From the website of the State Library of Victoria:

Colour photo of a mean lying on the grass reading

14 November 2008 – 28 February 2009

A good book is essential equipment for summer, whether you’re at the beach, in the bush or in your own backyard.

That’s why we’ve put together a selection of great reads for the 2008 Summer Read program. The list includes something for everyone – novels, short stories, non-fiction and poetry. And they’re all set in Victoria or by Victorian authors!

How can I get involved?

  • read the books on the Summer Read shortlist
  • vote online or by SMS for your favourite summer read and be in the running to win one of several great prizes
  • share your ideas about books with other readers and the summer read authors on the blog from 21 November
  • attend free events in public libraries across the state.

How does it work? Well, say, you wanted to, say, vote for Radical Melbourne, you might click here or else you could SMS ‘RADICAL’ to 13 46 88. Just sayin’.

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