Discover Reads wrap up: Twitterchat reading recommendations
Lots of new genres, books, authors and even new ways of reading were discovered throughout the twitter chat on Tuesday night. Romance, classics, crime and Australian writers seem to top the list of reading discoveries this month.
- Ebooks came in for an early mention, including the discovery of many classic titles.
“Just got new phone can readebooks on, so can #discover all classics I never got round to reading (but will now cos they’re free!)”. Jenn Martin
- New things to read are discovered in all different places, emails, blogs, twitter streams and the twitter reading group, of course!
“I always finish these nights with a full reading list for the next month-really enjoying discovering new directions” love2read.
- There were disappointing discoveries –
” A disappointing discovery was finding out about #johanleher making up quotes po.st/PSAhev/ #nyr Ellen Forsyth
- Discovering reading, readers and titles to try from goodreads.
” though discovery the shifting dynamic between readers, reviewers,critiques and authors is fascinating” Vassiliki Veros
- Discovering non fiction for reading leisure
“this month I tried reading non-fiction for leisure..lots to #discover about scientific studies on how students learn best” Theopinionchair
- Discovering different countries through picture books
- Discovering reads enjoyed as a child when child reads them.
- Ultra portable reading
- New ways to read try “The Mongoliad”
- Discovering goodreads and librarything as discovery tools for books, reviews, etc.
“#twitter definitely a big discover for me inspired by other readers” Cheryl Murphy
- New genres
” I tend to get stuck in a particular genre-good for me to be pushed to discover different reads” love2read
- Discovery of new cooking styles and techniques
“Love Luke Nguyen” Jenn Martin, “I discovered how to make prickly pear jam” Ellen Forsyth, and “sesame lavosh crackers from the Not quite Nigella blog. Yummo and cheap too” Helen Cowen.
Jamie Oliver 30 minute meals – discover if you cook them in 30 mins?
- Australian writers, both women and men, lots of fans of crime, written by Australian authors
“Do think books mean different things at different times of life-good to #discover what works for you and just enjoy it all” love2read.
“Discover Australian Fantasy:wrap up ow.ly/cCCj6 #aussiefantasy #nyr12 Thanks for your support, tweeters<3.”
“enjoying that #NYR12 is encouraging me to #discover new genres(romance) and authors(Neil Gaiman). love2read
Discovery of new genres
Romance , classics and crime topped the list, with Neil Gaiman, followed by Jasper Fforde being mentioned frequently. Lots of Australian Authors to discover!
Austtralian women writers
Time travel romance
Lots of books, of different genres, including lots of Australian authors
Anne of the island
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
A pound of flesh by Alex Gray (crime writer)
Next best thing “I was heartbroken with Next Best Thing. One of the few romances where I wished they wouldn’t get together’ Vassiliki Veros
Somebody to love
Until there was you
Life is a verb by Patti Digh
Charlie all night
My fathers island by Mattingley
The strange case of Dr Jekyll andMr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevensom
Gormanghast by Mervyn Peake”Gormenghast-a blast from the past! Think I read that in my teens, something of a struggle I recall!” Cymeneed.
Abbey girls series by E.J. Oxenham
Star Trek Voyager: Unworthy by Kristen Beyer ‘So enjoyable are now reading sequel” Ellen Forsyth
The mistake by Wendy James “Hidden pregnancy & missing baby trope dramatises tensions amongst Aussie classes” Elizabeth Lhuede
The Red Queen by HM Brown. “HM Brown exploration of viral pandemic in ‘The Red Queen’: gender politics, survival,breakdown of morality” Elizabeth Lhuede
And then there were none by Agatha Christie
Old KIngdom chronicles by Garth Nix
Watch out for romance by Sylvia Johnson “Contrasts 60’s Sydney childhood with post 9/11 responses to terror” Elizabeth Lhuede
The boundary by Nicole Watson
The Eyre affair by Jasper Fforde
Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Noodle pillows by Peta Mathias “An older book but a lovely read…journey thru Vietnamese food + culture” Helen Cowen
1222 by Anne Holt
The old school by P.M Newton
For my Lady’s heart by Laura Kinsale
A hatful of sky by Terry Pratchett
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
Murafo’s beautiful daughters by John Steptoe
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
Why students don’t like school by Daniel Willingham
How the mind works by Stephen Pinker
Pure vegan by Joseph Shuldiner “yummy fresh and delicious photos” Helen Cowen
Predominently romance, crime and Australian authors
Agatha Christie “What more canI say. You *need*!! to read the Poirot mysteries and Miss Marple series. They are so good”. theopinionchair.
Alex Gray (crime)
Jennifer Crusie (romance)
Kristin Higgins (romance)
Kristin Higgins (Romance)
Jasper Fforde “Do you like Jasper Fforde? I think you’d approve of the libray services in the latest, they have a paramilitary wing” Jenn Martin.
Peter Corris (crime)
Sulari Gentill ( Australian crime writer)
Angela Savage (Australian crime writer)
Jaye Ford (Australian crime writer)
Kirsten Tranter (literary crime)
Michael Connelly (crime)
Websites, apps, blogs, twitter streams etc
Hootsuite “Great for managing all your diff twitter accountsisn’t it-and ability to schedule leaves more time for reading! Jenn Martin
Storify- Read the twitterchat from Tuesday night.
HuffPo huffington post
CBCA Notables cbca.org.au/Notables12.htm “Great tool to discover new aussie #kidlit #yalit authors” ALIA CYS
Inky’s longlist insideadog.com.au/page/inkys
Rural romance writers and readers facebook
Davitt Awards, announced 1st September fairdinkumcrime.com/2012/07
Tumblr “I really enjoy tumblr, mainky as a way to follow blogs, but I have foiund some really fun things on it” EllenForsyth
Bray’s book shop blog braysbookshopblog.wordpress.com/
Terese Cutter the healthy chef. “healthy options for good food” Helen Cowen
@boingboing “interesting ideas for reading” Ellen Forsyth
Urban Times- theurb,com/
Futurity .org “To discover new science related stuff “Jan Holmquist
@newscientist “I really enjoy what I can discover through science reading” Ellen Forsyth
“@brainpicker: 20 of new Yorks finest writers on the magic of Central Park j.mp/OyHebJ” Jenn Martin
Bookreview of Dreams of Stardust by Kurland. bookthingo.com.au/dreams of…
Rural romance writers and readers facebook
National Year of Reading Reading hour 25 August, 2012
My Country by Dorethea Mackellar
” Enjoying dipping into daily poem with @ozpoems-just little nibbles, not too indigestible Nice discovery “. Love2read