Ruth Park
Darcy Niland
Keri Arthur
Simmone Howell
Bryce Courtenay
Shane Maloney
Kerry Greenwood
Graeme Base
Shaun Tan
Chris Tsolkas
ME Patchett
Kerry Greenwood
Elliot Perlman

off-topic books or authors that came up in the chat
Siobhan Vivian
Fanny Hill

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The #spbkchat ereader discussion list

Tonight's discussion focused on ebooks, and the availability thereof. It was a lively and interesting discussion, which is always great to see, and I think we can all agree there's enough material there to revisit the topic sometime in the future.

There weren't any book titles as such (that I could see in the twitter stream) so I'm just going to compile everything under one list tonight:

links - article titled "How Green Is My Ipad?" - "Deckle Edge in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" - "A paler world: Book culture in a jiffy bag?" (via @harrismint on twitter; who joined us for the chat tonight)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The #spbkchat list

This is a new feature for the South Pacific Book Chat, wherein we make a post after the chat every week, featuring a list of books/authors/websites mentioned during the course of the chat.

It'll be organised like this:

topic of the night books

website links with book lists

authors mentioned

off-topic books that came up in the chat

I hope that's clear for everyone - lol.

First up, is Burma. It was an interesting chat,  although a little bit short. World literature is something that I'm conscious of ... not  having read enough of so I was interested to see what Burma-related books came up. (Yes, I'll probably ramble like this every week on this post.)

Anyway! The books/authors/links that came up in the Burma chat:

Books about/referencing Burma:
Under the Dragon: A Journey Through Burma, by Rory MacLean
The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone
One More River by Gordon Hunt
Saving Fish by Amy Tan
Burmese Days by George Orwell
The World of Burmese Women by Mi Mi Khiang

website links with book lists 
From librarything:,+fiction

authors mentioned:
Aung San Suu Kyi 
Naing Ko Ko

off-topic books/authors:
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Faunu Cordes

*If I've missed any authors/books/links; leave a comment, or hit one of us up on twitter: