It’s coming up to that time of year, when we are all having to turn our minds to the question of Christmas presents.
We spend a lot of time finding the perfect gift and what better gift can you give than a book? For me, Christmas without books isn’t really Christmas. After the food has been eaten, the wine drunk and the TV watched there is nothing better than curling up on the sofa with something new to read.
The world of books is so vast that you will find something for everyone. Books are easy to wrap, no awkward shapes, and if you order from Amazon, you don’t even have to worry about sending them.
Added to which, if you have a writer in the family, or as a friend then giving their books as presents is a great thing to do. In fact, it doubles the joy, for there is nothing better than knowing that there are people out there buying and reading your books.
And if you really want to put the icing on a writer’s cake, then when you’ve read, and enjoyed, their book, then please spread the word and write a review.
To make your present buying even easier, there will be books for sale at the next 6×6 Reading Café on Tuesday December 12th at 7pm in Hanley library.
And if you are an author with books in print please do bring them along for people to buy!
I spent Saturday afternoon compering the reading event at the Gladstone Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent where a splendid array of writers were strutting their literary stuff, and a good time was had by all!
Come and hear some of our regular 6×6 writers at the Gladstone Museum this saturday – 11th November!
Tomorrow (satuday 28th Oct) between 4pm and 6pm will be Spooky Reads on the 6TownsRadio digital station’s 6Towns Radio Curtain Call Show hosted by Becs and Rob!
Reading our spooky tales and chatting about fiction of the creepy kind – with music to suit – will be writers from the city of Stoke-on-Trent and beyond: Jan Edwards, Debbi Voisey, Jack Lee, June Palmer, Bev Adams, Misha Herwin and Jem Shaw.
Listen if you dare!
Our readers for the June 6×6 are:
Nic Hale, Liz Kay, Jan Edwards, Mary Bennett, Judith Hollies and Catherine Merrick!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there on the 13th June – readings begin at 7pm sharp.