I’m not here today 9

3 August, 2010

‘cos I’ll be in Paris. Well, strictly speaking I’ll be in Paris tomorrow. But I thought I’d confuse you all by pointing you towards my Umamimart column Slightly Peckish. Oh yes, I’m in Paris but you’ll be reading about München. Read all about my 23 hour day of fun: flying, eating brezn, drinking beer and cocktails and er…drinking more cocktails. Took me the rest of my holiday to recover, but when you’re with old friends, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. Enjoy!

In the meantime, I’m trying to finish The Châtelet Apprentice by Jean-François Parot and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and am debating taking either The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson or The Vein of Deceit by Susanna Gregory or Never the Bride by Paul Magrs to Paris with me. Decisions, decisions. Oops, I’ve just realised I’ve been typing the title of Larsson’s third volume with the apostrophe in the WRONG place. I may not have an English degree but this will bug me. Better go and correct it in all my old posts. Bummer.

And last but not least, there is a new literary prize on the bookish horizon: The Green Carnation Prize celebrating excellence in gay literature. One of the judges is our very own Simon of Savidge Reads so please visit their website (where you can find out the story behind the name!)

7 Responses to “I’m not here today 9”

  1. amymckie Says:

    Wow, how very cool about the new prize and Simon being a judge! Also, have fun in Paris with all of those great books!

  2. Mystica Says:

    I love the sound of Never the Bride. Have a good day – I dont think you need any help with the good part!!!! Enjoy yourself!

  3. Yay, Paris! I’m just a tad jealous, of course! The Chalet Apprentice looks really interesting, enjoy!

  4. savidgereads Says:

    And yet more supprt, seriously thank you for doing this post and thanks to everyone who is supporting it on the blogosphere!

  5. Hi Chasing Bawa,
    I have emailed to let you know that you have won a prize but have had no reply. Please can you get back to me by 16th August, otherwise I will have to pick another winner.

  6. gnoegnoe Says:

    Huh? Okay, mission accomplished! You got me totally confused during the 3rd sentence 😉

    Anywho, I hope you’ll have loads of fun in the City of Light!

  7. chasing bawa Says:

    Thanks all! I had loads of fun in Paris and will write a proper post about it soon.

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