Had a lovely time tonight at the Newport Pagnell Library (in Buckinghamshire, for those that don’t know it…). I was asked to pop along to their first ‘Bring your own Book’ club and talk about ‘Friendship, Love and Apple Tea’.
Now, before I tell you how fab the group was, I must share with you my rather disastrous journey there. I was zipping along, fighting my way through rush hour traffic and becoming a little disorientated by the drizzly rain, bright lights and rather boppy music on the radio. And I was panicking a little, as it was getting closer and closer to 5:30. And I suddenly became aware that I was contravening the Road Traffic Act a little. Well, a lot. I’m not going to say what or how, as I’m not sure if this could be used against me in a court of law. So, if anyone asks, I will deny everything. But, I can say that it was not speeding, or driving dangerously. It was just a bit daft. It was so daft that, if I don’t end up with points on my licence, I’ll be almost disappointed.
Right, back to the story. I was greeted by coffee and biscuits and lots of smiles, which calmed me down from my near death experience in the car (slight exaggeration), and I spoke to some lovely ladies about my book, and how I wrote it, and what I’d do differently next time. Which is lots.
The best bit of the evening was the ‘Bring your own Book’ part. The group is all about having a book that you’d love to share with others, having a chat and drinking tea and dunking biscuits. And, the great thing about it is that you learn about other authors and genres – I am definitely downloading a book onto my Kindle that was recommended tonight by the author Diane Chamberlain.
They meet once a month at the library with the next session on the 10th February. So if you love reading books and can pop along, please do. I can guarantee a warm welcome and a fun evening.
Now, when I’ve got my scanner on, I’m going to share a flyer on here called ‘2015 Reading Challenge’. Basically, it’s a list of different types of book and you tick the ones that you’ve tried and then challenge yourself to read genres that may not be familiar to you. What a great idea!
And… I’m hopefully going to have a ‘download my book for free’ day through Kindle… more details to follow.
Off to bed