Holiday books

A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.

Baggins of Rochester

The Baggins Book Bazaar in Rochester is a second hand book shop and then some! The Largest Secondhand Bookshop in EnglandBaggins Book Bazaar is a purveyor of secondhand books located in the historic city of Rochester, Kent. With a large range of titles appealing to all tastes and ages, set out in labyrinthine rows of … Continue reading Baggins of Rochester

Excellent haul!

Kent has some excellent second hand book shops! In Hawksworth, there’s a lovely charity shop where I picked up the Ladybird for adults and a Dorothy L Sayers. Then as mentioned yesterday, King’s English in Canterbury - which is not only a terrific book shop, but is also raising money specifically for a noble cause … Continue reading Excellent haul!

Found – Little Lost Bear named Rupert

Today I visited Canterbury for the first time. What a place! From the cathedral to the art galleries to this truly amazing second hand book shop (Kings English - they sell books to raise money for the homeless - and I found an original Fontana cover Agatha Christie as well as several Dorothy L Sayers!) … Continue reading Found – Little Lost Bear named Rupert

My good reads is about to take a bump!

No, I’m not getting married, but one can never be too well informed! Besides, what if I meet someone in desperate need for advice… The Don’t for Wives from 1913 appears to be completely sincere. I’ll feed back!

Newly collecting – Lord Peter Wimsey

This is absolutely, definitely and completely my book clubs fault. We read String Poison for an LBC3Reads last year (and have Gaudy Night for this month) and I couldn’t possibly not read them in order… 6 down…about 9 to go!

LBC White Swan – August and September

Our upcoming books for LBC White Swan are: 08-08 - Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir Shuggie Bain - Shuggie Bain 1981. Glasgow. The city is dying. Poverty is on the rise. People watch the lives they had hoped for disappear from view. Agnes Bain had always expected more. … Continue reading LBC White Swan – August and September

10 Poems for Kindness

For my birthday this year, a friend sent me this book as an alternative to a card. Collated by Jackie Kay, this book is dedicated to Felix, a young man (boy) who ended his life at 17 as a result of bullying. Each poem covers a different aspect of kindness with the fundamental theme threaded … Continue reading 10 Poems for Kindness

RECITATION – Do not go gentle

Michael Sheen recites Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ as part of the reopening of the National Theatre. https://youtu.be/w-sM-t1KI_Y #BackOnStage

POEM – Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Last night, I missed an answer in the FT quiz because I didn't know the opening lines to a poem I have actually read quite a few times. So, here it is, a reminder to myself. Hardly homework though - it's a beautiful poem. KUBLA KHAN BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE Or, a vision in a dream. … Continue reading POEM – Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge