I love twitter. I spend far too much time on it. And one of the things I love about twitter is being able to actually chat with authors. Lots of them are lovely people who actually chat back Someone I’ve talked with a few times is Mark Lawrence, author of Prince of Thorns, and now King of Thorns. And tonight I spotted this:
got me a stack of King of Thorns UK paperbacks today, all decked out in swanky black – got a blog, wanna do a giveaway? Hit me up!
— Mark Lawrence (@Mark__Lawrence) June 7, 2013
He was looking for bloggers to do giveaways, naturally I leapt at the chance, so you lucky people get the chance to win a signed paperback copy of the new UK paperback for King of Thorns. Come on, you know you want it! And as usual, all I’m after is a comment.
While we’re here though, I really ought to talk about what I’m reading. I finally managed to start Half Lives by Sara Grant. I’m enjoying it, though in a way slightly dreading the twist. It’s another of these novels written across two times, so with two distinct sets of characters, and in this case, two separate languages and cultures. It’s slightly disorienting slipping between the two, but I’ve a feeling it’s going to be worth it.
And in other bookish news, it’s just a week now to the inaugural Felixstowe Book festival. I’d really appreciate some help spreading the word particularly about the children’s events which still have plenty of availability. You can see Zoe Palmer, Baden Prince or Julie Hearn on the saturday or Hayley Long or Marita Phillips on Sunday. £2 per ticket (adults free) and I understand that discounts for large families are negotiable. Tickets for children’s events are available at the library, or via eventbrite
The competition closes next Thursday 13th June at midnight. To enter leave me a comment telling me what you’re reading this week. You can have an extra entry for sharing this post, using the badge or joining the linky with your own Read52 post – but you must leave an extra comment for each thing you’ve done, telling me what it is. As Mark is doing the posting direct, you must be prepared for me to pass your details to him – if you’re not happy to do that, don’t enter. UK only. Draw will be made using the lovely plugin and the winner is, which relies on separate comment entries.
Grab the badge
Enter the linky.
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The background: I’ve challenged Big to read 52 books this year. She will probably be mentioning them over here on her blog. I’m also going to have a crack at reading at least 52 books myself, and more importantly, I’m going to keep track of what books I’m reading to the little ones. I’m going to do all of that in a weekly post, and I’ve also set up a google plus community which you’re very welcome to join. (If you need an invitation, leave me a comment using relevant email address – which will stay hidden.)