Monday, September 07, 2009

A bundle of fun

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.


Jo said...

Sounds like its all been good fun and good publicity too.

Holiday weekend in Malaysia, what do they call it, here its Labour Day today.

Glenda Larke said...

Here it is a state holiday for a Q'ran reading competition.

Donny said...

The pleasure was all ours, Glenda! I'll drop you a note when it's ready and published. Busy busy busy at work, sorry. :)