Fourteen Independent stores, 18 publishers, 117 books and a print run of 180,000+ catalogues. The Booksellers NZ “Summer Reading Catalogue” is due to arrive at participating Indie bookstores on Monday 25th November, just in time to capitalise on Christmas and the holidays. The catalogue is filled with gift ideas for the silly season and great reading to keep the entire family entertained over the long (hopefully!) lazy days of summer.
Nowadays often he finds himself down at the river
with fishing rods and home-made lures
that dance as colour-drenched and flamboyant
as an opera diva's earrings
though the gear, and the catch (if any) aren't the point.
He goes because he has to.
Because sometimes a twig floats by,
or a bird jags past,
or a dragonfly balances
on thin air.
And it's ―
he cannot finish what it is.
Yet in this still room
we feel the river move on and on
as if there were comfort
in something pushing forward from its source,
light gleaming on its surface instant after instant,
each sudden vision ― leaf, water-beetle, seed-pod ―
a match that is struck against a deep-running dark.
by Emma Neale from The Truth Garden (published July 2012)
Published by Otago University Press.