"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
ideas on a postcard
Thank you for your very enthusiastic response to yesterday's rainy day postcard shout out! Hurrah! In eight hours, I had sixty five requests for postcards, and decided to close entries at that point [out of fear for both my hand and my bank balance].
So, sixty five postcards later... They have been posted and are whizzing their way out to you all [in ten different countries!].
At some point in the future, when my hand has recovered, I'll do this again. It was fun! x
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.