Every year there is a promotion run in Australia called Books Alive, and today was the launch day.
There is a Books Alive Great Reads Guide that lists about 50 books in all different genres, and including some local authors. There are some okay reads listed in the brochure too. On the website, there are also statements by celebrities about why they like to read, and feature authors amongst other things.
One of the bonuses is that if you buy one of the 50 listed books, you receive a free book by an Australian author. This year, it is a biography written by Peter Fitzsimmons about Les Darcy who was a famous Australian boxer. Whilst I am not all that fussed about whether or not I get the free book this year, I do like the promotion as a whole. Anything that encourages more book buyer....er....reading, is good in my opinion!