Bookwitch bites #14

That David Fickling has set up in competition with me. There is now a DFB blog, or so I’m told. I’m reminded of an old Swedish saying that says something like shoemakers should stick to making shoes. With my current amnesia I can’t recall if there is an English equivalent. ; )

Terry Pratchett has a big prize to offer in a sort of book writing competition. ‘Anywhere but here, anywhen but now‘ is quite a mouthful for anything, but that’s what it’s called. Details for how to submit can be found here. £20,000 strikes me as very attractive, but I suspect it will still not make a novelist of me. Oh, well.

Melvin Burgess is playing. Something. He’s worked with the BBC to make an interactive drama and computer game thingy. The Well can be played here. It’s got Doctor Who’s lovely Amy in it. I think.

More stuff to look at in some videos of Bloomsbury’s authors talking about their books. Here are some links to Lucy Jago, Celia Rees, Jon Mayhew and Ian Beck, but not necessarily in that order:

Candy Gourlay launched her Tall Story this week. From the photos I’ve seen from the launch, she looked like she’s always done this sort of thing.

I’m off to try and reorganise my TBR pile again. One book that won’t be part of it, is one I was offered, and felt duty bound to accept, by someone who emailed me out of the blue. When I did so, I had an immediate reply to thank me for my interest, but they had someone else who wanted it. Quite.

Terry 'two hats' Pratchett

A final link here to watch Terry Pratchett pick eggs out of his hat. It’s for Terry’s Discworld football cup. Though between you and me I suspect the eggs may have been pingpong balls. And there are chickens. Quite what happens with the balls and the chickens I’m not sure. I believe you have to vote for something. Go on, vote!

3 responses to “Bookwitch bites #14

  1. ‘Each to their own’ is, I suppose, the English equivalent. Thanks for all those great links.

  2. “the cobbler should stick to his last”.

    Curious both English & Swedish should have shoemaking phrases. Were cobblers & shoe makers more given to trying to multitask than other craftspeople, I wonder?

  3. Skomakare bliv vid din läst.

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