SONG – Judy Blume – Amanda Palmer (& Neil Gaiman)

Absolutely love this phenomenal homage to Judy Blume and the characters that helped shape those of us fortunate enough to have escaped into her books. https://youtu.be/lVx4nbDmz5o It’s from 2013, but I have only just heard it (courtesy of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)  Lyrics [Verse 1]People keep asking me why I do things like I … Continue reading SONG – Judy Blume – Amanda Palmer (& Neil Gaiman)

Library love

My cousin shared this on Instagram and I love it! In fact I’ve some books to return to the library this week!

#LBCWSwan – May and June picks

Our next two #LBCWSwan books are as follows: 8th May - The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow12th June - The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before … Continue reading #LBCWSwan – May and June picks

Proper bookshop

Today has been such a lovely hectic day. We have had a lot of fun in that there London and one of the highlights was visiting this gorgeous book shop called Hatchard. We a lovely half hour exploring and delighting in their displays, the wide selection and the wonderful atmosphere.  And of course I went … Continue reading Proper bookshop

GUEST POST – Book Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

I’ve a massive treat for you all, to mark World Book Day. Which is today – so if you happen to have seen many strange and magical creatures running around today – it’s not just 2022 throwing another curve ball! It is in fact, our younger humans celebrating literature and the wonders that it brings! … Continue reading GUEST POST – Book Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

Now reading for LBC3Reads – Bookworm

For Saturdays LBC 3 Reads book club, we are reading Bookworm by Lucy Mangan Our book club theme for the year is Books about Books and this one certainly qualifies!  When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia … Continue reading Now reading for LBC3Reads – Bookworm

Now Reading – A Gentleman in Moscow

Ive just started this, by Amor Towles, for the LBC Horsforth book club next Wednesday. On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors … Continue reading Now Reading – A Gentleman in Moscow

Happy Jólabókaflóð

It’s our second year of jólabókaflóð and I’m even more enamoured with this tradition! Not least because I have done VERY well out of it.  Huge variety in the books sent and received (and I suspect we all have our eye on at least one other to borrow at some point!) My elves were very … Continue reading Happy Jólabókaflóð

Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED