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Derek Landy – Tour Teaser and Book Giveaway

Okay so I was going post all the Landy stuff today but it may take a while to piece it together so in the mean time I will say it was awesome.

Right from the beginning he engaged his audience. He was great fun to listen to.

He began by talking a little about himself and his life. He also told some funny stories about his pets before moving into a Q&A session.

The questions the audience asked were interesting and his answers insightful. He addressed such things as character development and a possible Skulduggery movie.

As my footage is still importing I will post instead the information for the book giveaway. All I want you to do is post a comment that tells me who your favourite Skulduggery character is and why. Winner will get this book.

It is signed.

And just to prove it is a legit signature here’s my signed book with the same signature

I also got something for my friend Erin

Now you have to come and visit me sometime babe.

To all you wonderful Skulduggery fans I will hopefully manage to get the footage sorted for tomorrows upload.

Clockwork Princess – Cover Reveal

Okay to this is how you do a cover reveal. Cassandra Clare used the power of the tweet, as fans tweeted the #clockworkprincess tag, a little more was revealed until they hit the 30 000 tweet target.

So for your visual pleasure –

This is scheduled for release March 19 2013

Derek Landy Tour NZ/Aus

August sees Derek Landy, creator and author of the Skulduggery Pleasant books in case you’ve been living under a rock, tour New Zealand and Australia. Here, as promised, are some of the details as I know them to be.

 

NZ

Wellington

Thursday 9th:

The Children’s Bookshop, Kilbirnie- Public Signing – 4:30 PM

Whitcoulls, Queensgate – Public Signing – 7 PM

Christchurch

Friday 10th:

The Children’s Bookshop, Blenheim Rd – Public Signing – 4:30 PM

Auckland

Saturday 11th:

Appearing on Breakfast TV at 8:20 AM

Whitcoulls, Albany Mall – Public Signing – 10 AM

Paperplus Botany Town Centre – Public Signing – 1 PM

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

Sunday 12th:

Riverbend Books- Public Event (ticketed) – 5 PM

Sydney

Tuesday 14th:

Pages & Pages/ Mosman Library- Public Event- 4:30 PM

Wednesday 15th:

Shearers on Norton – Public Event  – 4:30 PM

Melbourne

Thursday 16th:

Dymocks, Collins St – Public Event (ticketed) – 5:15 PM

Adelaide

Saturday 18th:

Dymocks, Rundle Mall – Public Signing – 11 AM

Pages & More, Gleneig – Public Event – 1 PM

Perth

Monday 20th:

Aquinas College – Public Event – 6 PM

(CONTACT Dymocks Garden City for tickets)

Tuesday 21st:

South Perth Library – Public Event – 11 AM

Mark Of Athena – Cover Reveal/Chapter Tease

Okay so I am looking forward to this, but then I always do. I love the Percy Jackson books and that goes for this series as well.

Here are some covers:

The Australian one

The US one


Also if you are like me and impatient then maybe you will want to read the first chapter. I did and was again reminded of why this is a bad idea because now I really want to read the book but that won’t make it get here any faster. Teaser chapters are evil, but the link is here.

Which cover do you think is best? And do you like torturing yourself with first chapters?

Team Human – Justine Larbalestier Q&A

Friends don’t let friends date vampires.

It’s not out yet but boy it’s a fun read, here is a q&a with one of the authors.

 

Vlog Brothers on Facebook

Just because I love these guys, and yes it is relevant because John Green writes YA books that are great.

Comic Books

So this is a blog about books, sort of, mostly though it is about reading and although I know plenty of adults that read comic books, manga or graphic novels there are plenty of younger folk who do to. While I am not about to start reviewing that format on here, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have a post about them.

My favourites : well I always liked Wolverine and Nightcrawler was pretty cool.

I also loved Sandman written by Neil Gaiman.

I read pretty much whatever my boyfriend at the time, had in his collection (and it was a big collection). Needless to say I get a little excited when a comic based movie comes out, though I am also wary, sometimes they do them very badly. I happen to know so people who are very passionate about this topic though and if they say a film is good I will absolutely take their word for it.

I guess really what I want to say is that just because there are lots of pictures doesn’t mean it is an invalid form of reading and absolutely can be used to encourage literacy. If you have or are a reluctant reader it could just be because you haven’t found the right book or format. Comic book stores are not scary places, the people in there are passionate about their format, go on in you might be pleasantly surprised.

Of course it is entirely possible I just wanted to post a few clips for movie adaptions.

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