101 Poems about Childhood

As well as recently becoming an aunt; many of my friends have brought splendid little people into the world. Naturally, my first impulse has been to read up on the whole experience. So last week I checked out '101 Poems about Childhood' from my local library. While I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting … Continue reading 101 Poems about Childhood

A Response to ‘Date a Girl Who Reads’- by a Girl who Reads

Date a girl who reads.   Date a girl who doesn't spend her money on books because she's a member of three libraries, and works in one, and runs three book swaps a month so has money left over for clothes but doesn't spend money on them either, but instead spends it on beer and … Continue reading A Response to ‘Date a Girl Who Reads’- by a Girl who Reads

BookElf’s piece on the Leeds Guardian … with photo!

Leeds Central Library protest: Defending people's right to learnIn the region of 50 people held a sit-down protest in Leeds Central Library against council plans to close up to 20 libraries in Leeds. Guest blogger Jess Haigh was one of them. Here's her take on the day of protest Protester Jess Haigh takes part in … Continue reading BookElf’s piece on the Leeds Guardian … with photo!

Why Libraries in Leeds are so important.

Ahem, as featured on today's Guardian Leeds "Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere..." - Jean Rhys For longer than I can remember, I have loved books. Not necessarily stories, but always books. I think that my favourites are old, original … Continue reading Why Libraries in Leeds are so important.