Deck the halls: Booktopia Buzz for December is up!

What a cracker of an edition I have for you for December. How is this for a line-up? Gifts, give-aways and goodies to win include an amazing high quality Ken Duncan signed and numbered print valued at nearly $2,000 to be won by a purchaser of Australia: Our Island Paradise Read more

by | November 30, 2011

My top books for 2011 by Toni Whitmont

What I do get to do however, is to sample a LOT of books, and I get to fall in love with a few. And the few that take me to a different place, more than make up for the rest of the 450 on that list that made me want to go out and re-plant the trees. So here they are, my top picks for 2011, for those of you for whom Morrissey and Reilly just don't cut it. Read more

by | November 25, 2011

NOW AVAILABLE: MasterChef Australia: The Cookbook – Volume 3

Buy MasterChef Australia The Cookbook Series 3 from Booktopia and if you act quickly you could receive a special MasterChef timer. QUICK! STOCK OF THE SPECIAL BONUS GIFT TIMER IS RUNNING OUT. This will be the years biggest selling book so get in quickly and secure this cool memento of MasterChef 2011. MasterChef Australia: The Cookbook – Volume 3 MasterChef has ignited the tastebuds of th... Read more

by | November 23, 2011

H. J. (Holly) Harper : Five Fiction Favourites for 2011

H. J. (Holly) Harper author of the Star League series reveals… The 5 best novels I read this year are… The Fear By Charlie Higson Holly Harper: The third in Charlie Higson’s The Enemy series, this is the zombie apocalypse at its best. A huge cast of characters means you never know who’s safe and who isn’t. The Blurb: HE DOESN’T KNOW IT, BUT DOGNUT IS ABOUT TO SET OFF A CHAIN O... Read more

by | November 22, 2011

A Twitter Year: 365 Days in 140 Characters compiled by Kate Bussmann

The first of its kind, A Twitter Year distills a year of conversation, argument, revelation and revolution into a ‘review of the year’ as written by the Twitter community. Where can you find first-hand accounts of the Arab Spring, Japan’s nuclear disaster or the Norwegian atrocities? Thousands flouting celebrity superinjunctions? X-rated snaps of politicians? A babysitter mistaken f... Read more

by | November 22, 2011

Indira Naidoo, author of The Edible Balcony : How to Grow Fresh Food in a Small Space Plus 60 Inspiring Recipes, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Indira Naidoo author of The Edible Balcony : How to Grow Fresh Food in a Small Space Plus 60 Inspiring Recipes Ten Terrifying Questions ————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Pietermartizburg in South Africa to Indi... Read more

by | November 21, 2011

Christina Stead is back: The Man Who Loved Children, Letty Fox: Her Luck and now, For Love Alone

Thank goodness Miegunyah – an imprint of Melbourne University Press – who have the very cool slogan, Books With Spine – have begun republishing the works of Christina Stead. We need to be reminded that Australia used to produce artists of genius. And it might just encourage our present crop of writers to either give up or to aim higher. Your home library needs these three titl... Read more

by | November 18, 2011

Joy McKean, author of I’ve Been There (and Back Again), answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Joy McKean author of I’ve Been There (and Back Again): Slim Dusty and Joy McKean’s Lifetime of Travel, Stories and Songs Ten Terrifying Questions ———————————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born ... Read more

by | November 18, 2011