The Incompetent Cook tackles tacos with Julie Goodwin

THE Masterchef, Julie Goodwin, has a new book out that the whole family will love. It’s called 20/20 Meals, short for $20 meals in less than 20 minutes. Sounds good already doesn’t it?

Julie dropped by Booktopia HQ to teach The Incompetent Chef a thing or two from her book, in particular the fancied Beef Tacos, all made from scratch in less than 20 minutes, and for considerably less than $20.

Grab your signed copy of Julie Goodwin’s 20/20 Meals here

Grab your signed copy of Julie Goodwin’s 20/20 Meals here

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Order your signed copy today!

Julie Goodwin is more than just a TV cook – she’s an Aussie mum.

She knows what you need to feed your family without breaking the bank or spending hours slaving over a hot stove.

20/20 Meals is a revolution in home cooking – keeping your dinners simple, wallet-friendly and delicious at the same time. Alongside beautifully illustrated recipes you’ll find Julie’s tips to keep your kitchen organised for tasty and efficient family meals, leaving you with more money to spend on yourself and more time to relax!

Grab your signed copy of Julie Goodwin’s 20/20 Meals here

Have you won a Donna Hay Hamper worth over $140?

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Recently we some lucky foodies the chance to win 1 of 3 Donna Hay Hampers valued at nearly $150!

All you had to do to enter was buy Donna Hay’s new book, The New Easy.

(Pssst… If you missed out, don’t worry, we still have some limited edition signed copies available!)


The lucky winners are…

J.Johnston, Gladesville, NSW
C.Orchard, Hawthorn East, VIC
R.Cary, Malvern East, VIC


the-new-easyThe New Easy

by Donna Hay

For a limited time only, order The New Easy and you will receive a signed copy.

*Offer available while stocks last.

Quick and easy tricks, tips and recipes for super easy, super delicious meals. Donna Hay is all about making life easier.

With her new book, Donna is all about giving you simple, easy and no-fuss recipes, techniques, tips and tricks to make cooking meals super easy, super delicious and super quick.

The New Easy makes cooking fast, fun, easy and enjoyable, and is the perfect companion for every busy cook.

Grab a copy of Donna Hay’s The New Easy here


Deck the halls with books this Christmas, check out our massive Christmas Gift Guide, with something for everyone!

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Win a Kids Christmas Gift in Time for Christmas!

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We have some amazing kids prizes up for grabs in the lead up to Christmas. Order now and you could win big!

(Scroll down for the winner of our David Walliams Box Set)

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Order any Harry Potter Children’s Edition by November 30th and you could win 1 of 2 complete sets!

*Terms and Conditions apply.

harry-potter-and-the-philosopher-s-stone-It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON – with brand new children’s editions of the classic and internationally bestselling series

When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he’s the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor.

Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous – or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


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Order any book in the Ever After High series by November 30th and go in the draw to win 1 of 2 Ever After High dolls!

*Terms and Conditions apply.

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-storybook-of-legends-order-now-for-your-chance-to-win--shannon-hale/prod9780349124261.htmlGet a sneak peek at the wonderful world of Ever After High!

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens… whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End – both for a story and for a life.

As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen’s destiny is to follow in her mother’s wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven’s style. She’s starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happily ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.

What if Raven doesn’t sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.


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Order Awful Auntie before November 30th and go in the draw to win 1 of 15 Demon Dentist packs!

*Terms and Conditions apply.

awful-auntieThe next heartfelt and hilarious new novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author!

Strange things were happening in the dead of night.

When children put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, they would wake to find something creepy in its place.

Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it?


 

 

With Cricket season coming up we also have a prize for a true fan of the sport!

Buy any book in the Glenn Maxwell series by December 31st and go in the draw to win a Kookaburra ball and mini Kookaburra cricket bat signed by Glenn Maxwell!

*Terms and Conditions apply.

lucky-break-order-now-for-your-chance-to-win-A junior fiction series about an up-and-coming cricketer who is mentored by Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell.

Will Albright is a batting whiz and captain of his local cricket team. But when his coach nominates him to attend a T20 training camp, Will soon discovers that standing out in a sea of young cricket talent isn’t easy. Especially when Darren ‘Killer’ McKinnon, a super-quick pace bowler, has taken a deadly dislike to him. Luckily, Will’s hero, Glenn Maxwell, is on hand to provide some much-needed advice.

If Will can survive Killer’s bouncers, he may just have a shot at making it through the camp alive and gaining a place at the brand-new T20 Youth Academy.


 

Looking for something for your Kids to read these Holidays, we have signed copies of John Flanagan’s latest book and a P.J. Tierney book pack………

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Brotherband Series : Book 5

by John Flanagan

When the worlds of Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed!

King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron Brotherband. One assassination attempt on Princess Cassandra was foiled. But the killers won’t be satisfied until they have fulfilled their honour-bound duty.

The Herons, along with Ranger Gilan, set off for Arrida. There they must track the cult of killers across the more…

NB: While stocks last.

 

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by P.J. Tierney

The Hidden Dragon : The Last Spirit Warrior Book 2

This thrilling sequel to THE LAST SPIRIT WARRIOR sees Jamie takes to kung fu training with fervor, knowing that Zheng, or at least part of him, is so close. And despite this, Jade insists on training Jamie in upper body strength only. If this continues he’ll never beat Zheng. It’s only Jade’s ability to see into the future that stops Jamie from rebelling entirely. ‘intriguing and ingenious…

The Last Spirit Warrior : Book 1

Jamie Reign was born twelve years ago, on the first day of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. This supposedly auspicious start in life hasn’t been much use to him, living a loveless existence with his abusive father, Hector, on a salvage boat. Jamie’s mother Mayling died on the day he more…


The lucky winner of our David Walliams box set is: Shannon Hudson!

Shannon, email us at promos@booktopia.com.au with your details and we’ll get your prize out to you ASAP!

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more giveaways leading up to Christmas!

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Click here to order The World of David Walliams

The Book With No Pictures – The Surprise Hit of 2014

Booksellers around the world all said the same thing.

A kids book with no pictures? That won’t take off.

And then this happened…

Suddenly it exploded. The Book with No Pictures was proclaimed the must have book for 2014, the surprise hit. So do yourself a favour, and…

BLORK

Well, you get the idea…

Grab a copy of The Book with no Pictures here

book-with-no-picturesThe Book With No Pictures

by B.J. Novak

This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .

BLORK. Or BLUURF.

Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.

Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige).

BJ-Novak-Reading-Book-Pictures-VideoAbout the Author

B. J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director and executive producer. He is also recognized for his stand-up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Disney’s Saving Mr Banks. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.

Grab a copy of The Book with no Pictures here

PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the première of ‘Unbroken’

Big thanks to HarperCollins Australia for the invitations to the première of Angelina Jolie’s new film Unbroken. In particular Kelly Fagan and Kate Mayes. The film is based on the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand which is an account of the life of Louis Zamperini – Olympian, bombardier, castaway, prisoner of war and inspiration. Angelina Jolie directed and produced Unbroken which was filmed in NSW and Queensland, Australia.

Louis Zamperini’s life story is one of extraordinary hardship, which makes for some tense viewing, but his indomitable spirit leaves you cheering for each of his small victories. This is a movie for those who want to regain their faith in the human spirit and for those who just like a good movie.

Unbroken is on general release in Australia on 15th January 2015 which gives everyone time to… READ THE BOOK!

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by Laura Hillenbrand

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini – Now a major motion picture

On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a life raft.

So begins one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he turned to petty crime until he discovered a remarkable talent for running, which took him to the Berlin Olympics. But as war loomed, he joined up and was soon embroiled in the ferocious battle for the Pacific.

Now Zamperini faced a journey of thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft, dogged by sharks, starvation and the enemy. Driven to limits of endurance, Zamperini’s fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would depend on the strength of his will…

Grab a copy of Unbroken here

New Fifty Shades of Grey cover and trailer revealed!

Behold the second coming.

The erotic juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey has received the film tie-in treatment ahead of the movie’s release in February 2015. We love it. Against the wall make out sessions always trump silk ties.

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by E L James

The multi-million copy bestseller soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view…

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

 

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

NEWS: Angelina Jolie’s new film ‘Unbroken’ to première in Sydney tonight!

Source: Daily Telegraph

Source: Daily Telegraph

Tonight Angelina Jolie will première her latest movie Unbroken (based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand) which she directed and filmed across New South Wales & Queensland last year.

Talking about the WWII drama Jolie said that she she feels Zamperini’s inspirational story offers a bright light of hope for an often-troubled time. “(The world) can seem hopeless and it can seem very overwhelming,” she said. “But the resilience and the strength of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing.” (Read more at Today).

HarperCollins, publisher of Unbroken, is expected to see a rise in sales for the book after the release of the movie.

Unbroken will première at the State Theatre in Sydney. Angelina Jolie will be joined on the red carpet by husband Brad Pitt, who arrived in Sydney last night, and other local celebrities.

 


9780008108342Unbroken

by Laura Hillenbrand

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini – Now a major motion picture

On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a life raft.

So begins one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he turned to petty crime until he discovered a remarkable talent for running, which took him to the Berlin Olympics. But as war loomed, he joined up and was soon embroiled in the ferocious battle for the Pacific.

Now Zamperini faced a journey of thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft, dogged by sharks, starvation and the enemy. Driven to limits of endurance, Zamperini’s fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would depend on the strength of his will…

Grab a copy of Unbroken here

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