Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! It’s Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. TTT is a weekly post, born out of the want to bring us bookish people together and great for those of us that love a good list (me!)
This weeks topic is book events/festivals that I’d love to go to someday. I have to admit I wasn’t really aware of any events or festivals and obviously covid-19 has ruined any plans for this year so I did some Googling and these are the ones, past and future, I would have love or love to attend.
I’ve only picked 5 this time as it was quite overwhelming with the choices of festivals and I wanted this list to also be something achievable for me to do and attend.
1 – Hay Festival. Taking place on the border of England and Wales they are famed for their number of bookshops. AKA my perfect weekend trip!
2 – Cheltenham Literature Festival. This is set in October which is my birthday month so it’s like fate that I must attend this one!
3 – Bloody Scotland. An event for crime lovers that also features a free to watch football game between Scotland and England crime writers. What is not to love? It’s my 2 favourite things in one place.
4 – Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. This takes place in Harrogate and celebrates the very best of crime fiction, with winners of their award including Lee Child and Cal McDermid. I mean, it’s a festival about crime books I would be in my element!
5 – Jewish Book Week. Put on by the Jewish Book Council it features Jewish themes and writers and discussions around important topics of the day.
Story time! My great great grandparents on my Dad’s side fled Poland in the Second World War, they were Polish and Jews, and came to England to start a new life. My surname only goes back 4 generations and so if I ever wanted to trace my family tree I wouldn’t get very far on my Dad’s side.
And there you have my bucket list of festivals and book events I want to attend!
Until next time, Em xxx