Man Booker Longlist 2014 announced; what do you think?

The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize was announced earlier today. This year’s list was awaited with particular curiosity because, of course, the Man Booker  trustees decided – for the first time More »

Announcing Literary Dinner Dates – a new event from Adventures With Words

Stuck for something to read? Want to try something different, refresh your reading tastes or get some tips from someone in the know? In the Colchester area? We may be able to More »

YALC – we went, we saw, we podcasted! #yalc

A couple of days have passed now since Rob and I returned, very tired but generally very happy, after a hot, busy but great weekend at Earls Court, at the first ever More »

Podcast: Book Culls

Kate and Rob have too many books! More »

Goodbye June and hello July – #bookadayuk, now curated by Doubleday UK

We’re so pleased that #bookadayuk will be continuing into July, this time curated by those lovely people at Doubleday. We’ll also being continuing to join in here at AWW Towers, and we More »

 
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Podcast: Finding the time to read and Booker thoughts

This week Rob and Kate discuss their thoughts on the Booker long list and finding the time to read…

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Man Booker Longlist 2014 announced; what do you think?

The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize was announced earlier today. This year’s list was awaited with particular curiosity because, of course, the Man Booker  trustees decided – for the first time – to change the rules which had previously allowed only British and Commonwealth authors to be considered for the prize. So…what did they pick? Thirteen novels made it to the first stage.

Literary Dinner Date

Announcing Literary Dinner Dates – a new event from Adventures With Words

Stuck for something to read? Want to try something different, refresh your reading tastes or get some tips from someone in the know? In the Colchester area? We may be able to help.

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Podcast: Live from YALC

Kate and Rob spent last weekend in London, visiting the London Film and Comic Con.

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YALC – we went, we saw, we podcasted! #yalc

A couple of days have passed now since Rob and I returned, very tired but generally very happy, after a hot, busy but great weekend at Earls Court, at the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention, based in the London Film and Comic Con. Our podcast, recorded from the floor of Earls Court during the Con itself will be heading your way very soon, but in the meantime, here are some of my thoughts and lots of photos to give you a flavour of the weekend.

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Last Book We Bought: Flashboys and Stray #bookadayUK

The last books that caught our eye and spent our money on.

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Favourite French book for Bastille Day: Asterix and The Count of Monte Cristo #bookadayuk

It’s Bastille Day, when the French revolutionaries stormed that great symbol of Royal power, freeing their comrades and criminals alike. So quickly, before they fetch Madame la Guillotine, here are Rob and Kate’s favourite French books…

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Best Title: Death and the Penguin and Go The… #bookadayUK

Best title as, after all, it’s all in the name…

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Novels that conjured up a place: The Shadow of the Wind and Cold Mountain #bookadayUK

The books that transport you away.

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The Book That Made You Cry: Levels of Life and The Chaos Walking Trilogy #bookadayUK

Grab the tissues and it’s the books that bring tears to your eyes…

 

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