Talking books

Hola. Hope you are well.

Katie Price recently released her 5th autobiography. That’s fifth autobiography, and she’s only 35. To write 5 books about yourself and still be in your 30s must mean she’s the most interesting person to ever walk this earth.

I’m surprised anyone can be so interesting and still have time to write (she also writes novels). I struggle to put these blog posts out with any regularity and I don’t do anything of much interest, so I have a lot of respect for Katie.

I’m must confess I’ve yet to read any of her autobiographies but maybe you have, if so, if I were to read only one of them which one would you recommend? You can let me know via the comments button.

Talking of autobiographies I’m currently reading Tony Cascarino’s ‘Full Time’, it’s fast becoming one of my favourite books. In it he mentions how he named one of his children Teddy after Teddy Sheringham, his striker partner when he was at Millwall. With this in mind, have you ever named your child after a work colleague?

And Finally… whilst we are talking books, I spotted used copies of the book I co-wrote selling for 1p (plus P&P) on Amazon. There maybe some out there asking why so expensive. In the past this news may have put me in a bad mood, but I quite like it, as I want as many people to read the book as possible. What I don’t understand is who makes money when books are priced at 1p, Amazon? The seller? The author? It’s definitely not the author. Should you know enlighten me, cheers.

Til next time, stay safe!



The Natural Order

Goodluck Jonathan

Hola. Hope you are all well.

I had a busy week. I was doing some poetry workshops in a couple of schools, including on in Clitheroe, which meant I had to get up at 5:50am. That’s 5:50 in the MORNING. Writers aren’t built for such things, do you think proper writers like Katie Price gets up at this time?

In fact last week I was up before ‘Her with one permanent job’ four times. Things like this shouldn’t happen. For starters I don’t overly embrace change and secondly I worry when the natural order of things are messed around. Something as simple as me getting up before ‘HWOPJ’ could lead to the World imploding, you never know. Those who share my concerns, needn’t worry any further as the natural order of things has been restored as of this morning, when ‘HWOPJ’ left for work at 8am. Woohoo! In your face imploding Universe!!!

It was something of a grown up week for me as I even listened to a programme on Radio 4. I’m not really a Radio 4 kinda guy but a fellow poet Kate Fox was on the show so I thought I’d listen. Occasionally I like to hear/see what my peers are up to, only occasionally, mainly I’m more interested in what I’m doing. It was a nice programme, quite informative but I doubt I’ll become a Radio 4 regular. I see Radio 4 rightly or wrongly as for adults, (I know technically I’m an adult), I feel the same way about broadsheet newspapers and drinking coffee. Is there anything you view as adult, despite you being an adult? Feel free to let us know via the comments button.

In other news, I was interested to read that the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan is going to ban his national football team from playing for 2yrs due to their poor showing at the World Cup. (It’s been announced he’s gone back on this situation) What really stuck out about this story was that the President is called Goodluck Jonathan. What a great name that is. Inspired by his name I’m thinking of calling myself All the Best Julian. Having said this it wasn’t that long ago that I was toying with the idea of calling myself inspired by of the Black Eyed Peas. Or before that, when I moved to Didsbury calling myself P Didsbury inspired by P Diddy. Sometimes even I think I have too much time on my hands.

And Finally… As we were talking about football, what with the Nigerian team, may I direct you to my latest football post on my football blog, which considers England’s exit from the World Cup. I genuinely think it’s a good piece of writing, so feel free to check it out. Having said that I genuinely think All the Best Julian would be a good name for me.

                                                           Til Next week, Stay Safe!

                                                               All the Best Julian

(original post 5/7/10)