Buy a Friend a Book Week
I hadn't heard of this before until I was reading Juxtabook's blog here (and hurry along now and put your name down for a book).
What an excellent idea, I thought, so went and looked it up. Do this, it says, and convince everyone you're a good thing: "Look at me, you'll be saying to your site's visitors, I am the sort of person who buys gifts for my friends for no good reason. Befriend me! Love me! Read me." Well. Hmmm.
I do like being read, I have to say, and I am extremely grateful that I am, but I am rather more wary of other forms of public exposure. I like being read, but would shake with terror at the idea of being on television (all those people watching) but don't mind the idea of being on radio (and will be at some point, about which more later). Anyway, I am drivelling off the point, so will get back on to it again. I would love to give away a few books, particularly ones I am a bit evangelical about myself, so here is what is on offer, free and gratis:
- a sparkling, brand new printing of K M Peyton's The Team
- Henry Wynmalen's Equitation: a pivotal work, and one that inspired the Pullein-Thompsons and
- Barbara Willard's Flight of Wild Swans, which is a children's historical novel, and part of the excellent Mantlemass series, which I can't praise enough
Add yourself to the comments below, together with what book you'd like, and I will, provided there are enough claimants, do a draw on Monday 7th April. If only three of you comment, and you all want different books, then I won't.