Welcome to the third annual Cornish Reading Challenge on The Bandwagon blog. This challenge is unique in its focus on Cornwall, and aims to promote both a love of reading, and of “God’s own country”.
We’ve got some exciting features coming up over the next two weeks. The Cornish Writing Challenge is already underway – the competition opened on the 14th of April, and will close on the 27th of May, giving our entrants ample time to come up with a short story that features Cornwall.
We’ve got book reviews and recommendations, interviews and giveaways, and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Authors include Liz Fenwick, Jane Johnson, Jane Cable, and Angela Britnell, and we’ve extended the challenge to include talented artists like Kit Johns. Keep your eyes peeled for these exciting posts!
On the 17th & 18th of May, we’ll be focusing on the West Country as a whole. That means I can join in as an author this year, with my short story collection, Weltanschauung.
My chosen books are Under A Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick, and The Thief’s Daughter by the aptly named Victoria Cornwall. I’ll be reading these excellent books, and sharing my reviews before the challenge ends. I want to know which books you’ll be reading – let me know in the comments below, or tweet me @VikkiPatis, using #CornishReadingChallenge. You can also join the discussion on Facebook and Instagram.
As always, the Cornish Reading Challenge brings writers, readers, and bloggers together to celebrate a love of Cornwall and Cornish literature. We talk about what inspires us to write, the Cornish books that suck us in and transport us to one of the most beautiful places in England. We’ll be talking about writing in Cornwall, writing about Cornwall, and supporting Cornish authors.