Wednesday 27 November 2013

Book Week Scotland 2013 - Who In Fiction Are You?

This week is Book Week Scotland 2013.   Yes, I know I live in Lincolnshire, which is in England, and not in Scotland, but whatever!    

The Scottish Book Trust are behind Book Week Scotland 2013 and are doing loads of promotion online.

Book Week Scotland is about celebrating books and reading in every part of life in Scotland.
Between 25 November and 1 December 2013, people of all ages and of all walks of life will be able to come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of free projects and events to life.

Here's how to get involved online (taken from

 Book Week Scotland 2013 is here! You've gotta read like no-one's watching, buy books like you've never been skint and start each new book like you've never read a dud.
There's an overwhelming amout of events to go to but if you can't make it along to one - or if you suffer the misfortune of not living in Scotland - then why not join in online? Don't fear, the internet is here:-

  •  Take our literary personality test on Facebook. Find out who in fiction you are by answering our 12 straightforward questions. Your answers will determine your literary counterpart and personality.
  • Win books for your friends from Hive Stores. Every day from 10:00 until 16:00 you can win books for your friends on Twitter by following this simple tweet formula: A book + your friend's Twitter name + @HiveStores+ #BWSTweetaBook. Play every day (apart from Sunday).
  • Enter Pets Reading or if you don't have pets (or feel uncomfortable posing with a stranger's dog tied up outside the supermarket) enjoy our gallery of pets reading. One lucky winner will get an original illustration of their pet from top illustrator John Fardell.
  • Watch our Murals gradually unveil themselves online and on social media. We've created five murals around Scotland for Book Week Scotland 2013 based on five statements from a team of five top, Scottish authors. We'll unveil a new mural each day online and on Facebook.
  • Watch Mairi Hedderwick live on BBC Scotland for Authors Live at 11:00 on Thursday 28 November 2013. Beg an early lunchbreak from your boss to watch a 50-minute show about Katie Morag from one of Scotland's most beloved writers.
No-one can accuse you of not making the most of Book Week Scotland 2013 if you do all (or at least three) of the above. If they leave you wanting more why not delve into our blogs, Scottish book lists, make a resolution to start listening to our Book Talk podcast or check out our daily Storify (from Tuesday).

Happy Reading!

I took the Literary Personality test, and I'm delighted to be ........ Holly Golightly!!

You are Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Holly grabs life by the lapels and refuses to stop and mope. Audrey Hepburn found playing her tough, “an introvert playing an extrovert”, but she captures your inspiring, enthusiastic and outgoing nature perfectly.
With a gift of the gab, your ability to bring the best out in people and your lust for life make you great company. People who meet you want to be your friend. If they were to catch you on a bad day you might come across as indiscreet, flamboyant and hasty but, if you can focus on finishing the tasks you start, instead of moving on to something even more exciting, you can inspire us all.


  1. Now that sounds fairly accurate from what I know of or about you, Anne. I was Hermione Grainger, not so sure about accuracy on that one :)

  2. Holly Golightly sounds good Anne - I was Mma Ramotswe from The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency!

  3. Alexander McCall fave!! Heard him speak in the states in Florida a couple years ago. Pictures of me with him on my wall. : )