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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Salutations everyone, how are you all? Well rested, and well read I hope.

Just a short post, but one filled with exciting news. I bring you tidings of an event. A Special Event. Some might even go so far as to call i...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hi folks. Just a very quick blog post.

After 6 months and 22 shows, I’ve decided to knock my radio show, Bissell on Books, on the head. Before I say anything else I’d like to thank Jason Forest, Andy Walters and ever...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello, it’s me again. I say again, it’s been so long since I’ve posted a blog, perhaps I should introduce myself anew. I’m Tom Bissell and this thing right here, this is a ThankBookFor blog post. I’ve very recently...

Monday, January 2, 2017


Happy New Year y’all.

A bit late, I know.

I hope everybody had a suitably merry festive period, followed by a drink fuelled (alcoholic or non) celebration of the end of THAT YEAR, swiftly proceeded by the sobering rea...

Sunday, December 18, 2016

In many ways, there is a book you can thank for Christmas, and that book is the bible. (As an aside, I'd already written everything that is to follow before that quirk of observation occurred to me (that's as religi...

Monday, November 21, 2016


Wow, it's been a while.

Quite a few things have happened since we last posted a blog, some great, one quite a distance from being great.

Of the great things, well, let's start with the very first ThankBookFor event: S...

Sunday, October 9, 2016


ThankBookFor dominated the airwaves today.

We're still waiting on official listener-ship figures to come in, but early estimates (completely fictitious

with absolutely no basis in reality whatsoever) are comparin...

Friday, September 30, 2016


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I've been mentally composing this post all week.

There's been some cracking intros firing off in my head, so you won't be surprised to hear that I'm now struggling to decide how to begin. I'v...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We recorded a podcast with a writing group last night.

The Solihull 'Pub Club'. Sounds like just my sort of group. In truth, it was a different breed of writing group to anything I've been to before.

I like writing gr...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Books out loud

“The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot” intones the deep, creepy voice. “A Three Investigators Mystery by Robert Arthur jnr”

The Stuttering Parrot was the first time I ever experienced an audio book when...

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