Get Reading! launch, ARRC 2011 round-ups, IASPR conference

Get Reading! launch, ARRC 2011 round-ups, IASPR conference

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2011 Get Reading! campaign launched

The Get Reading! campaign was launched this week, and the list of 50 Books You Can’t Put Down seems to be causing angst among local booksellers and publishers, many of whom believe that the list includes too many overseas titles. (It would be nice if they updated the website to coincide with the launch so I could include a link!)

Good news for readers who love outback romance. North Star by Karly Lane is included in the list and I believe it has romantic elements. (Lane was a panelist ARRC and is a member of RWAus.) Did I miss any other romance titles?

The list includes I Came To Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington, which I reviewed a few days ago. Also of interest are The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Passion by Lauren Kate and book six of the Vampire Academy series, Last Sacrifice, by Richelle Mead. These teen/YA titles are popular among romance reading circles.

This year the free anthology, which you can get when you buy one of the books on the list, will be available as an ebook.

ARRC 2011 posts

We at Book Thingo have been very slack about posting our summaries. They’re still works in progress at this stage, but they will be posted. One day. In the meantime, here’s a round-up of the ARRC 2011 posts by other attendees. If I missed yours, please let me know!

Goodreads (by Kat) — 2011 Australian Romance Readers Convention
Lexxie Couper — The Australian Romance Reader’s Convention 2011 (Or How Lexxie Made A Complete Doofus Of Herself *grin*)
Rhian Cahill (International Heat) — Conference hangover.
Ruminations of a Ratbag (Husky) — ARRC2011 – the good bits, the bad bits; the hello’s & the goodbyes
The Small Town Book Blog (Alice) — ARRC 2011: Day One | ARRC 2011: Day Two
Jess Dee (Down Under Divas) — ARRC 2011
obsidiantears83 (Book Bites) — ARRC2011 Wrap Up
Allison Rogers (ARRA) — ARRC2011: Awards Dinner wrap up

You can find a summary of ARRC 2011-related posts here.

IASPR conference

Early bird registration for the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR)’s annual conference is available until the end of this month. The conference will be in New York City from June 26 to June 28.


  1. Kat says:

    lol Any time, Marg! I think the tweeting took it out of me, to be honest. And now Aussie Author Month is taking up most of my blogging time.

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