The Bah! Brilliant Book Bonanza is starting to gain momentum. Writers are offering to donate books; people are asking about rolling out the idea; increasingly, it feels as though it’s a real, proper thing.
I’m glad. it was one of those ‘don’t know until you try’ projects, and I tried it, and now I know. Mostly what I know is that there are a lot of kind, compassionate and supportive people out there who get what I am trying to do, and are helping me to do it. Thank you.
I’ve also figured out some things that could be improved.
1. The BBBB gets a bit lost up there at the top of the page. So it’s going to have its own domain, www.bahbbb.com. (Please don’t go and look, because there’s nothing there yet – I have to get myself into the right frame of mind to wrestle with getting a new site up - but there will be, soon.)
2. There are lots of things, it seems, called BBBB. Mostly boring stocks and shares type things, so our BBBB is definitely the best – but, in view of the duplication and the new site name, I’ve decided to rename the Bah! Brilliant Book Bonanza. Henceforth, it will be known as the Bah! BBB.
3. There is such a thing as too much choice. Psychologists have found that, although this is counterintuitive, we are more likely to choose something from a list of 7 things than a menu of, say, 30. So instead of having one Bah! BBB in August, I am going to have 5 little ones, one on every Sunday in the month. There will be 7 or 8 books to choose from and make a donation for, and I will allocate books at the end of each week. So you have a better chance of getting a book you like, and psychologists insist it will be easier to make a choice. Let’s see how it goes.
Are there any more improvements you can suggest?