Thursday, January 29, 2009

AUCKLAND CITY'S METRO MAGAZINE
FEBRUARY 2009 ISSUE

The cover story of the latest issue of our city magazine is Secrets of the City - 100 things every Aucklander should know.

The Bookman, being an avid reader of Metro, was working his way through these secrets compiled by senior writer Simon Wilson, when he came to # 77 and was both astonished and delighted to find beattiesbookblog.blogspot.com as the secret! Wow, thanks Simon, I'm chuffed.
There is also a great story on scooter riding in Auckland which the Bookman, a 15 year veteran of Vespa riding in the City of Sails, found especially interesting. And Wilson also has other stories on fishing and on the Martinborough Wine Festival where he obviously had a very good time.

Then there are the usual pile of staff book reviews, Paul Tudor on wine, Connie Clarkson on food, and a host of other stuff.
Good value Metro, and how lucky we are to have our own city magazine. They are a rare commodity these days.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Congrats!!! What a lovely surprise that must have been for you!

B.Prentice said...

Nice to see you getting some recognition Bookman.Simon Wilson is a savvy writer too.
Whoever called your blog "the unofficial homepage of the NZ book community" was spot on.
Thanks for all the info your bring us from around the world as well as sharing your own reading diary.

Joan Druett said...

Excellent news! And thoroughly deserved. You so obviously enjoy sharing your love of books that your generosity in providing this wonderful free service is very easily overlooked. I am so pleased it has been recognised by Metro.

Keep it up, Bookman Beattie!

Tania Roxborogh said...

I have just sent a recommendation to the English Online forum highly recommending your site for teachers and students alike. I have to say though, you are the cause of me spending far too much time NOT finishing my novel.

J said...

And justly deserved, Graham. Isn’t it terrific how the blog has taken on a life of its own. It’s a huge asset for us all.

Penny said...

I just bought that issue of Metro yesterday because of the cover item - but haven't had a chance to read it yet. How exciting for you! Well deserved, though, of course. I shall rush home tonight keen to read more about it!

Penny said...

I just bought that issue of Metro yesterday because of the cover item - but haven't had a chance to read it yet. How exciting for you! Well deserved, though, of course. I shall rush home tonight keen to read more about it!

maggie@at-the-bay.com said...

Well deserved Bookman. Your page is home base for me, a place to feel like part of the literary world and I agree with Joan about the amount of "free" work you do to keep us all informed and up to date.