Books glorious books- Super Thursday

September 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Did you know that today is ‘Super Thursday’? Maybe, like me, you thought it was a name conjured up to celebrate the unseasonal glorious weather we’re experiencing today. But that’s not the case. In fact Super Thursday is the busiest day of the year for those in the publishing industry. As over 200 books go on sale today in time to become Christmas best sellers.

This year there is plenty to choose from as lots of famous faces are releasing books alongside credited authors. Unsurprisingly comedians are taking centre stage with comics such as James Corden, Lee Evans and Steve Coogan all putting pen to paper to write autobiographies.

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In the culinary department celebrity chef and my personal favourite, Jamie Oliver is following up his phenomenal ‘30 minute meals’ with ‘Jamie’s Great Britain’. The cookbook which makes the most of British food – hotly tipped to be another huge seller.

I’m thrilled to see that Joanna Lumley has finally written her memoir simply titled ‘Absolutely’. I’m certain that it will be a great read citing not only her exceptional career in entertainment but her work as a human rights activist in particular her involvement in the Gurkha Justice Campaign.

As an avid reader it’s great to hear that such a large volume of publications are hitting the shelves. Unfortunately today I read critics condemning Super Thursday as a mere marketing tool to ensure that these titles end up on Christmas lists.

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For me a hardback book personalised with a note for the recipient outlining why you’ve chosen that book is a classic Christmas gift, and one which I certainly take advantage of. Instead of condemning Super Thursday I’d like hope that we can collectively embrace excitement towards reading by encouraging people to buy books and enjoy them.

Thanks to Super Thursday I’ll have plenty of time to decide what to get who. Although maybe not quite yet… I don’t want Christmas to come around too quickly.

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