Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ready Steady Book

I've come across the coolest new literary site. It is called Ready Steady Book. It is a new site, but it already has a wonderful blog to keep you informed of the literary news. Plus, it has articles...book reviews...poem of the week....today in literature....and a list of a few British literary blogs. They are connected to The Book Depository, which is another find for me this last few weeks. I ordered something from Amazon and it came, new, from this online store. They do free shipping in the UK, so it makes it worth me checking there before relying on Amazon.co.uk all the time! With Amazon, I usually end up buying more books because I want the free shipping. That is OK most of the time....but sometimes you just want to spend the money on ONE book. (Shock Horror I know, but it does happen!)

(edit: Sorry Mark, I should have said...new to me literary site! Well worth a read and do check out his other site at.... http://www.britlitblogs.com/)

Book Retreat

I'm so excited. This weekend I'm headed to Wales to have a long 4 day weekend at a Book Retreat. The retreat is put on by Anna, who runs the Wenlock Books store that I've talked about before. I don't know anyone who is going except Anna, so that makes me a bit worried....but the whole object is to get some rest really (for me). We are free to roam during the day, but during the evening we are going to be reading short stories and discussing them. That ought to be good fun. Anna hasn't told us what kind of stories she is picking out yet.

I hope to spend some time with my computer typing out reviews that I'm behind! I've written one that I'll post, but I've read around 3 others I think.

So what am I taking to read???

Gillian Tindall
The House by the Thames

An Indian Attachment
Sarah Lloyd

Wolves eat Dogs
Martin Cruz Smith

Barbara Pym
An Unsuitable Attachment

I might sneak something else in too....but that is what I plan on taking....and two blankets I'm making....and well....probably more stuff too.....must remember NOT to take to much!

I tell you all about it when I get back!