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NZ Book Month

New Zealand Book Month is a non-profit initiative promoting books and reading – and as a result, literacy – in New Zealand.

One month each year we celebrate books and encourage all Kiwis to get involved. The next New Zealand Book Month will be in March 2012.

The clear goal of New Zealand Book Month is to form a North to South community of readers. Kiwis passionate about books, determined to share them with each other and spread the word. Telling and retelling stories, and recommending new books to read.  From friend to neighbour, school bus to sporting field, workplace to playground.

New Zealand Book Month works alongside a wide range of organisations fundamental to books and reading in New Zealand. Publishers, booksellers, libraries, schools and activists provide the necessary support to make New Zealand Book Month a success.

This month I will be purchasing a book by NZ author Helen Lowe – it’s long overdue that I begin her The Wall of Night series, with Heir Of Night.

Isn’t that a gorgeous cover?? I’ve read the sample from Amazon and can tell it’s going to be a fantastic book! I’m looking forward to diving into it this month.

There are a huge range of fantastic books by kiwi authors, so I encourage you to get out there and take a look around.

At the NZ Book Month website you can find a list of all the events taking place throughout New Zealand – why not check out if there is anything happening where you are, and go along?

And for those in Christchurch, SpecFicNZ has organized an event called Flights of Fancy on the 18th of March. It looks like it’s going to be a fabulous event (Wish I could make it!).

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4 thoughts on “NZ Book Month”

  1. Inadvertently you have chosen the next book I am going to read for me. Now that I have cleared my head from The Hunger Game Series I can move on. I just purchased the first book in Helen Lowe’s series. Hopefully I will be done reading it by the time the second book is released in late March.

    By the way, I love the NZ cover more than I do the US version.

  2. I agree with you about the covers! it’s funny seeing how different they can be all over the world. It’s a great time to grab the first book with the second coming out soon 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

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