It’s an episode of changes and tweaks this week as we tell you how two of our projects (The International Readers Awards and The Readers Summer Book Club) have developed and how we will be changing the format of the podcast a little over the future weeks. We also discuss books, authors and social networking, Simon meets Jane Harris to discuss ‘Gillespie and I’ and we tell you what we have been reading, are reading now and want to read.
The Readers Projects (00:55) Gavin and Simon catch up with you, and each other about their new projects First up is the extension of the International Readers Award. Secondly we talk in more detail about The Readers Summer Book Club, and guess what… We want you to help choose them and join in, so please do!
Books, Authors and Social Networking (05:52) how has the world of blogging, Facebook and Twitter changed relationships between readers and authors? How has this changed authors self-promotion? Which authors do it well and what happens when it all goes wrong? Which authors do we wish tweeted who don’t?
Interview with Jane Harris (25:25) Simon catches up with author or ‘The Observations’ Jane Harris about her latest novel ‘Gillespie and I’ one of his favourites of 2011 now in paperback, there is lots of laughing involved.
What we have read, are reading and want to read next (40:53) it is the last ‘weekly’ (it’s going to be alternated) edition of what Gavin and Simon have on their book horizons past, present and future…
Gav has read: The House That Groaned by Karrie Fransman
He is broke his book buying ban for: Stop What You Are Doing And Read This by Various
He wants to give his attention to: The Ridge by Michael Koryta
Simon has read: The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read by Susan Hill
He has just started: Girl Reading by Katie Ward
He is very excited about: Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Until next week…