Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Paris Imperfect and Bookcrossing

Many thanks to Bookcrosser/librarian LizzyBee for this encouraging review which she’s posted on Amazon. “The front cover of this book, the Eiffel Tower in a knot, is delightful and promises quirky charms that are delivered by the bucketful. The author's deft ways with an approachable, identifiable-with heroine and a cast of supporting characters are well demonstrated in this charming novel. A familiar setting - Paris - comes to life as do the environs, as we struggle alongside Clio….. A lovely setting, marvellous characters (her women are as usual a delight, from the porcine boss to the frosty mother-in-law and the all-too-perfect third-wife-of-the-first-husband). My only wish would be that this could come out in paperback”

Bookcrossing (swapping) stretches far and wide. Sometimes Bookcrossers post books to each other and sometimes they leave them around town to be picked up by a passing stranger. One of my books has recently turned up in Ontario, Canada, and another has made it to Australia and just been left “in the unisex toilets outside the café at Strawberry Fields, Palmwood, Queensland.” Crikey, as Boris would say.

4 comments:

JJ said...

How wonderful to find your books doing the rounds like that. I go to a bookcrossing group in Bangkok sometimes ... but my problem is that though I admire the idea, I simply can't give my books away! It's a bit of a problem.

sablonneuse said...

Bookcrossing sounds like a good idea but I thought you were supposed to encourage people to BUY books. Actually, after enjoying Paris Imperfect I have lent it to my friend . . . . . .

lyzzybee said...

If I may just reply to sablonneuse - BookCrossers do buy books by the million - we often read a book someone has passed on to us, pass that copy on and buy a copy for ourselves. I recently bought a new author's book - two copies, one for me and one for BookCrossing. Another classic is reading one out of a series via BookCrossing, then buying all the others in the series.

The good thing about BookCrossing is the word of mouth publicity. I reckon we buy more books than most, actually, and a lot of authors love us for that!

Susie Vereker said...

Thanks for your comments. I do find Bookcrossing interesting - it's amazing where the books end up.