We supported an author! It’s a great feeling, really. We went out. To a shop. And bought an author’s book.
Okay, okay. It didn’t happen like that, exactly. We really, really wanted to read Steph Bowe’s new book All This Could End. Bank robbery and disfunctional familes? What could possibly go wrong?
But diaster struck. The library didn’t have it.
We are probably our library’s biggest supporters. Cait borrows like fifty books a week, and I borrow a couple a fortnight. Since we are poor as peahens, when we want to read a book, we request that the library buys it. But this time it was different. We have Steph Bowe coming for an interview this month. And so we hardly wanted to wait a few months for the library to actually buy it. The solution?
Buy it ourselves, duh (and support one of our favourite authors while we’re at it!). Unfotunately, that is easier said than done. Our local bookshop didn’t have it. What? I’m not joking. We’re not a tiny country town, and the book isn’t published by a mini-press. (Her agent is from Curtis Brown! Curtis Brown, people!) And yet the bookshop didn’t have it.
Okay. Ask the bookshop to order it? That was going to cost…weirdly much. In the end, we bought it from Fishpond.
And today it came. Bah!!!!! I’m so excited. A brand new book, sitting on
my Cait’s bed.
As an added note, I believe there are lots of ways to support authors other than buying their books, and we try to do that as much as possible. Like reviewing books. You’ll have noticed we do that a lot.
How often do you buy brand new books? Are you chronic library-and-second-hand-shop addicts, or do you go out there and buy-brand-new-books?
We kicked off our first party game yesterday! You should enter! (The prize is brilliant!)
This Friday? We’re interviewing Steph Bowe! (Yaaaaay!)
And, just so you know, we’re going to be interviewing Amanda Bradburn and giving away a copy of her book, The Keepers of Elenath, next week!! Too cool, huh? Details are riiiight around the corner.
Not sure what this party thing is? Find out here.