Monday, 26 January 2009

Happy Australia Day!

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.

I would like you to do one of the following in celebrating Australia Day.

1. Check out one of these Aussie bloggers:
Lisa May over at Look At That Book
Just Listen Reviews

2. Check out these Aussie based YA sites
Inside A Dog
Behind the Lines

3. In the next week, make the effort to read an Aussie authored novel and tell me about it. There are many of them so here's some food for thought:
John Marsden
Justine Larbalestier
Lili Wilkinson
Margo Lanagan
Melina Marcetta
John Flanagan
Nikki Greenberg

Penni Russon
Scot Gardner
Simmone Howell
Sue Lawson
Ursula Dubosarsky ... and heaps more

4. Follow me, Aussie's need lots of positive reinforcement



Just Listen said...

Awesome post. Whoo for Aus and Happy Australia Day! Hope you have a good one. :D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Happy Australia Day! I really do hope to read more books by Aussie authors. :) Thanks for the list!