StuckinaBook’s Weekend Miscellany

I’m off to Bristol this weekend, so scheduling a weekend miscellany in advance. As I write, it’s pre-Trump-inauguration, so… well, let’s just say the past is a different country and I’m writing from it.

Take Courage1.) The link – Hannah at the charity Lifelites got in touch about a raffle to win 100 signed books. Yep, one lucky entrant will win all of ’em – including books signed by Zadie Smith, Sue Perkins, PD James, Alan Bennett and John Le Carré. AND you’ll be helping a charity which donates specialist technology packages for the 10,000 terminally ill and disabled children in every children’s hospice in Britain.

2.) The blog post – Thomas’s annual book awards (‘the Hoggies’) are always good for a laugh. Enjoy!

3.) The book – there’s a new biography of Anne Bronte out, by Samanatha Ellis (whose How To Be a Heroine I’ve been intending to read for ages). Tempting, tempting…

7 thoughts on “StuckinaBook’s Weekend Miscellany

  • January 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I’n tempted by the book too but Claire Harman gave it a poor review in the Guardian last week.

    • January 25, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Oh really? That’s a shame. It does sound like it’s a little unusual, as biographies go.

  • January 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Went straight off and bought some tickets. Fingers crossed.

    • January 25, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Oo, best of luck, Annabel!

  • January 22, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I love the annual Hoggies! One of my favorite blog posts of the year.

    • January 25, 2017 at 12:15 am

      It’s super fun, isn’t it?

  • January 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    What are you waiting for, Simon? Go and read How to Be a Heroine right now.

    I’m champing at the bit to read the Anne Brontë bio.

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