Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Links for the next meeting - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Here are some links for the book, found by Kelly:

In case you haven’t had time to read it, book-a-minute

Creating the Innocent Killer: Ender’s Game, Intention, and Morality

Monday, 21 November 2011

A scary statistic...

There are now more pound shops than book shops in the UK, according to the Local Data Company:

"In the year to the end of October, there was a 14.2pc increase in pound shops taking the total to 3,005, according to research for The Daily Telegraph undertaken by Local Data Company, which tracks shop numbers in 487 town centres.
This is in contrast to the 2,705 book shops in the same area. Book shops have suffered from a decade of unrelenting competition from supermarkets and the internet. This year Waterstone’s has trimmed the number of stores it operates."

I'd love to see some other stats - surely there can't be more bookmakers than book shops?

All the more reason to support your local book shop!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Links for the next meeting - The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

Wikipedia summarises the plot

Hear Roddy Doyle discuss the book on BBC World Service's World Book Club

Plus - this is what James Brown's Night Train sounds like: