Friday, September 30, 2011

The #spbkchat poetry list

Poetry turned out to be a fun discussion! Next week is Dark Fantasy :-) (NB: I know people got confused by the earlier start yesterday. I forgot to mention in previous tweets that New Zealand had gone through Daylight Savings, and because we're the awkward loner-child with the most advanced time zone, #spbkchat follows that. I'm really sorry everyone, and will be sure to tweet reminders for next week.)

I Love You
Vampire Knight (manga)
Blood+ (manga)
Teen Titans
The Monkey's Mask
The Realm of Possibility
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Not Waving But Drowning
Tales for Canterbury
The Cinnamon Peeler
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Rocky Shore
I'm Nobody
Guarding the Flame

Steven  Herricks
Mark Doty
Ursula LeGuin
Kay Cooke
Bub Bridger
Janis Freegard
Tim Jones
Mark Pirie
Jenny Bornholt
David Leviathan
Rap Raplinger
Stevie Smith
William Blake
ee cummings
Ania Walwicz
Wendy Cope
Alan Ginsberg
Walt Whitman
Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
Ruth Dallas
Bill Manhire
Helen Rickerby
Kay McKenzie Cook
Sylvia Plath
Dorothy Parker
Anna Akhmatova
Tusiata Avia
Laurie Edmond
Glenn Colquhoun
Hone Tuwhare
Anna Couani
Anna Wawilcz
Michael Ondaatje
Anne Michaels
Margaret Atwood
Mtuso Basho
John Donne
Emily Dickinson
Jim Morrison
Majella Cullinane


Friday, September 23, 2011

The #spbkchat humour/comedy list

(Because meerkats are inherently funny and I love them, that's why)

Sorry for the delay but I was falling-over-tired last night.

The humour/comedy chat was a great one, so let's get to the list. :D

Duck in the Truck
Chimp and Zee
Nog and the Land of Noses
Josephine Loves to Dance
Crazy Hair
The Day I Swapped My Dad For a Goldfish
Little White Dogs Can't Jump
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Grossology (series)
Horrible Histories (series)
Sir Laughalot
Gordon's Got a Snookie
Go the F*ck to Sleep
Matthew ABC
Mr Pusskins
Red Hat Blue Hat
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
The Monster at the End of This Book
The Switch
I Am a Cat
Queen Victoria Demon Slayer
Disco Boy
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Going Bovine
Beauty Queens
Stephanie Plum (series)
The Belgariad (series)
Discworld (series)
Bridget Jones' Diary
The Eyre Affair
The Princess Bride
Domestic Violets
One Piece
Mad Magazine
Shadow's Kin
Xanth (series)
Arrested Development
Something Rotten
Alphabet Series
Yes Minister
Royal Spyness (series)
Whiskey Galore
Rockets Galore
Doctor in the House (series)
Monty Python
The Gun Seller

A Lee Martinez
Donna Andrews
Jennifer Crusie
Bruce Whatley
Neil Gaiman
Mo Willems
Nick Sharratt
Andrew Daddo
Dave Hackett
Michael Lawrence
Philip Ardagh
Eoin Colfer
Roald Dahl
Tony Mitton
Shanahan Harris
Mark Catalonatto
Sam Lloyd
Sandra Boynton
Katie McAllister
William McInnes
Tony Martin
Bill Oddie
Morris Gleitzman
Lynsay Sands
Paul Jennings
Michael Palin
Natsume Soseki
Ahn Do
Tom Holt
Jill Shalvis
Cathie Linz
Dom Knight
Piers Anthony
Libby Bray
Melanie La'Brooy
Janet Evanovich
Mr Sir Terry Pratchett
William Goldman
Matthew Norman
M J Scott
Don Martin
Dave Berg
Duck Edwing
Piers Anthony
Sue Grafton
Tom Cho
Mark Leyner
Woody Allen
Douglas Adams
Rhys Bowen
Dave Sedaris
Gervais Finn
Compton Mackenzie
Richard Gordon
Hugh Laurie


Friday, September 16, 2011

The #spbkchat Malaysian lit list

We chatted about Malaysian literature last night. It was a bit quiet, and once again showed the large international gap in my own reading, but it was great to see another author pop up in the stream, and I'd like to welcome Joyce Chng (@jolantru) to #spbkchat - thanks for joining in!

The list:

The Causarina Tree
Harry Potter (series)
A Town Like Alice
Evening is the Whole Day
The Rice Mother

Siew Siang Tay
Somerset Maugham
Neville Shute
Graham Greene
Suzanne Brockman
Glenda Larke
Rani Manicka


Friday, September 9, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

Our periodic general chats always generate great discussions and I (randomly) name Harukai Murakami as The South Pacific Chat Author Of Every Week because no matter what topic the discussion is, Murakami slips in there somewhere. :-)

Right. On to the lists:

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Help
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Game of Thrones
Pillars of the Earth
The Slap
Kafka on the Shore
Lord of the Rings
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Hobbit
Still Alice
Kinglake 350
Safe From the Sea
Viewed Sideways
The Kitchen Daughter
A Complicated Kindness
The Flying Troutmans

A Visit From the Duchess
The Snowman
Ready Player One
Something Wrong
Sweep 3

Stephen King
Christine Lovatt (crossword creator)
Ken Follett
Carrie Ryan
Sarah Addison Allen
Peter Geye
Donald Richie
Jael McHenry
Justine Larbaleister
Jo Nesbo
Lisa Genova
Jasper Fforde
Cate Kiernan

Links: (updated list to the end of the year)

Friday, September 2, 2011

The #spbkchat urban fantasy discussion list

The chat was all about urban fantasy this week.

On to the lists:

Harry Potter (series)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Void Series
Anita Blake (series)
Strange Angel (series)
Riley Jensen (series)
Poison Kissed
The Mortal Instruments (series)
Rachel Morgan (series)
The Lantern
Phoenix Rising
Tout Sweet
Die For Me
The Wolves of Mercy Falls
The Magic Faraway Tree
Crave (series)
Unholy Ghosts (series)
The Fallen Blade
Johanthon Strange & Mr Norrell
Mercy (series)
White Cat/Red Glove (series)
The Paris Wife
The Dresden Files (series)

Roald Dahl
Carrie Vaughn
Rob Thurman
Ilona Andrews
Karen Chance
Suzanne McLeod
Jim Butcher
Ray Bradbury
Charles de Lint
J F Lewis
Laurell K Hamilton
Lilith St Crow
Neil Gaiman
Paul Auster
Melissa Marr
Erica Hayes
Keri Arthur
Mervyn Peake
Kim Harrison
Deborah Lawrenson
Gail Carriger
Pip Balyintine
Trent Jamieson
Tracey O'Hara
Syrie James
Amy Plum
Patricia Briggs
Lauren Kate
Gabrielle Wang
Rick Riordan
J R Ward
Stacia Kane
John Courtenay Grimwood
Terry Pratchett
Kelley Armstrong
Holly Black