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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Inky's Fri-Yay August 23

Hello and welcome to Fri-yay!  Did you know that crocodiles cannot stick out their tongues? Gosh! Did you even know crocodiles had tongues?! Sorry to burst your bubble, but it just goes to show you can’t rely on Disney to be scientifically accurate, huh?

Well what’s been happening around here? As you know, voting has now closed in the 2019 Inky Awards. I hope you remembered to vote! Now we just have to wait for the Inky Awards Ceremony where the winners of the 2019 Silver Inky Award and the 2019 Gold Inky Award will be announced! Is your school coming? All eight Inky Judges will there and will interview two Gold Inky Shortlist authors, Lynette Noni and Erin Gough. It should be a blast! (If you can’t make it, never fear! It will be live streamed!) 

We have also started our August/September Lit Club and are calling all keen readers to join us! Lit Club is for everyone! Just comment on the blog  that you want in, and I will add you as a contributor. By joining in and posting, you will be in the running to win a book pack from Inside a Dog. Yes – free books!  One of our illustrious discussion leaders, laurramabel, has already posted a gorgeous and evocative piece in response to the book. This piece really captures the eerieness and emotion in the book – which is a genre defying mix of crime, poetry and paranormal. So I make this Inky Proclamation! Go forth and get you all to a book shop or library and get your hands on a copy of Catching Teller Crow! It’s a terrific read. I look forward to your responses!

Okay that’s enough of my news. I know! It’s just Inky Inky Inky Inky around here. Let’s look at the latest reviews popping up. Our favourite bookworm over at Confesssions of a Readerholic has a review of hot-off-the-press-new-release It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood and she says it has fast become one of her favourite books! This book won the Text Prize as an unpublished manuscript and it sounds like it will live up to the hype. Have you read it?

Sylvs at NOVELty reads has five mini reviews of quick to read graphic novels and non-fiction. While you are there, why not read the post NIGHTIME DEFIANCE, the latest installment in the series of challenging situations that face bookish people! It’s almost too relatable! Books or sleep? Well…it’s a tough choice.

And you know why we relate to these bookish problems? Because we all love books! And books are full of words. And we all love words! Words like over at Word of the Day where ellipsis continues to blow our minds with vocabulary expanding brilliance ( ‘coriaceous’ anyone?),

And words spun together to create engrossing short stories like The Sound of Silence by Valkyrie Cain.

And even words that ask for help like these ones from library.

So keep those words coming! Reviews, recommendations, stories, poetry and bookish problems. Thanks for sharing everyone.

Happy reading and see you all next week.