Monday, February 01, 2010

Bloggers Book of the Month

We hope you like this idea. I have to admit it was Scott Pack that suggested something like this to me, but i'm prepared to take as much of the credit as I possibly can.
It's so lovely, I almost want to take it to the pictures and buy it some popcorn.

When deciding what to read next, book reviews on blogs are fast becoming a more useful resource than those found in most newspapers. As such, the Big Green Bookshop in cosmopolitan Wood Green has been in touch with some of the most high profile book bloggers out there and asked each of them to recommend a different book each month for our customers. We’ve set no guidelines for their book choices except that they choose a book that they really like. So it could be something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue…steady now.
We’ve had a fantastic response from the bloggers and we really appreciate the time they’ve taken in agreeing to do this. We’re delighted to be introducing this exciting new initiative, which no doubt will be stolen within 6 months.

I’ve listed the bloggers, their blogs and also their book choices here. You can find their reviews on the Big Green Bookshop Website by following this link and also you’ll be able to see a beautiful bookcase in the shop dedicated to this new initiative.

Here is the Dovegreyreader entry.

Scott Pack – Me and My Big Mouth Blue Fox by Sjon
Lynne Hatwell – Dovegreyreader Snow Geese by William Fiennes
Jackie Bailey– Farm Lane Books Blog A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Simon Thomas – Stuck in a Book True Deceiver by Tove Jannson
Lizzy Siddall – Lizzy’s Literary Life Clara by Janice Galloway
Victoria Hoyle – Eve’s Alexandria The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Karen Howlett – Cornflower Books Henrietta’s War by Joyce Denny
Elaine Simpson-Long – Random Jottings The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer
Tom Cunliffe – A Common Reader Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
Rosy Barnes et al – Vulpes Libris Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill

We’re really proud to be associated with these bloggers whose passion for books is plain to see. We’re surprised and delighted already by their varied and interesting book choices and we hope that this will inspire you to try something new.
Look out for a new choice each month.

I'll be producing a mighty window tomorrow, which I was going to do today but a class from a local school turned up and bought half of the kids section and then another teacher came in and bought the other half.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea, really nice to see a book shop getting behind bloggers like that and what a brilliant diverse selection of books!

StuckInABook said...

I'm so excited about this! I'll have to make the trip down at some point... not least because I want to buy Blue Fox right now...

Lizzy Siddal said...

Oh wait for me (if you can) before you go ...

Paperback Reader said...

Some wonderful choices and a lovely initiative. The display is very appealing.

Simon, The Blue Fox is delightful.

dovegreyreader said...

Thank you for inviting me to take part Big Green Bookshop, it looks great and I love popcorn!