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The Anti-Cool Girl

Content warning: mental illness, addiction, suicide ideation. 

My experience of this book was a bit different to my usual reviews because I didn’t read it, I didn’t listen to it as an audiobook per se, but I listened to it as a podcast called “Mum Says My Memoir is a Lie“.

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“The Anti-Cool Girl” by Rosie Waterland is deeply personal memoir about Waterland’s experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family plagued by mental illness, addiction and poverty. Waterland chronicles her sometimes hilarious and sometimes deeply painful memories from birth up until just before publication. Although Waterland’s mother Lisa’s alcoholism had prevented her from reading the book when it first came out, Lisa has since sobered up and is ready to challenge Waterland on some of the things depicted in the book. On the podcast, each episode begins with Waterland narrating a chapter from the book and then Waterland and her mother Lisa spend the rest of the episode discussing the events of the chapter, especially around whether Waterland’s recollections are correct.

I think it’s difficult to separate out the book from the podcast because so much of podcast is the book, so this is going to be a kind of combined review. Waterland is a very funny writer, and has a exaggerated, self-depreciating sense of humour that balances out the more serious parts of the book. Waterland is also unflinchingly honest about her feelings and experiences, sometimes in quite shocking (and refreshing) detail. This book is overall an incredibly telling insight into Australia’s care and protection system, the public housing system and the mental health system. Rosie also shares her personal experiences with depression, suicide attempts, bullying and weight gain and then her remarkable success in her writing.

When I first started listening to this podcast, hearing Waterland read a chapter of her book, my initial judgment was that her mother Lisa was a terrible mother whose alcoholism traumatised her children. I think that if I had read the book by itself, that would have remained my judgment the entire way through. However, having Lisa participating in the podcast and responding to each chapter did lead me to think that Waterland was perhaps not always the most reliable narrator, especially in the chapters about her younger years. It also gave me a lot more empathy for Lisa and a better appreciation of her own struggles. However, where the facts aren’t completely clear or when some of the subject-matter gets a bit dark, you can count on Waterland to bring the mood back up with a joke or an embarrassing story about herself, even if it’s a bit embellished.

This is a powerful, hilarious and insightful book that is given a whole new layer of depth through this unconventional storytelling platform. I think the book is good, but the podcast is excellent and it is a very rare opportunity to listen to frank conversations between an author and her subject-matter: her mum.

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Lost the Plot – Episode 22

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Book Updates

Australian Podcast Awards
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Libraries ACT Reading Challenge
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75 Books Recommended by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bookriot article

Sally from Asia Bookroom named New President of International League of International Antiquitarian Booksellers
Episode 8 with Sally
Episode 19 with Sally
Fine Books Magazine write up

Books for the World

Street Libraries on Gardening Australia
Watch the episode on iView

Missing Street Library in Newtown
Facebook post

Story Dogs
Libraries ACT website

Returning the Favour – Get Focused Program
Watch the episode on Facebook

Sekolah Gunung Merapi: Building Hope from the Ashes
Donate via Chuffed
Books for the World
The original campaign
Episode 13

Book News

Canberra Libraries Flooded (content warning: damaged books)
Canberra Times article
Second Canberra Times article
Libraries ACT Facebook post
ABC News article

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards announced
The Guardian article

Stella Prize 2018 Shortlist
Full shortlist

2018-19 Children’s Laureate Announced
Children’s Laureate Website
ABC article

Aurealis Awards
Full list of finalists

Golden Man Booker Prize
Man Booker Prize website

Shakespeare Plagiarism Software
New York Times article

Mysterious Manuscript at the National Library of Australia
NLA Facebook post

“Welcome to Country” by Aunty Joy Murphy
Watch the Matter of Fact excerpt on facebook

“Marvelous Miss May: Queen of the Circus” by Stephanie Owen Reeder
Canberra Times article

“Tempests and Slaughter” by Tamora Pierce
Hatchette Australia facebook post

“Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier – 80th Anniversary edition
Virago Press facebook video
Virago Press photo essay
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“Silent Invasion” by Clive Hamilton
Hardie Grant facebook post
ABC News article

“Growing Up Black in Australia” by Anita Heiss
Anita Heiss’ website

“A Miniature Christmas Anthology”
Christmas Press facebook post

“The Outsider” by Stephen King
Hachette Australia facebook post

“No Country Woman” by Zoya Patel
Hachette website

“Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts
Deadline article

Fahrenheit 451 Teaser Trailer
MHP Books website

“Working Class Boy” by Jimmy Barnes
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“The War of the Worlds” by H G Wells
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Trailer
Watch on Studio Canal’s facebook page

Picnic at Hanging Rock Date Reveal
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An Epic Tale of Redwall Computer Game
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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – Kindle in Motion
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The Crimes of Grindelwald – Dumbledore’s Sexuality
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Rose McGowan book event controversy
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Book Censorship in Western Australian school
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Lionel Shriver on ‘political correctness gone mad’
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Claire G. Coleman on ownership of stories
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Terry Goodkind publicly criticises own cover art
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on reading to his grandkids
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Drag Queen Story Hour
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Interactive Fiction

Felicity Banks
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Choice of Games – Felicity is writing an official story for them but is not associated or affiliated with them in any way
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Felicity’s Interactive Fiction
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Hosted Games
Webpage

Choice Script
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Penguin Qantas Somerset College National Novella Writing Competition for School Age Students
Website

“Heart of Brass” and “After the Flag Fell”
Odyssey Books website

Peter Lalor
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Other Steampunk
Della Mortika series
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“Ichabod Hart and the Lighthouse Mystery” by James Roy
Richard Harland
Michael Pryor

Choices that Matter, Tinman Games
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Odyssey Books
Website
Publisher Obscura

Hunt A Killer Boxes
Website

Laura E. Goodin
Website

Murder in the Mail
Kickstarter campaign
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Book Events

World Read Aloud Day
Website

Library Lover’s Day
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Books on the Rail Blind Date with a Book
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Canberra Times article

Canberra Lifeline Book Fair
Canberra Times article

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Upcoming book fair dates

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“Egyptian Enigma” Book Launch
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50 Years of the Library Building
NLA Event

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Lost the Plot – Episode 20

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The new Lost the Plot logo was designed by Louise Brooks
Brooksy Design

Jólabókaflóð
About

Jolabokaflod

The Jungle Books, Penguin Clothbound Classics
The Jungle Books

Bookish Christmas Presents
Book LampNovel Journal

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Australian Women Writers Challenge
Sign Up for 2018
November Round Up

ACT Lit-Bloggers of the Future
Hope in Dark Times, An Evening with Michael Leunig
All the blog posts

Whispering Gums
Blog Website

Street Library Australia
Website

Our New Street Libraries
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The Green Shed
Website

Street Library Vandalism
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Article on Street Library Vandalism

The Foxall Street Library Brothers
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Asia Bookroom Christmas Tree
Episode 19 – Giving Books

Worldbuilders
End of Year Fundraiser

Storytime Pledge
Alan Finkel’s Pledge
Australian Library and Information Association

My Storytime Pledge to my Niece
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2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlist

2017 Goodreads People’s Choice Awards
Full List of Winners

2018 Indie Book Awards
Longlist

2017 Bad Sex Award
The Guardian’s Article

Charles Darwin Annotated Origin of Species
Daily Mail Article

“The Shepherd’s Hut” by Tim Winton
Cover Released

“Transcription” by Kate Atkinson
Facebook post

Sydney Morning Herald List of 2018 Book Releases
Full Article

The Green Books
The Guardian Article
Publisher

Trailer for adaptation of Tim Winton’s “Breath”
The Guardian Article

Jennifer Lawrence starring in Hannah Kent’s “Burial Rites”
The Guardian Article

The Age’s Good Weekend interview with Hannah Kent, October 2016
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Miniseries Adaptation of Little Women
Stan Facebook post

“The Public” film
Youtube Trailer

Harry Potter news
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game
Harry Potter and the Portrait of what Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash
Harry Potter and the Creaky Cabinet
J K Rowling on Grindelwald Casting
Amber Heard on JK Rowling’s Statement

Backlash against To Siri With Love
Bookriot Article
Observer Article

Is the senior English syllabus too depressing?
ABC News Article

Cat Person
The Guardian Article
“Cat Person”
The BBC’s “Cat Person: What Robert (Probably) Thought”

Max the Cat
Washington Post Article

Tiny Books
Video

Annie’s Pie Charts                                                 Angharad’s Pie Charts

/r/fantasy Subreddit
Link

The Australian Human Rights Commission reports 11% of Australians identify as LGBTIQ
AHRC Website

“Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurty
The Best Book Ever Written

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
Annie’s Second Top Read

“The Sellout” by Paul Beaty
My review

“Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeliene Thien
My review

“On Doubt” by Leigh Sales
My review

“120 Days of Sodom” by the Marquis de Sade
Wikipedia link so you don’t end up on a watchlist
“Quills” starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet

Sorry about my dog barking! She wasn’t even sorry.
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Scratch Map
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Book Bingo
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Should I review the religious text I read?

The Economist’s 2017 Books of the Year
Article

The Guardian’s Best Books of 2017
Article

Barack Obama’s top reads of 2017
Facebook post

ACT Writers Centre Christmas Party
Blog Post

Muse Christmas Sale
Muse Christmas Sale

“Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan
My review

“La Belle Sauvage” by Philip Pullman

“The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami
My review

“Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow” by Jessica Townsend
My review

“Joe Cinque’s Consolation” by Helen Garner

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Lost the Plot – Episode 19

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50 Shades of Grey at the Koala Park Laundromat Street Library
Prank Update

Koala visiting “Bourne to Read” Street Library in Port Macquarie
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Kitchener Street Library Artworks
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20 years of passion for Australian literacy
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2017 World Fantasy Award
List of Winners

Readings 100 Great Reads by Australian Women
Full List

Australian Women Writers Challenge
Website
My Submitted Reviews

Amazon’s Best Books of 2017
Full List

Books are my Bag Awards
The Guardian Article

Goodreads Choice Awards 2017
Shortlist

Prime Minister’s Literary Award
Shortlist

ACT Book of the Year
Shortlist

“A Pocketful of Crows” by Joanne Harris
Website

“Oathbringer” by Brandon Sanderson
Website

“Atlantic Black” by A. S. Patric
Website

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Website
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Roxane Gay’s New Book
EW Article

Stephen King’s New Book “The Outsider”
Website
Hachette Announcement

Shaun Tan’s New Book “Cicada”
Hachette Announcement

Book recalled for derogatory term for disability
SMH Article

Book critical of China pulled from publication
Canberra Times Article

Lord of the Rings TV Series
Deadline Article
Telegraph Article

Catch-22 TV Series
The Guardian Article

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Video
Closer Look on Pottermore
More Information on Pottermore

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Augmented Reality Game
Pottermore Announcement

StoryVille Bar
Website
Video

Tianjin Binhai Library
High Snobiety Article
Project Page

World of the Book, State Library of Victoria
Exhibition Page

Stella Prize – Read Up
Website

Lost the Plot – Episode 8
Book Clubs with Sally from Asia Bookroom

Asia Bookroom
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Classrooms in the Clouds
Donation Website

Indigenous Literacy Foundation Giving Season Campaign
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Worldbuilders
Donation Website
That time I won a prize in the Worldbuilders lottery
The Story of Stardust

Jolabokaflod
The Founding Story

Harry Hartog VIP Event

 

Mum Says My Memoir Is a Lie Podcast
Website

Graeme Simsion Men and Books
Event Page

ACT Lit Bloggers of the Future
My Blog Posts

ACT Book of the Year Awards & ACT Writers Centre Christmas Party
Event Details

National Library of Australia Bookshop Christmas Sale
Event Details

 

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Lost the Plot – Episode 18

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Beyond Q Bookshop
Website

ACT Lit Bloggers of the Future
Program Description
Lost the Plot Episode 15
Whispering Gums Blog
Author Talk with Hugh Mackay
Fellowship Presentation on Japanese Girlhood
Author Talk with Kate Forsyth
ACT Writers Centre Event on Dealing with Rejection and Success
Fellowship Presentation on Ivan Southall, Australian YA author

Picnic at Hanging Rock
National Library of Australia 50 year anniversary event for Picnic at Hanging Rock
Live Video Stream

Books for the World
Website

Sekolah Gunung Merapi
Website

Kitchener Street Library
Website
Lost the Plot Episode 9 – Street Libraries

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Koala Park Laundromat Prank
25 copies of 50 Shades of Grey

Koala Park Library Revenge

2017 Nobel Prize for Literature
Kazuo Ishiguro

2017 Man Booker Prize
George Saunders
Review of “The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil” by George Saunders

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
COMING TO MELBOURNE IN 2019
Review of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
Episode 5 of Lost the Plot – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Launch
Official Website

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
New characters cast

Harry Potter: A History of Magic
BBC2 Documentary

Tales of Beedle the Bard
Illustrated Edition

“La Belle Sauvage” by Philip Pullman
Book Released

“A Pocketful of Crows” by Joanne Harris
Book Released

“Oathbringer” by Brandon Sanderson
Book release date: 14 November
Brandon Sanderson’s Website

“Warrior Bards” by Juliet Marillier
To be released in 2019

Our First Story
Same Sex Parent Books
Website

Fahrenheit 451
Apply flame to activate

Library Fine Amnesty
Adelaide Grandmother allowed back in library

Keeping Up with the Librarians
Photoshoot

To Kill a Mockingbird Removed from School District Reading List
Full article on Slate

Author Ellen van Neerven receives racist abuse after poem on HSC English Exam
SMH Article
Stella Prize Statement
SBS Article
Crikey Article
Open Letter to NSW Education Department
Ellen van Neerven’s website

ACT Writers Centre – Sofie Laguna and Karen Viggers

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Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb
Chat 10 Looks 3 podcast

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Muse Bookshop – Double Book Launch

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Erin-Claire Barrow – Feminist Fairytales
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Elena Ferrante Controversy
Episode 8 of Lost the Plot

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Lost the Plot – Episode 17

Hi everyone, I’m super excited to announce the launch of Season 2 of Lost the Plot together with my new Patreon page! If you like my podcast, please check it out and consider supporting. Thanks so much!

Also available via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/lost-the-plot-podacast/id1185190716

Show Notes:

Lost the Plot Patreon Page
www.patreon.com/TintedEdges

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
www.universalstudioshollywood.com/things-t…-potter/

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Interactive Wands
shop.universalorlando.com/c/Harry-Pott…e-Wands.html

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Library Bar
www.librarybarla.com/

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Little Free Libraries
littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

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Friends of the Library
sanclementefotl.org/san-clemente-fr…ends-bookstore/

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Five Weeks of American Literature
https://tintededges.com/tag/five-weeks-of-american-literature/

Steinbeck and Copyright
www.theguardian.com/world/2006/jun/…ooks.booksnews1
www.smh.com.au/comment/the-produ…61220-gtevie.html
www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtectio…ht-October2012.pdf
copyright.cornell.edu/publicdomain
www.businessinsider.com/ap-john-stein…-8/?r=AU&IR=T

Beyond Q Bookshop

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beyondq.com.au/
www.canberrahistory.org.au/CurtinLivin…Maddox.html
www.facebook.com/BeyondQ/

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Lost the Plot – Episode 16

Also available via iTunes:
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Noted Artwork
Tinted Edges Artwork
https://theshaunacorner.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/noted-festival-art-day-1-on-may-4th-2017/

ACT Lit Bloggers of the Future
Hugh Mackay
https://whisperinggums.com/2017/06/12/monday-musings-on-australian-literature-act-writers-centre/
https://actwritersblog.com/2017/06/23/author-talk-with-hugh-mackay-selling-the-dream/

Geeks Doing Good
http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2017/06/geeks-doing-good-2017/

Colombia’s Lord of the Books
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/05/bogota-bibliophile-trash-collector-rescues-books-170522084707682.html

Man Booker International Prize
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/books/a-horse-walks-into-a-bar-wins-man-booker-international-prize.html?_r=0

Miles Franklin Award
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/books/miles-franklin-award-2017-shortlist-announced/news-story/422b5d83c594622450fceb7c0b4857d1

Nobel Prize in Literature
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/did-bob-dylan-plagiarise-his-nobel-acceptance-speech/8620786?sf88788951=1
https://youtu.be/6TlcPRlau2Q

Australian Library Design Awards
https://www.alia.org.au/media-releases/innovative-libraries-delivering-good-design

Roxane Gay and Mia Freedman
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/cruel-and-humiliating-bad-feminist-author-roxane-gay-calls-out-treatment-by-mamamia-20170613-gwq7i5.html
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/13/roxane-gay-labels-mamamia-cruel-and-humiliating-will-she-fit-into-the-office-lift?CMP=soc_567

Clementine Ford and Avid Reader
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/27/how-an-independent-bookstore-took-on-anti-feminist-trolls-and-won?CMP=share_btn_fb

Rare Shakespeare Folio Goes to Queensland
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-06/rare-shakespeare-book-gets-vip-treatment/8594326

Book Auction
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/03/historic-irish-library-could-make-more-than-18m-at-auction?CMP=share_btn_fb

Book Crime
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-21/trace-the-unsolved-murder-of-maria-james/8612964

New John Green Book
https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/john-green-has-a-new-book-coming-out-and-it-sounds?utm_term=.gu02aVDXg&bffbbooks#.kyPmWr9pN

Hani Abdile
http://www.australiaplus.com/international/in-person/somali-poet-writes-her-way-out-of-detention/8614040?sf89831986=1
http://writingthroughfences.org/sample-page/

New Tolkein Book
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-01/tolkien-book-beren-and-luthien-published-after-100-years/8582034?sf84354955=1&smid=Page:%20ABC%20News-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic

Paddington Bear
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/paddington-bear-author-michael-bond-dies-aged-91

Dr Seuss Museum
http://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/first-dr-seuss-museum-springfield

Julia Baird
Julia Baird event

Harry Potter
https://www.theguardian.com/books/1997/jul/08/booksforchildrenandteenagers.danglaister
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/opinion/harry-potter-rowling-corbyn-muggle.html?nytmobile=0
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-26/harry-potter-the-boy-whose-fandom-lives-on-20-years-later/8644838
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-26/harry-potters-billion-dollar-entertainment-franchise/8627442
https://my.pottermore.com/wizarding-world-book-club
https://www.pottermore.com/news/open-casting-call-for-young-people-announced-for-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-sequel
http://hercanberra.com.au/cpnews/palace-electric-hosting-harry-potter-marathon/

Libraries ACT Harry Potter Event
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary Hogwarts Edition

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Donna Hosie
http://donnahosie.wixsite.com/website

Manx Cat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_cat

The Leaky Cauldron
http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/

JK Rowling’s wonderful website, then and now
http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/J._K._Rowling%27s_official_site
https://www.jkrowling.com/

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