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Love2Read Wrap up-Twitterchat recommendations

December 21, 2012

Tuesday evening was the National Year of Reading finale chat, discussing what you Love2Read. You can read the  twitterchat on Readwatchplay storify.

So much reading, so little time. In 2013 join the Twitterchat,  and talk about what you enjoy reading, watching and playing. Use #rwp to connect with the conversation. You can check out the themes here.

Remember, next year, we are changing to #rwpchat to include reading, watching and playing.

Twitter reading group participants really do Love2Read:

  •  Reading challenges “I set myself a 366 books for 366 days reading challenge this year. I both loved and hated it! Vassiliki Veros.

Vassiliki is up to 331 books!

  • Lots of picture books
  • Reinforced love of Sci Fi, and a new love of Crime fiction for the @opinion chair
  • @Sharonu discovered a love of romance:

“I have developed my love of romance this year” Sharonu

“also became a member of Australian Romance Readers Association and have got many great recommendations/ freebies via them”. Sharonu

  • And a love of e-readers:

“Also discovered a love of ebooks but yet to takeover my reading of physical books” Sharonu

  • Newspapers online, newspapers in print, news sources on twitter.
  • We love twitter! “I love2read tweets too-anyone else, some because they are news, others a conversation, laugh out loud ones too” Ellen Forsyth
  • Fanfiction inspired by “The Outsiders” “it allows characters to live on-I can’t let go” Sharonu
  • Weekend comics in the newspaper
  • e-mags through zinio.
  • Children’s books
  • 10 Aussie Books to read before you die -who made it and suggestions of who should have made it, what about- Matthew Reilly and Nick Earls?
  • Interior decorating

Christmas Greetings

  • Christmas greetings from Denmark: “It is 4 degrees C here-Still hope for a white Christmas 🙂 I wish you all good xmas bathing and BBQ” Jan Holmquist.

Great quotes

“Thanks to all the wonderful people who have taken part in the #NYR12 twitter chat. What a year! More next year with @readwatchplay :)” Vassiliki Veros

“International Reading Test results… & Why we needed#NYR12 & every year to be supporting #literacy#libraries #austral… ” Sue Hutley

“Mem Fox says parents key to children’s literacy…via @couriermail #reading #nyr12” ALIACYS

“Had to buy a new bookcase for all the books recommended via twitter” L.I.T Ladies

” Think one of the things I’ve discovered this year is how important it is to engage with characters in a novel in any genre” love2read


“Fishing for tigers” by E.M Maguire  “Honest, perceptive, moving. Read it in one go” Vassiliki Veros

The lost thing by Shaun Tan

Scared Yet? by Jaye Ford

Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford

Playful home by Andrew Weaving

A story a day for xmas by Arnold Busck  (Posted in Danish) “a Danish classic” Jan Holmquist

My name is Elizabeth by Annika Dunklee

The dreadful fluff by Aaron Blabley

The aunties three by Nick Bland

Prof Yish Kabibble in the curse of the Scruttles by Jacque Delaney

Family Forest by Kim Kane

Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair by Lee Fox

Soup for one by Ethan Long

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Good Oil by Laura Buzo

The slap by Christos Tsiolkas

Belly dancing for beginners by Liz Byrski

Rotten Gods by Greg Barron

The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

The blinding knife by Brent Weeks

The fault in our stars by John Green

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The passage by Justin Cronin

Matched (series) by Allie Condie

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Book thief by Markus Zusak

Room by Emma Donaghue

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Feed by M.T Anderson

The convent by Maureen McCarthy

Addition by Toni Jordan

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The silent hour byMichael Koryta

The siren by Tiffany Reiz

Codex Alera books by Jim Butcher

Gone away world by Nick Harkaway

Smalltown photoessay by Tim Winton

Alera by Jim Butcher

Stardust by Neal Stephenson

A Readers guide to life by Ramona Koval

Singing my sister down by Margo Lanagan

Chefs & Cookbooks

Jamie Oliver ” I am a huge fan of @jamieoliver love his writing style, stories, and that the recipes always work”. Ellen Forsyth

Margaret Fulton

Bill Granger


Avengers prequel series  ( a movie tie in).


E.L Doctorow “You know there will be gutsy writing and really interesting ideas” Ellen Forsyth

Cassandra Claire

Matthew Reilly  “Love the inclusion of maps and diagrams-adds to the story” sharonu

Nick Earls

Margo Lanagan

Neal Stephenson

Clive Cussler

Mem Fox

Romance authors

Cathryn Hein

Loretta Hill

Rachael Johns

Karly Lane

Charlotte Lamb

Sara Craven

Cecilia Grant


Sunday Telegraph

Movies and Actors

The outsiders

Rob Lowe

Patrick Swayze

Twitter / webpages/ blogs

State Library NSW Electronic Newspapers

Press Display

Australian Romance Readers convention

Zinio (emagazine app)

Ten Aussie books to read before you die ABC First Tuesday Book Club.

Anna Cowan’s blog “diary of a(n accidental) housewife. “Can’t wait to read her cross-dressing duke” Vassiliki Veros (Fanfiction- The Outsiders)  (Fanfiction-The Outsiders)   ( Fanfiction-The Outsiders)…..(Fanfiction -Anne of Green Gables)


Librarian’s video episode Do you believe in reading?

Love to read TV

International Reading Test results

Bell tolls for classroom reform as primary students hit low in international reading tests-The Australian

Librarians the original search engine!


Merry Christmas to all, hoping you receive the gift of time these holidays, to relax – read, watch and play, of course!


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