Right…it’s time for another Aussie Owned and Read poll…who’s ready???
Good! I knew you were 😉
LET’S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(don’t mind me and the little thing I have for Johnny Depp ;))
So, as this post title suggests, I’m going to be asking you whether you are drawn to local authorial talent, or the talents of international authors (so, and this is where it might get confusing, whatever country you’re in, that’s local for you. Everything else is, well, international – clear as mud, right?)
I, for one, seem to lean toward international authors (non-Aussies) first. I don’t know why, and many of you are probably going…
NOOOO!!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING!!!!!
Okay, I get that, and it’s a fair point. That doesn’t mean to say I ONLY like international books. I LOVE Australian books, I mean , Marchetta’s “On The Jellicoe Road” is one of my all time favourites, but if someone hadn’t mentioned it or plain out told me to read it I can’t honestly say that I would have. And that would have been super sad, because it is such an AMAZING book.
So, when you look at the bookstore shelf (or digital shelf if you’re that way inclined), which do you automatically reach for? Local or International?