Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
I’m in a bit of a dilemma. Fall is here,
which is very exciting for many reasons, such as: hot coffee, not iced!
As great as fall is, it means gone are the days of green grass and
flowers filling the flowerbeds and pots in the city. The fields sprinkled
with wildflowers back home in Jersey are mowed down and something that
looks like straw or corn is growing. The little patches of tulips on Park
Avenue are replaced with mums (meh) or cabbages (yuck). What better way
to relive the warmer days and fondly remember the colorful petals and
aromatic buds of springtime past than through reading? Here are 9 books
with flowers right there in the title, so as you’re curled up with your
warm beverage in a cozy blanket and your favorite socks, you can think of
flowers while still loving fall.