Bookish Things I Am Thankful For

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, here are some bookish things I’m grateful for. Reading really does define a better part of my life and these are the things that make it happen! 0. Coffee. I don’t know if this counts as a ‘bookish thing’ in your world, but it certainly does in mine!Continue reading “Bookish Things I Am Thankful For”

How to Find a Book to Read for Your Kid

(It’s way past midnight and a stray thought brought this post on. I’m just going with the flow.) In my last few years of teaching, I have noticed that parents often ask me to recommend books for their children. I don’t know if they realise how difficult it is to recommend a book to someoneContinue reading “How to Find a Book to Read for Your Kid”

London’s Book Shaped Benches – Why am I not there?!?

The title says it all. I don’t think I’ve ever wished harder I lived in London. Books About Town is a project launched by the National Literacy Trust where 50 literary themed benches illustrated by local artists have been strewn across the city for summer, to be auctioned later in the autumn. These are myContinue reading “London’s Book Shaped Benches – Why am I not there?!?”

Guest Post: Paulette Mahurin (The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap)

I have had a chance to interact with some really great people in the blogging world and author Paulette Mahurin is one of those. Paulette Mahurin is a nurse practitioner, specializing in women’s health in a rural clinic in where she lives with her husband and two rescued dogs. She also taught in several collegeContinue reading “Guest Post: Paulette Mahurin (The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap)”

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

The title of the novel The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett made me want to read it. When I started reading the novel, I hadn’t read any reviews or synopses and had no idea what to expect. It is the story of a notorious book thief and a clever rare-bookContinue reading “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett”

Why I like to read Horror Fiction

Don’t roll your eyes, answer, “…because people like to be scared… it excites us… blah blah.” and convince yourself that this is one of those articles. Believe me, I don’t like to be scared. In fact, I never dared to read the horror genre until very recently, when I read my first Stephen King book.Continue reading “Why I like to read Horror Fiction”

And then there were seven…

September has been an incredibly bookish month. I started reading the classics, that I’d planned to read in August; I am done reading more than half of the 2011 Booker prize shortlist; I participated in some fun challenges and memes; I received books to review; I read many essays, short stories, and even poems (butContinue reading “And then there were seven…”