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Monday, 29 March 2010

A little update post for you

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!

Around London
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?


I Want To Read That said...

Have you seen the template designer in blogger draft? I had a play with it the other day and it's pretty good - you can decide on different styles, background layouts etc. It might be a bit limited but could give you a starting point or some ideas of what you want:)

Glad to hear you managed to get some quality reading time in on Sunday:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fun post. I really enjoyed this :)

Lauren said...

If you find a site where you can build a custom design, I would love to know about it! :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

5 hours to read! It sounds like a dream to me :) I have been so busy lately and just want to drive somewhere that no one can call me or visit me and I can just .... read. :)

Caroline said...

Thank you Becky!!
Now I have comments on my post *super proud* ;)

Luisa at Chicklish said...

It's great to read your update, and I'm now following a new blog, which I'm very happy about! Thank you for this.

Shweta said...

Will DM you some custom design site links. :)

Jenn-ay said...

I love this update...now I need to go check out other sites : )

You have a beautiful blog...it is always so informative.

HAPPY readings!!!