A group of eight bookbloggers met last night at an Oxford pub – appropriately named ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’. (Good ale, no big screens, decent standard pub food). It was a shame more couldn’t come, the date ended up clashing for few, but those of us there had a lovely evening of mainly (ahem!) bookish discussions – OK we did digress into theatre, movies, and even Emmerdale, but we did talk about books a lot too. We also did our unseasonal secret Santa bookswap – and everyone seemed very happy with the books they got. No-one took a picture sadly, but here’s who came apart from me …
- Simon T – of Stuck in a Book – thank you for doing the organising, Simon.
- Peter who comments as Dark Puss, and blogs about all sorts at Morgana’s cat speaks – you must see the picture of the steampunk librarian that he has commissioned – it’s fantastic and beautiful.
- Harriet Devine who blogs here.
- David Hebblethwaite of Follow the Thread.
- Sakura from Chasing Bawa.
- Jackie from Farm Lane Books, poor Jackie got stuck in the traffic but we were delighted to see her when she reached us.
- Becca who blogs at Oxford reader.
It was a lovely evening, and I really hope we do organise more of these gettogethers. Regardless of how many come, it’s so lovely to make new friends and meet up with old ones – and with our love of literature (and telly), we’ll never run out of things to talk about.
P.S. The second annual charity ‘Mostly Bookbrains’ quiznight will take place at the Manor Prep School in Abingdon on Tuesday Nov 9th. It’s in aid of the Friends of Abingdon Museum appeal, and I’m quizmaster. I’m hoping Simon will organise a team – Tickets will be available from Mostly Books soon.
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I’m so jealous that you got to meet so many of my favourite bloggers 🙂 It sounds like you had a lot of fun!
Nice to see you again yesterday, Annabel — and thanks again for the book!
It was a great evening and lovely to meet you and the others! I’m definitely up for the quiz so see you there.
It was really great to see you again Annabel! Have fun at the quiz!
Lovely to see you again! And I look forward to the Abingdon quiz, especially now I know how to get there…
It was great to meet you properly, and I’ll make sure we get to the quiz! Best go start swotting on science fiction and listen to lots of audio books ……
Brilliant – of course the quiz might be very different this year! …
Meant to add – How was the Blackwell’s quiz???
I’m so glad you liked the picture of the librarian! Thank you for helping to make the evening a success.
I was very sorry not to be there but as the heading off to Brazil gets nearer the weekends are vanishing and my Mum came to stay. Otherwise would have been there like a shot!
You must come to the next one though once you’re back – wherever it’s held OK!