I’m going to be community minded again tonight (for which read: it’s too late for me to write a proper book review) and point you in the direction of the latest episode of The Readers (click zee link). For those not in the know, it’s a podcast run by Simon S and Gav, covering all manner of bookish topics – always including plenty of recommendations for reading.
This week’s podcast features lovely Kim as a guest, and equally lovely Polly also pops up with her five favourite books (and a mention of me!) The chief topic of discussion is book blogging – a subject dear to all our hearts, of course. I am in love with their discussion! It covers so many areas – why they started; how long they take to write reviews; positive vs. negative posts, and so on. All stuff I find fascinating – some people don’t care much for blogging-about-blogging, but I’m all about the meta-conversations. And all the way through I wished I were there to join with the chatter… (They also talk about book-culling, and it’s lovely to hear a tbr pile of 450 considered ‘not bad’ – my real-life-in-the-flesh friends consider half a dozen unread books as somewhat pressing.)
So, pop over and have a listen to the whole thing, but especially the first half. And I’ll be back tomorrow with another strange little book… (which is my vague way of saying that I haven’t decided between two strange little books waiting for review. Would you rather hear about the well-known author or the utterly obscure author?)