Slightly Peckish Tuesday and Penguin Bloggers’ Night
2 April, 2013
So I went to New York a couple of weeks ago and am still suffering withdrawal symptoms. It was too short a trip and I want to go back! Check out the first of my posts on eating in New York at Umami Mart: Slightly Peckish. ‘Coz we ate. A lot.
In bookish news, last week I joined some fellow book bloggers at this year’s Penguin General Bloggers’ Night at Foyle’s where we heard eight authors reading from their books. Annabel has written about it and apart from hearing some fascinating snippets of new and forthcoming titles including Jonathan Coe’s Expo 58, James Robertson’s The Professor of Truth and Rhidian Brook’s The Aftermath, it was lovely to see everyone again. There was also a contingent of book vloggers which is really exciting as I’m way too shy and will probably mumble like an idiot if I tried it. But I’ll definitely be checking them out on youtube and I hope you do too.
I came home with a lovely tote filled with Mohsin Hamid’s How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Catherine O’Flynn’s Mr. Lynch’s Holiday, Alicia Foster’s Warpaint and Suzanne Rindell’s The Other Typist. Thank you Penguin!
Although I wasn’t able to get copies, I’m also looking forward to reading Joanna Rossiter’s debut novel, The Sea Change intertwining two stories set in India in the ’70s and Britain after WWII and Bernadine Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman about Britain’s aging Carribean community which had us all laughing in our seats.
Isn’t it interesting how hearing an author read can change your perception of a book, just like its cover? Do you find that too?