Monday, 22 April 2013
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - out now!
'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' is now officially out! Hurray! The launch was last Thursday at Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street. I did a little dance on the pavement when I saw their window display.
I still find it bizarre when I see copies of 'Weird Things...' out in the wild, wondering if I accidentally put them there by mistake.
It was a really lovely evening, and I meant to take lots of photos to show you guys, but I spent most of the evening running around like a headless chicken trying to talk to everyone... and I completely failed on the photo front. Sorry! Close your eyes and imagine lots of books (and quite a lot of wine), and you're there.
The 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' book tour is now underway! I was at Waterstones in Southampton on Saturday and met lots of lovely people, and quite a few Twitter folk came along which was very lovely indeed. Today an extract of 'More Weird Things...' is over at We Love This Book; there was a mention of it in The Independent, and Scott Pack blogged about the book, too.
over here. (& details of more events after those are over here.)
I'd really love to meet more of you along the book tour. Doing 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' events/signings are fun for four reasons:
1. I get to meet lovely readers and chat to them.
2. I get to visit lovely bookshops (and buy too many new books myself. I'll never learn to behave).
3. I get to subtly educate people about ectrodactyly - as it's pretty much unavoidable when I'm signing books. This is both awkward and amusing.
4. Some customers look completely baffled/concerned when they see me standing in a bookshop with copies of books called 'Weird Things...' / 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops.' I suppose it is pretty meta, and this always makes me giggle.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, and that if you've bought a copy of 'More Weird Things...' it's making you giggle :). Lots of love. xx