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William's Book Blog

Mostly book reviews.  Very rarely I'll allow William Campbell Powell (author) to write a blog entry on publishing activity, but he's under orders to keep that stuff over on his Facebook page and on http://williamcampbellpowell.com

Currently reading

Fonda Lee
Fonda Lee
Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman
Zombie Elementary: The Real Story
Howard Whitehouse
Progress: 99 %
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 6/504 pages
The Longest Week: What Really Happened During Jesus' Final Days
Nick Page
Progress: 43/310 pages

Reluctant, or Just Not Interested?

This August the World Science Fiction Convention comes to London. Hooray! Rather than wander endlessly round booths, I felt I should be doing something, so I now find myself on a panel with 4 other authors, discussing "Reluctant, or Just Not Interested?" , subtitled "Are reluctant readers being failed by the education system, or is the publishing industry just not giving them what they want?".

My initial reaction was "why me?" (I didn't choose the topic), but on reflection, I'm rather up for the challenge. So if anyone has experiences of reluctant readers they're willing to share, please let me know.