Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Winner Takes It All (Hummed in B Flat)

I completely and very rudely forgot to blog about a recent arrival (this blog could have lots of Abba connotations - for no reason - if I am not careful, blame a random Abba-fest on the iPod) here at Savidge Towers that popped through my letter box the other day. A lovely copy of The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan published by Canongate. This book has already had a glowing review from Catherine O'Flynn who wrote the wonderful, wonderful What Was Lost and was 90% sold to me from that however lots of bloggers have been raving about this book too. One such blogger was the lovely Lizzy who had a competition to win some copies and I am one of the lucky ducks who won! I hardly ever win anything so was over the moon, big thanks Lizzy! It's all part of what is then going to become an interview with the author so I will have to have my new "Book Notebook" to hand the whole way through, I am very excited. I think this will be the first read after this weekends Savidge Big Weekender 'The Name of the Rose' (do feel free to join in the reading) I just need to get another Man Booker Winner finished before I start on the Umberto Eco classic.


Candy Schultz said...

I am going to be very interested in your comments about The White Tiger. I read it last week and I hated it. I can't believe it won.

Bluestocking said...

We forgive you for not letting us know immediately.

Kim said...

Looking forward to what you have to say about this book, Simon - the title is intriguing all by itself.
I have reviewed Jude The Obscure on my blog today if you want to check it out, I know you are trying to decide which of Hardy's novels to tackle first, so, this may help.
Have fun with Umberto this weekend. I wish I could join you but will not have much reading time over the next few days - boo hoo!

Savidge Reads said...

Candy - so far am really enjoying The White Tiger, its also a book I seem to be seeing everywhere which is quite strange.

Bluestocking - Thank you, I did feel very rude though.

Kim - I shall pop over this afternoon during my Savidge Reads Big Weekender Break