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01.02.10 | Victoria Gallagher
Book bloggers including Dovegreyreader and Me and My Big Mouth will be recommending reads for customers at The Big Green Bookshop.
The independent retailer, based in Wood Green, London has asked book bloggers to recommend a different book each month. There are no guidelines except that they must choose a book they really like. The reviews will be featured on The Big Green Bookshop website as well as on a bookcase in the shop dedicated to this new initiative.
Simon Key, co-owner, said: "We've had a fantastic response from the bloggers and we really appreciate the time they've taken in agreeing to do this. We're delighted to be introducing this exciting new initiative, which no doubt will be stolen within six months."
The bloggers involved include Simon Thomas from Stuck in a Book, Tom Cunliffe of A Common Reader and Scott Pack of Me and My Big Mouth.
Key said he was "surprised and delighted" by the varied choice of books. See below for the full list of bloggers and book choices for February.
Scott Pack of Me and My Big Mouth - Blue Fox by Sjon
Lynne Hatwell of Dovegreyreader - Snow Geese by William Fiennes
Jackie of Farm Lane Books Blog - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Simon Thomas of Stuck in a Book - True Deceiver by Tove Jannson
Lizzy Siddall of Lizzy's Literary Life - Clara by Janice Galloway
Victoria Hoyle of Eve's Alexandria - The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Karen Howlett of Cornflower Books - Henrietta's War by Joyce Denny
Elaine Simpson-Long of Random Jottings - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer
Tom Cunliffe of A Common Reader - Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
Rosy Barnes et al of Vulpes Libris (or the Book Foxes) - Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill