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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Celebrating British Authors @ Fluttering Butterflies

I guess it was about this time last year when I was seriously thinking about hosting the British Books Challenge after a nudge from a fellow blogger. I thought it was really important to support British authors and our YA literature industry. I've found it harder than I expected. Largely because I have to read for work, for book clubs and to futher my own writing. But luckily the responsbility did not rest entirely on my shoulders. There have been some amazing bloggers who have taken the challenge and run with it. None more so than Michelle @ Fluttering Butterflies. She has dedicated the whole of November to a special feature: CELEBRATING BRITISH AUTHORS.

We are only on Day 6 and already she has guest posts, giveaways and beautifully written reviews and she has written a great post recommending some of her favourite teen British books: http://www.flutteringbutterflies.com/2011/11/some-of-my-favourite-books-by-british.html
Have a read if you want some ideas of books to help you complete the challenge. It reminded me that I really need to get a copy of Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman and her review of 0.4 by Mike Lancaster reminded me why I bought it in the first place.

Thanks for the morale boost Michelle. Your month has given me a burst of enthusiasm just when I needed it.

Go and celebrate British talent everyone!


Luisa at Chicklish said...

I'm enjoying all the posts so much, and I love your British Books Challenge, too! Thanks, Becky and Clover.

Clover said...

Oh thank you so much for this post Becky! And thank you for hosting the BBC, it has really opened my eyes to British authors. I've had so much fun this year discovering new books and authors because of your challenge :)