Today bookwitch bites brings you the letter B. (Well, a witch needs something to hold a blog post together.)
Billy is getting fatter. Deeper, rather. And that’s good. Deep is good, yes? That’s Billy as in those bookcases you all have somewhere, into which you stash your books. Except now you don’t. The latest fad is to have no books, but to put ornaments in Billy instead. That’s why he’s got so deep. (I prefer fat.)
One day I might tell you about me and my Billy, back in 1977. That didn’t go too well.
Bzrk. Sorry. It was certainly not my idea. I’m currently reading Michael Grant’s fourth book in the Gone series. It’s creepy enough. I’m feeling constantly uneasy. But as Michael was telling me last year, he has something new and weird coming. The weird bit of it is here now. That’s BZRK.
It is transmedia. It is something adults aren’t supposed to get, and I’m obliging by not getting it. I think it is creepyness online and ‘games’ and stuff. It will lead up to a real book some time in the winter. I gather one can do both, or either.
Bloody Scotland. It’s what it’s called; the Scottish crime festival that was launched last week and that will happen for real next September. I can’t wait. I wish I’d known about the launch, which took place in Stirling and featured lots of big names, with that Rankin chap in the lead. Lin Anderson was also in on it, along with countless others. All of whom I missed.
Sob. I’m packing my bags to be ready for next year.
Boo! Here is a sample video to scare you. It’s part of a competition and you can make your own (Can you really? I couldn’t.) and you might win unimaginably wonderful stuff like iPads and iTunes vouchers and even an invite to a special secret event. This is all to celebrate the (I presume equally bloody) paperback of Department 19 by Will Hill.
Book. I believe I am allowed to tempt you with winning a signed copy of this book. To tell me why you deserve to win, please use the contact form at the top of this page (NOT the comments…). Shall we say by the 3rd October?
Bye for now.