Saturday, January 13, 2007

The BIG Announcement

Well - the big reveal is on 30th January, now only a couple of weeks away. Obviously, we've known for a while which books have been shortlisted and keeping it a secret is really hard, I'll be glad when we've told everyone else so I can stop talking in code!!!

When we were shortlisting, we took everyone's comments into consideration but, as with all shortlists, some of you may have recommended something that didn't quite make it, but if it's any consolation a book that I read and really enjoyed didn't make it either so I know how it feels!!! However, I think you'll really enjoy the shortlist this year and I honestly couldn't say which would be the winner I think it will be a very close run thing this year - counting the votes will be really exciting!!

I've spoken to some of the authors on the shortlist and think it's quite likely that they will be submitting "guest blogs" over the next couple of months, so you'll need to visit this site regularly to make sure you don't miss a chance to reply to your favourite authors blog!!

Hope to see many of you at the big announcement but if I see any of you before then I won't be saying anything about the shortlist!!! Any guesses as to what we have (or should have!) chosen it would be interesting to hear what you think...

6 comments:

Anthony said...

I think the Beast is very good, i just could not put the book down. I cannot wait for the book awards 2007.

Anonymous said...

shapeshifter is a well good book add it to the shortlist

Anne SLS said...

You'll just have to wait and see... It's too late to change anything now - the posters have already been printed!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Maria and the Witches by Joyce Nelson is a spectacular book
And she is a Bolton author!

Rachael said...

OOOOH I cant wait to see! Theyre being announced this afternoon and i'm going to the ceremony thing with my school! Its a shame that Jimmy Coates can't be on the shortlist again, theyre so cool :D
Nevermind, I hope to see some good books that ive not read yet :)

jessica barlow said...

the shortlist was announced to day im so exited to read them i read one of them a couple of weeks ago before it was shortlisted which was "girl missin " it was well good and cant believe it has been shortlisted i bought it to day as well because it enjoyed it that much xx