Following on from yesterday, I discover there are two more shortlists to consider …
1) Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (for comic fiction)
6 titles: 50 % available at my library. 2 in the TBR (Catherine O’Flynn + Sam Leith)
2) Arthur C Clarke Award (for science fiction)
6 titles: 50 % availability at my library. 0 in the TBR! Science fiction’s not my genre of choice, though when I do read it, I do enjoy and I loved last year’s winner, The City and The City. I may well take a voyage of discovery with this little lot. Any particular recommendations?
Today I found myself with two hours to spare. I just happened to be in the vicinity of a book shop. I’ll just have a quick look, I said. I won’t buy anything because a) I’m really serious about the current book buying ban (2 days and counting) and b) the first editions of the not-in-the-library-prizelistees will be long gone. It sounded good in theory. In practice, it was just like having a bar of Cadbury’s in the fridge. The
chocolate books were calling me …..
2 Orange shortlistees, the 2011 Tournament of Books winner and 1 Bollinger Wodehouse shortlistee. At least they’re all UK 1st editions and far healthier than the chocolate in the fridge.