want to READ THIS ZINE?
Can you resist these pleading puppy eyes? “Reeeeead meeeeeeeee!”
No, you can’t resist. Of course not. You are not cold and heartless. You can read.
The zine was created to tie-in with the First Ever Sydney Readers’ Festival, which ran from May 21-23. Smashing success it was too!
— reader profiles. what do people read? why? what most commonly gets dropped on their books? (hint: it starts with C and ends with BS)
— commissioned pieces by Perth writer Cry Bloxsome, Sydney zinester and FBi host Lee Tran Lam, ex-Chaser but eternal cue-reader Chris Taylor, Hungry Beaster Elmo Keep, Bryn of comic book afficionadoes Beef Knuckles (comic pictured below), Sydney writer and producer Sophie Mallam and Philadelphia-based academic Astrid Lorange.
— top 10 places to read in Sydney by Even Books
— an unexpected but lovely map of childhood favourites by Vanessa Berry
Get your collector’s item now, they’re hotter than hot chips in hell.
++ even books, brought to you via puppy eyes ++
a book-themed playlist
You may have been too busy dancing, or smashing pinatas, to notice last Friday night at the Brautigan party - but DJ Jack Shit was busily spinning songs with a bookish-bent. Here’s the playlist you can revisit at your own leisure, courtesy of Ginny and Jude.
Librarian — My Morning Jacket
Read it in Books — Kelley Stoltz
Picture Book — The Kinks
Book of Love — The Monotones
The Bare Necessities — Jungle Book
The Word — The Beatles
Postcards from Italy — Beirut
For all the Headline — Benjamin Wetherill
Wordy Rappinghood — Tom Tom Club and Chicks on Speed
Everyday I Write the Book — Elvis Costello