A quick post to spread the word about Greene For Gran – an initiative started up by Simon Savidge. If you’re a fan of blogging Simons, chances are that you’ve also been over to Savidge Reads – his tastes are quite different from mine, but of course I love his blog – and through that, got to know the tastes of Dorothy Savidge, aka Simon’s Gran. We were all sorry to hear about her illness, and that she passed away recently. It is only befitting, for a woman who loved reading, that people get reading in her honour – and Simon S hit upon the excellent idea of #GreeneForGran – that is, reading some books by an author Dorothy loved: Graham Greene.
He mentioned it on Twitter, and a few of us thought it sounded like an excellent plan and spurred him on – and now you can read all about the plans. Basically, read something by Greene during August, and maybe post or discuss during the last few days of the month. Vintage Books will also be doing the odd giveaway over at Simon S’s.
I’ve only read a couple of Greene books (Travels With My Aunt and Brighton Rock) and strongly recommend the former. I have a few others on my shelves, and I intend to grab at least one of them during August and have a read. I do hope you’ll join in – and that you’ll spread the word.