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New Year, new reads?

January 1, 2012

We spent last year thinking about it and planning for it and now it’s here. So Happy New Year from The Readers Advisory Group  and welcome to the Love2Read blog and the National Year of Reading 2012.

Are you planning to challenge yourself this year?  A new genre perhaps, or new authors?  Maybe re-visiting favourite childrens’ reading with precious grandchildren?  How about the e-reader you received for Christmas,  have you worked out the downloads yet?

At the  love2read2012 blog we are preparing for a sensational 12 months – and some serious reading. Books,  in print or electronic, for reading and listening, games to play, research to be done and of course, plenty to tweet about.

If you haven’t tweeted before, don’t be shy this year.  It’s really easy and we’d love your input.  You can always follow us one month to see how it’s done.   It’s a wonderful way to obtain new suggestions for reading (I know because I asked and now have so much on my TBR list).  Remember, reading means something different to everyone, but without it, we are without well, everything  Love2Read and the National Year of Reading hope to promote, month by month.

So here’s the start, January is the Amazing read  – what’s yours?
Join us.  We all Love2Read, we like to know what’s out there so we don’t miss out – on anything.


Our first Twitter session is January 31st, starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (and lasting until about 10.00pm Western Standard Time).  Use the tag #NYR12 as you discuss your Amazing read.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2012 7:48 am

    Great idea! I’ve already made myself a 2012 reading list (, but will read along with you. At the moment I am reading ‘The Cowboy Dog’ by Nigel Cox, which is pretty amazing.

  2. January 8, 2012 11:14 pm

    As someone who loves to read this is just what the doctor ordered!

    At the moment I’m reading “The Other Dickens A life of Catherine Hogarth” by Lillian Nayder which I purchased on a recent visit to Canberra. I had travelled to the national capital specifically to hear visiting US Professor Lillian Nayder talk about her book but wasn’t able to start reading it until the silly season was over. Some of Lillian Nayder’s research was done in the National Library of Australia which holds letters Catherine Dickens wrote to her son Alfred and daughter-in-law Jessie when they lived here during the nineteenth century.

    Since this year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens – with the first Sydney celebration to take place on Tuesday 7 February at Centennial Park – it has been a bit of a revelation for me to read this well researched book and discover something of the private man and his marital ups and downs.

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