…but I got a bit tied up with all the redesign stuff and time passed before I knew it.

My Boyfriend is a Twat – the book, available in all good bookshops (plus you can get things like this off the internet now). Zoe lives in Belgium, which is the Norfolk of Europe, and has been blogging since the Reformation. I’d regard her as a friend although to be honest we’ve never met, spoken on the telephone or even emailed each other, and only occasionally leave comments in each others’ boxes. Behold: my social skills in a nutshell. I’m hoping that this will be a Christmas hit amongst the sisterhood – do buy a copy for your girlie friends.

If You’re Happy and You Know It – by Andre Jordan (A Beautiful Revolution). Which is out this week!!! Andre was from the same blog intake as I, and pissed me off hugely by being both a) better and b) more attractive to women. Fortunately for my ego, he decided to concentrate on cartoons, annoyingly being good at that as well. Andre’s stuff is genuinely fantastic, so if you buy one book of depressed cartoons this year, make it this one.

While I’m here, a belated mention for Rachel North’s book ‘Out of the Tunnel’. Rachel’s (in the nicest way) more ‘new acquaintance’ than ‘old friend’, so no bias here, but I’m around half way through her story and enjoying it immensely for something that’s not my usual subject matter or style at all. Big recommendation from me; buy it for a friend or enjoy it yourself on the – er – walk to work.

(Incidentally, if any other readers have books or whatever to be promoted, do feel free to debase yourselves in the comments box).

Funny stuff to resume next week. Meanwhile I’ll be off to the Groucho club with my celebrity writer mates to snort coke off the breasts of whores.

33 thoughts on “Embarrassingly late…

  1. I’ve got no objection to the snorting Jonny (hey, it’s what they’re here for), but can you try to avoid sneezing on them afterwards this time? It was good bra ruined.


  2. Brennig says:

    I am a slut who knows no shame so…

    Crossing The Line by Brennig Jones comes highly commended from reviewers on both sides of the pond.

    Coat and getting now.

  3. greavsie says:

    The Groucho Club?

    Cor, I remember when a Blogmeet happened at the local pub…..

  4. brian says:

    The most awaited book is yours, Jonny!

    When, oh when will it be available?

  5. Mousie says:

    Best get me crayons out…

  6. Tim says:

    I read a while back that Belle de Jour was having a book out, but it’s all gone a bit quiet on that front.

  7. sablonneuse says:

    I’m with brian: when are you going into print Jonny? Any chance it will be out by Christmas? Not this Christmas obviously.

  8. JonnyB says:

    Alas my proposal ‘The History and Culural Significance of the Nude’ has failed to set the pubishing world alight. Boooooooo to Cambridge University Press and the liberal elite establishment who conspire to silence me.

    Brennig has a book out!!! Everybody please visit his blog to find out details.

  9. Indigo says:

    I’d like to mention Wandering Scribe’s book, now in paperback. The reviews on the Amazon web site say what I would like to say but much better. This is one amazing lady, with compelling writing skill, whose blog I (and many others) came across when she was still living in a car in a lane and hadn’t yet got a publishing contract.


  10. JonnyB says:

    Hullo Indigo!!! Yes – please mention away. For some reason your comment got sent to the moderation queue, which is a bit bizarre as I’ve never moderated anything in my life. Consider yourself moderated.

  11. NAGA - Life Coach To The Stars says:

    I too have ‘a book out.’

    Todate, it’s been displayed in the library.

    Then I took it out.

  12. JonnyB says:

    Taxi for NAGA!!!

  13. NAGA - Life Coach To The Stars says:

    I’ll just walk if I might.

  14. Jenny says:

    I’ve got nothing except….

    I’m number 15!! Again.

  15. NML says:

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you. Your kind words of support were very much appreciated 🙂 Loving the new look by the way – I normally read your posts in Google reader so it’s the first time I saw it. Take care

  16. JonnyB says:

    Hullo Natalie – – there is a Google Reader reader!!! That means I have one more reader than the sitemeter thing says!!!

  17. zed says:

    oh how sweet of you jonnyBee – thanks for the mention and I hope that you have a lot of sisters.

  18. locusbooks says:

    Ah, I saw Andre Jordan’s book (here in Melbourne) and wondered if it was the blogger I used to read, way back when he was just a guy after a girl and not a celebrity blogger. The book indeed is totally awesome.

    Blog books, yay! But only if they have new and/or tarted up content, naturally. (Boo his belle de jour etc.)


  19. JonnyB says:

    I have only one sister, Zed, RonnieB. She is up the duff!!! I am very happy.

    I have not seen the Belle de Jour film thing. I am waiting for the Muppet version.

  20. zed says:

    jonnyBee, i HAVE emailed you, and you actually replied. get some more sisters. pronto. or get the entire village to buy my book. it’s out in ‘the norfolk of europe’ – so is andrés …. Talk to our hands.

  21. Pat says:

    Another lovely book by another lovely blogger is ‘Charlotte Sometimes’ by Penelope Farmer which I have just read and enjoyed along with Zoe’s book. Both great bed time books. No guest room should be without them. Both available on Amazon.

  22. angelfeet says:

    I sometimes read you in Google Reader and other times visit here, just to skew your numbers. I have no book about to be published, so I’ll go now.

  23. JonnyB says:

    Zed – boooooooo I am sorry I get so overwhelmed with fans etc emailing I sometimes get lost.

    Pat – thank you for the recommendation. Penelope Farmer is a top recommendation; oh when oh when will she visit this blog?

  24. Pat says:

    Penelope Farmer is of course Granny P- see my side bar.
    Sometimes Jonny you just have to be patient:)

  25. grannyp says:

    She visits your blog frequently, JonnyB. Just isn’t an avid commenter that’s all…xx

  26. Pat says:

    Everything comes to he who waits… I keep telling myself.

  27. JonnyB says:

    Tsk – there I was subtly trying to maintain your secret anonymity and you have outed yourself like a michael in a lavatory.

  28. grannyp says:

    Not sure if that last is addressed to me or Pat..

    Michael in a laundry?

    Am I missing something?

  29. JonnyB says:

    You, of course!!!


    Has Pat got a secret identity?!?

  30. grannyp says:

    Aha…(from a michael in a? )

  31. Rachel says:

    Oh, ace, thanks v. much Jonny B for pluggage. I haven’t looked at my blog for ages as was having a break but did today and saw your plug – thank you.

    Will look out Brennig’s book – which I didn’t know about – and review Zoe’s tomorrow ( amazon review of hers is already up)

  32. guyana-gyal says:

    Embarrassingly late? I’ve been meaning to do this a long long long long time now, and still haven’t.

    Yes, I did wonder when your blook will get done too, JonnyB. Sort of like a guide to living well in far-flung places
    [or something ].

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