Hope you had lovely bank holiday weekends despite the rain… although it did give me an excuse to curl up on the sofa with Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind and a cup of tea!
I love going to author events and meeting the people who have written some of my absolute favourite books, so I was excited that blinkbox Books are hosting a brilliant event in October with authors including Caitlin Moran, David Nicholls.. and then Clare Balding, Graham Norton and Paul Merton! I’ve been to a few of these types of events and I always think it’s such a good opportunity to pick authors’ brains, as well as meeting loads of people who have the same passion for reading as I do.
The event will be taking place on the 3rd and 4th of October at Cadogan Hall in London, and tickets are currently on sale. Clare Balding will be speaking with the authors, and the audience get to ask their own questions (I have SO many for Caitlin Moran, her book How to be a Woman honestly changed my life).
There’s a bit of everything – the Hairy Bikers and Lorraine Pascale will be talking all things food and travel on the first day, followed by David Nicholls in the evening who will be talking about his hugely successful novels, including One Day (Which is actually one of my absolute favourite books, SO many questions for him!). Plus, Graham Norton has a new book out soon called The Life and Loves of a He Devil – I absolutely love his show so I’m excited to see what stories he has to tell Clare!
On the second day, for those who like comedy there’ll be David Baker and Paul Merton, followed by Caitlin Moran and Kate Mosse in the evening. (Although Kate will be talking about her new book The Taxidermist’s Daughter which is a psychological thriller so that might not be so comedy-based).
I’ll definitely be getting a ticket – it’s very rare that events have SO many big names/so many people I’m a huge fan of, so if you hear someone piping up with an unlimited amount of questions in the audience, it will probably be me…
Anyways, let me know what you have all been reading!
P.S If you want more information head to www.blinkboxbooks.com