Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Now book fever

Or should that be Man Booker fever? As everyone waits for the result tonight, The BBC website has summaries of each of the shortlisted novels as well as an interesting article on the factors which can influence book sales.

Dovegreyreader is tipping 'Darkmans', as does Eve's Alexandria, while the bookies have two different frontrunners. For the record, I haven't read any of them, so I have no opinion at all!

Three notable things:

1. My course materials for the OU Start Writing Plays course arrived today!

2. I have just signed up for another short course, to run concurrently with it, called Open to Change. You can read what you like into that.

3. Ageism seems to be alive and well in British politics...


Anonymous said...

Good Grief, Cathy!! You're a busy bee. I feel positively bone idol!

Crystal xx

Anonymous said...

Or should that be bone idle? My dictionary sits next to me but I can't be bothered to pick it up and use it!!

C x

Casdok said...

Wow! Yes am impressed!
Good on you!

Lane Mathias said...

So it was Anne Enright, Cathy. I still haven't read her 'What are You Like' yet.
Interesting article re. book sales especially the point about titles:-)