What are you reading this Christmas? Win a book pack worth $150!

Tim Winton's EyrieI have a shameful amount of books on my to-read pile. It certainly gives my to-read magazine pile a run for its money! One book that I’m going to be adding to the collection is Tim Winton’s Eyrie.

I watched a Jennifer Byrne Presents: Tim Winton piece a few weeks ago and hearing Winton talk about the setting of Eyrie reminded me of the Johnston Court apartment building in the centre of Fremantle.

I don’t know, perhaps it’s just me but that place has a weird vibe. I remember viewing a pokey little apartment with a friend about 20 years ago. When I told Mum the address of the apartment she was shocked because she’d lived in the exact same apartment years before. It’s like the building has tendrils that weave their way through the community. It seems like everyone I know has a Johnston Court story.

I don’t know if Winton’s Eyrie setting was Johnston Court or an amalgamation of a whole bunch of different places. Either way I can’t wait to read it.

You can grab a copy of Eyrie here or have a look through Bookworld’s super handy gift catalogue.

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Want to win a mega-amazing Bookworld bookpack worth $150? Of course you do! All you have to do is head over to the Bookworld Giftshop and leave me a comment telling me what book is #1 on your to-read pile! Aussie’s only (sorry). Entries close MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER at 11:59PM AWST!.


  1. Corey Wayne November 20, 2013

    John Safran – Murder In Mississippi!

  2. Samantha Riegl November 20, 2013

    The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

  3. Suzie Elo November 20, 2013

    John Grisham’s Sycamore Row will have me clinging onto my bed sheets, I love that!

  4. Fran November 20, 2013

    My must read list would start with Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, she’s such an amazing writer! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize.

  5. Michelle V November 21, 2013

    I’ve read Outback Dreams and thought that was good
    Patricia Cornwell’s Dust gave me shivers, I knew it would
    And The Mountains Echoed is one that shouldn’t be missed
    But there is just one that is on top of my list
    Barracuda it is, the number one book for me
    I hope to find it wrapped under my Christmas Tree!

  6. emily November 22, 2013

    Oh yes pleaaasse!!! I really want to read ‘7 days in the Art world’… the list is long in fact. a voucher would make a wonderful dent it it though 🙂

  7. Sabrinah Woodhouse November 22, 2013

    David Sedaris’ ‘Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls’ – his writing is hilarious, witty and poignant

  8. Barbara November 23, 2013

    I love food. I love cooking. I love Maggie Beer

  9. Kim November 27, 2013

    I would say Tim Winton too. I read Cloudstreet and loved it so much. Thank you for this competition. I love books!

  10. Sara November 28, 2013

    Definitely Nora Roberts! http://www.bookworld.com.au/book/dark-witch/41461210/

  11. Kylie November 29, 2013

    I’ve just started reading Gone Girl. It’s slow going that’s for sure.

    • Krissy November 29, 2013

      I probably shouldn’t tell you that I gave up reading it about 30 pages in 🙂

  12. sue November 29, 2013

    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt…has caught my eye 🙂

  13. EmmaA November 29, 2013

    I can’t tell you the last time I read a book but if I won $150 worth of books I’d be set for life!

  14. Kye November 29, 2013

    I’ve been hanging out to read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, but I’m yet to find (maybe I should just make the time?!) to commit to such a hefty book.

    Hoping to purchase it after Christmas and read my Summer holiday away. Bliss.

  15. Leah Hewson November 30, 2013

    I am hanging out for Stephen Kings ‘Dr Sleep’

  16. Clare November 30, 2013

    Would looove to read Obsessive Creative by Collette Dinnigan x

  17. Alison Watts November 30, 2013

    I love reading and have a “list” as well, topped by The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Reviews of this book have me intrigued. A great holiday read I believe!

  18. Ange December 1, 2013

    I love Jamie!

  19. Chisa December 1, 2013

    Ooh, I spied ‘On the Noodle Road’ by Jen Lin-Liu whilst at the airport, and it sounds so interesting – about how noodles made it across Asia and Europe from China all the way to Italy. That one is next on the list!

  20. Elle December 2, 2013

    Suzanne Collins – the hole hunger games series although the first two books were my favorite , i would get lost in the book and i came close to crying in a few parts 🙁 , i get lost in nearly every book i read 😀

  21. Kirsti December 2, 2013

    Well…despite having a huge to-read pile on my bedside table there are others I’m dying to add to it. Top of that list is The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.

  22. Tasha Walker December 2, 2013


  23. Beck December 2, 2013

    Jim Stynes autobiography

  24. Beck December 4, 2013

    I have a vague recollection that it was me who was with you when you went to view that Johnston court apartment? ! Lol

    • Krissy December 5, 2013

      I am 99.9% sure it was you Bec

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