The Literature Clock

This is incredible! It tells the time via passage from books. And I can’t stop checking it!  (Found via a toot on mastodon. Thanks sent to the OP for this is going to be a bookmarked favourite!)

Terry Pratchett – details matter!

Thank you to Count Mysterioso “In Prachett there are two novel families who are bitter enemies: The Selachii and the Venturi. Selachii is the taxonomic name gif cartilaginous fish including sharks. Venturi is the physical effect that makes her engines work. The Sharks and The Jets”


Narnian Book Nook

For my birthday, D got me homework*. Crafting homework, no less! Now I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump these last five years, so I was a touch apprehensive I’d never build it. But then S came to visit.  S has not yet met a craft that doesn’t catch her interest. And she’s … Continue reading Narnian Book Nook

Upcoming Reads for July and August

Here are our picks for the next few weeks: 10-07 – Long bright river by Liz Moore – LBCWSwan 13-07 – The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste – LBCHorsforth16-07 – The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco – LBC3Reads10-08 – Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor – LBCHorsforth14-08 – The thief and the demon by Roderick T … Continue reading Upcoming Reads for July and August

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. 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