Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Truth is Out!!!!

Finally, finally, finally... I can stop watching what I say in the office incase I let something slip about what is on the shortlist - it was such a relief to reveal it to everyone this morning!!

For anyone who doesn't know the shortlist is as follows:

  • Jerry and the Jannans by Elly Brewer
  • The Howling Tower by Michael Coleman
  • Beast by Ally Kennen
  • Nemesis by Catherine Macphail
  • Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
  • Kiss of Death by Malcolm Rose
  • Flash Flood by Chris Ryan
  • The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox by Ali Sparkes

What do you all think then, first impressions, which do you think you'll enjoy the most? Have you read any yet? Did your favourite make it to the list (or not make it!!?)

I can't make my mind up as to what the winner will be - obviously, I've got my favourites on the list but, unfortunately, I'm not eligible to vote (I'm too old) so now it's all down to the young people of Bolton (and some in Bury, Blackburn and Salford!) to make their decisions! I think it will be a really close run thing again this year and I think every vote will count so make sure you don't waste yours!!

I am really looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say and one or two of the authors will be publishing "guest blogs" once everyone has got into the reading so keep checking this site as I'll let you know when the guest blogs will be appearing!!

Happy reading!!