Sometimes life seems to bundle things together - either hitting you with a whole lot of bad stuff all at once, or the opposite. Last night & this morning delivered one of the fun bundles.
Last night I was a guest at a weekly bookgroup that starts at 10.30pm and finished at midnight. Yep, you read that right. Isn't this a marvellous idea?-- A group of like-minded people from around the world who get together to discuss books on Skype, record it as a podcast, and then put it up on their Bookbabble Blog later.
So last night I had the pleasure of chatting books with people from Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Malaysia. (Other regular members are from UK, India and US - imagine the time zone problems!). It was a great chat, although I found myself forgetting that this was at some point soon all this is going to be on a podcast... Hmm. I am trying to remember what I said! Sometimes I am sure I don't explain things as well as I'd hoped.
My thoughts speed ahead of my mouth and the result can be a muddle - I'm a writer, not a speaker. And they were much too polite to jump on me when I say stupid stuff...
Thoroughly enjoyable anyway. Check out the blog here: Bookbabble
and their facebook page here: Bookbabble - Booklover's Podcast
And then this morning I was late to the internet - it's a long weekend here, and there was so many nice things going on:
An invitation for an interview from an online review site from the Harper ;
a great review up at Specusphere by Carol Neist;
a thoughtful look at why she liked The Last Stormlord from Mikandra which I found particularly helpful;
and several other bloggers saying how much they loved the book.
It doesn't get much better than this.
Now I had better return to my copyedit.