Monday, October 06, 2008

Reviving bookersatz

Unfortunately Annie, my co-editor and I were both otherwise engaged over the summer with family matters, study and life in general, so bookersatz had to take a back seat.

Today I have posted up a great review of Caroline Smailes' Black Boxes by HelenMH. I have one or two other reviews in reserve but we are now actively looking for contributions. The philosophy behind bookersatz is to post reviews of books we have enjoyed and would like to recommend to others, and to encourage our readers to add to a debate via the comments.

So if you would like to send in a review for consideration (200-300 words is ideal, certainly no more than 500 words) please contact me for details, the link to my email is in my Blogger profile. We will sort out the layout and photo, we just want as wide a range of books and contributors as possible.

Three notable things:

1. I can't believe I haven't blogged about this year's X Factor yet. Watch this space.

2. We are searching for cures for chronic insomnia (for son 1, not me!) Any ideas?

3. Reading, writing and a little bit of studying. I'm looking forward to the next 9 months...


HelenMWalters said...

Can't wait to hear your views on X Factor! I am avidly watching.

Casdok said...

I am still looking for ideas for insomnia to. Its a tough one.

Sue Guiney said...

Hi there! Chronic insomnia...ugh. We went through this with my son. Tried everything from a magnetic mattress (which didn't help), to lavender sprayed on his pillow, to a regimen of melatonin (which did work just to get him back on track). But it is a toughie. If he's amenable, you could try to enforce a bedtime ritual, like a hot bath, all tv's and computers off, writing down any stray worries, cup of hot milk and then lights out. Good luck! Also, once I'm out form under the production of the play we're producing, I'll help pout with Bookersatz. I have a few reviews I'm intending to do anyway. xo

Cathy said...

Thanks Sue! He is doing many of those things but just can't sleep. we're going to try herbal tablets and hopefully lavender oil tonight.
Melatonin can only be prescribed by a consultant here and he has already discusssed it at his day service. I said I would ring his consultant today but he didn't want me to.