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SA Partridge

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Wabbit Season…No, Book Season!

Today is Friday the thirteenth and I’ve officially reached my excitement threshold.

In my desk drawer is a printout of a June calendar that I’m trying to avoid with jolly big circles marked around this weekend’s dates. It’s a bumper book-filled weekend and if it doesn’t go ahead and start already I might just explode in a cloud of my own is-it-time-yets.

Tomorrow night is the Via Afrika Awards. I bought a dress way beyond my budget but it was done in a moment of pure guilty indulgence. You can’t possibly expect a girl to go shopping for a proper evening dress and come home with something reasonable, within budget and utterly disappointing. It just won’t do! So I succumbed to temptation and my poor credit card will just have to cope.

Then it’s my first professional sally into the Cape Town Book Fair and I simply can’t wait. Every year I walk in with a spring in my step and my neck craning to see everything and I walk out stooping under the strain of bags and bags of books. This year I expect no different but with one minor adjustment, I’ll be speaking at the NB stall with my friend and fellow author Derick Muller. Please come support us on Tuesday at 11:00.

The new Boeke-Insig Magazine has finally hit the shelves with my little opinion piece in it (you can buy it from the Boeke-Insig stand at the Fair for a bit cheaper if you like – wink wink) plus you might even meet Ruda Landman. Gosh.

I look forward to hopefully meeting a few of my readers at the fair, and also a few of the BookSA bloggers as well.

See you at the Fair!

 

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