Thursday, August 06, 2009

dutch productivity

 booksM J Hyland lived in Melbourne long enough for us to call her "An Australian Author" and the book is published by Text. It cost me $36 in Melbourne to bring with me to read.

I hadn't read any by the time we got to Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport, possibly not the cheapest place in EU to buy books, where it was available for 16 euros = aus$27.50.

I do hope that extra 31% or $8.50 the Oz version costs for each book goes to the author as Tim Winton and others seem to suggest.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

book buy bleg

I need a book (probably two or three books really) to read on a 20+ hours plane trip. One or two I haven't read. 

In an ideal world it would be a well written Australia crime novel set in Melbourne. Say Peter Temple's new one not yet released. Or Garry Disher's new one not yet released.

I've read The Slap, and Coetzee's 3 in one novel, whatitsname? Any suggestions I can buy tomorrow. Other wise it will be Nature, Scientific American and The Economist and perhaps a music mag, with a sudoko mag for Ms. at the airport news agent.