Books,  Geekery,  reading

Book Crawl

A couple of times a year I meet up with friends in central London and we head off on a book crawl.

What’s a book crawl I hear you ask? Well if you think pub crawl but take out a few pubs and sub in a several bookshops well then I am sure you can get the picture.  This time we met in the wonderful Waterstones Gower Street where meeting occurred and some book tempting started.  I picked up the highly recommended I still dream by James Smythe and then I spotted Fran kiss tein Jeanette Winterson’s reinterpretation of Mary Shelley’s classic.

Then lunch I won’t bore you with food, but the pizza was lush.

Next stop was Foyles Charing Cross Road where I did some book tempting myself and got a couple of people to pick up Woman on the Edge of Time which is a feminist sci fi classic and utterly brilliant.

I also picked up The Girl who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford which I am very much looking forward to starting soon. Remaining hydrated is very important at  this time of year a fresh lemonade before onto our next stop forbidden planet where there was an author event going on and then onto a pub for a bit of a sit down and chin wag.

Finally onto Waterstones Picadilly for a final peruse of books and then rounding off the day with cocktails and yet more chat.  Also plotting.  Much plotting.

More book crawls soon.

 

Jane Hanmer

Born in deepest darkest Shropshire. Currently living in London. A reader of books, a watcher of theatre and film, a player of board games. Intersectional Feminist Pronouns: She/her

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