In the blogosphere
I am participating in Kris's Tribute to the Women of YA over @ Voracious YAppetite.
She has a series of posts in honour of March being Women's History Month. I think it is such a neat idea. The first post is already up: http://www.rebloco.com/2010/03/28/the-women-of-ya-a-tribute-part-i/
If you missed the first round of Character Connection, a new meme by Jen @ The Introverted Reader, you can join in this Thursday. To participate all you need to do is write a post about your love of a literary character. You can be as creative as you want which is one of the reasons I love this idea so much. All the info is on Jen's lovely blog.
I read for at least five hours yesterday! That is the most time I have spent reading on a Sunday in forever so I feel very gleeful about that.
I gave some advice to a new UK blogger who wrote me the sweetest email. Her name is Caroline and here is her blog: http://portrait-of-a-woman.blogspot.com/ Please stop by her blog and say hi!
Caroline also very kindly told me that Delphine De Vigan, author of No and Me, is launching her book at the French Institute in South Kensington on April 7th. More info here.
The lovely Ebony McKenna is coming to London all the way from Melbourne, Australia. In fact I have it on very good authority that she has already packed her bags. Ebony is going to be signing copies of her wonderfully funny YA novel Ondine: The Summer of Shambles.
Here are the dates and locations:
Tuesday April 6th 11.00 a.m Waterstones Barnet
Thursday April 8th 11.00 a.m. Slough Library
Does anyone want any further advice on book blogging? I feel like I'm touching on some things but maybe missing others. If you do, leave me a comment with your question or if you are a little embarrassed by it email me: thebookette @ googlemail.com
I'm still thinking about changing the visuals of The Bookette. What I need is a website where I can build a custom design from scratch. Any ideas?