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Read more in 2008 - open now for Prize Winners and much more

Happy 2008!

New Year's resolutions come and go, but reading more is one promise worth keeping, and Lovereading has shaken off its party season hangover to help. Our unique tools make finding your next book easy and fun. But before that some of the latest book news:
Costa Prize Winners
One of the most prestigious book prizes have just been announced - The Costas (formerly the Whitbread). If you don't know there are 5 categories and below are the winners, but you can see the full shortlist and read extracts of them all free at 
First NovelBest NovelBiographyPoetryChildren's
Catherine O'Flynn, the former postwoman who was rejected by 15 publishers, took the Costa First Novel Award for her debut work, What Was Lost and the Scottish novelist and stand-up comedian, A.L. Kennedy, won her first major literary prize with her fifth novel, Day.Simon Sebag Montefiore was the Costa Biography Award winner for his widely-acclaimed work, Young Stalin while Jean Sprackland claimed the 2007 Poetry Award for Tilt, acclaimed by the judges as "a great collection ..."Finally Ann Kelley won the Children's Book Award for The Bower Bird, a novel partly inspired by the premature death of her son, Nathan, from a congenital heart and lung condition.
Also you may have seen thatRichard and Judy have chosen another small selection of books to be reviewed on their daytime show between 9 Jan and 12 Mar 08 - but you can see the full selection and read a free extract of them all now on All of them are bound to be books that will be talked about, so read an extract and see what you think.And if you feel like a complete New Year make-over is in order, but know that quick fixes never work, then have a look at our 'New Year, New You?' section. These books give you the knowledge to make changes to your life physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
Making the most of
However, if none of our special feature find you a book you like then try using some of the unique online tools we have created to help you find and choose your next book - they are all free to registered members.Try-before-you-buy by downloading and printing off any number of the 1000s of free Opening Extracts.Author Like-for-Like Recommendations help find a new book to fill the empty feeling that comes after finishing a great novel. Just type a name and we'll suggest other great books in a similar style.Book Price Comparison Engine searches dozens of online retailers and displays prices and postage costs. Often Lovereading's flat 25% off may be cheapest; sometimes you'll buy cheaper elsewhere. Either way, you'll be glad you checked!Finally our Wishlist lets you keep an electronic memo of books that catch your eye, so you don't let any life-changing literature slip by. You can email it to friends so they'll know exactly what you want for birthdays and special occasions! - just click the Grey 'Wishlist' button by any book to add it automatically.
So download some free Opening Extracts from Lovereading, and enjoy choosing the books that will make 2008 your most incredible, entertaining, mind-expanding and self-improving year yet.

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