Sunday, 27 March 2011
A Week of Lives
Tomorrow morning I'm off to Paris to see my lovely friend Lorna, and probably eat a baguette or two, but fear not - I shall not be abandoning you. Rather, I will be setting in motion a week of interviews with the great and the good of the blogging world!
Lots of us in the UK recently enjoyed the TV series My Life in Books where authors and other notables were asked to tell about favourite reads from different points of their lives. It was a great idea for a TV series, and really entertaining viewing - but I can't have been the only viewer thinking "I bet bloggers could do this just as well."
My original plan was to do my own Life in Books, and then I thought... firstly, you can probably guess most of them, and secondly... I'm only 25. It's a bit previous (as my mother would say) to talk about my life in books. And so I turned my attention elsewhere... Of course there aren't a lot of nonegenarians around the blogosphere, so all the people I've asked to contribute have plenty of books left to enjoy in their lives. But I decided it was just silly to ask anyone under forty to talk about their lives in books, because we've barely started our lives. (Apologies if I asked you and you *are* under forty, and I got my wires crossed!)
So, over the next week a selection of bloggers and blog-readers (who don't get enough fanfare!) will be choosing five books for our very own bloggy My Life in Books series. They'll be up in pairs, starting tomorrow. Even more fun, each participant was told the choices of their co-participant anonymously, and asked to surmise something about their co-participant from those choices!
I'm not going to spoil the surprise of who's turning up on which day, but I suspect there will be some names you'll know... and lots of suggestions for you to follow up afterwards! Have a fun week...
(And apologies to those of you who spotted Day Four's answers up here for about an hour yesterday, they weren't supposed to appear just yet!)