A week in books.... Margate, E.M. Forster, short stories from Tom Barbash and surprise new twitter followers!
Reviewing: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Bought: Where Angels Fear to tread by E.M. Forster
On the book shelf: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Bookshops Visited: The Book House, Thame
The week kicked off with a fresh delivery of new reads including Stay up with Me by Tom Barbash, thank you HarperCollins. Look out for my review of this book, shortlisted for the Folio Prize, next month.
Midweek I was dispatched to the Kent Coast and Margate on a work assignment. Work aside the highlight was meeting up with lovely bibliophile Bee's Bookshare (check out @beesbookshare). Can't wait to attend one of Bee's inspiring book share events later this year!
I'm a sucker for a second hand bookstore and found myself mid-week picking up a well thumbed copy of E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread. Both Room with a View and Maurice would be fighting for a place on my bookshelf best reads so looking forward to getting stuck in.
Caught up with the new TV adaptation of Wolf Hall this week. The jury is out for me but if this sends viewers in to bookshops to buy the source Mantel novels (which it should) then its a winner for reading which is fine with me.
A quick check of my most read blog posts this week revealed a surprise. Two older reviews from last year seem to have been picked up....
Highrise by JG Ballard - must be the forthcoming film
Terms and Conditions by Robert Glancy - now out in paperback http://wordsshortlist.blogspot.com/2014/04/always-read-small-print.html?spref=tw
Some nice new followers joining the Word's Shortlist cause this week. So, how big is the Word's Shortlist community?
452 Facebook likes and 272 followers - that's 724 people committed to reading more in 2015!!! Let's reach 1k
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