Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Readers and My Life in Books



If you enjoy reading Stuck-in-a-Book but have always thought that it was missing a certain audio quality, then I have just the thing for you!  Simon S and Gav very kindly asked me to contribute my Five Favourite Books to their awesome weekly podcast The Readers - and it's now up!  I'm at the end of the podcast, but obviously you should listen to the whole thing.  Here it is!  Probably not a lot of surprises there for regular readers of SiaB, but I had such fun doing it (and re-doing it when I went on for too long the first time - is anyone surprised?!)

My e-friend Julie alerted me to the fact that the second series of BBC Two's My Life in Books is on its way - some info here - and that seems like a good bandwagon-jumping opportunity.  Some of you will remember that I shamelessly ripped off the idea (and title) for my own My Life in Books series last March/April, inviting some of my favourite bloggers and blog-readers to participate, in mystery-partner pairs.  You can still read them all by clicking on the image below...


Well, I've decided to do it again!  Last time I decided not to ask bloggers in their 20s and 30s, since we've barely begun our reading life - but I rejigged the questions a bit, took away any age limit, and contacted another 16 of my favourite bloggers and asked them to join in.  I'm delighted to say that every single one of them said yes!  Not sure exactly when the series will start, but it'll be sometime in the next two months.  Just thought I'd get you excited about it - it's going to be a fun few collaborative months here at Stuck-in-a-Book, what with Elizabeth Taylor Centenary Celebrations, Muriel Spark Reading Week, and My Life in Books.  Isn't the blogosphere fun?

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  1. Oh, I will be looking forward to this. And, yes, the blogosphere is great fun!

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    1. Great :)
      I loved having you on board for the first series!

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  2. I enjoyed the podcast! And no, no surprises there. :)

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    1. I should have picked some gory crime novel, just to throw everyone!

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  3. Well done on your podcast interview, Simon! Although I did have a mad urge to jump up and make tea and plate some biscuits, it was like having you over for a visit for a few minutes.

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    1. Thanks Darlene :) Biscuits welcome in the post! Oh, now I want to have tea and biscuits with you... I'll just have to come to Canada, won't I?

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  4. great must tune in ,I enjoyed my life in books first series so be tuning in for the second ,all the best stu

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    1. I enjoyed the first series of My Life in Books quite a lot, although I don't think Anne Robinson was the perfect choice of host - she went a bit hard-nosed journalist occasionally.

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  5. well, that's about the coolest thing ever. I've downloaded the show and will listen soon.

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  6. I enjoyed the podcast. I was thinking, I've read your blog for three or four years (and sort of feel like I know you) and yet I'd never heard your voice -- sorry, that reads a bit more dramatic than I mean it to. @:-) So...I liked what you had to say and I liked getting to "hear" you say it.

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    1. Haha, not too dramatic, don't worry! It is odd when you see/hear/meet someone who has only been a typed voice before... I was a bit nervous about exposing my voice to the world, but the opportunity sounded too fun to miss.

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