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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books, authors, reading – three of my favourite things and this year they are celebrating 20 years of encouraging children to read. So many books written and read in this time. There … Continue reading

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Cheating in reading

Can you cheat when reading a book for pleasure? The topic came up recently with my flat mates when one of them commented on how many books I get through. I explained that I read more than one book at … Continue reading

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Books, books, books

I decided this year that I should try to clean out my bookshelves. I live in a very confined space at the moment and having several piles of books on the floor, does not do much to improve on my … Continue reading

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Libraries

Today’s letter lends itself to a shout out for Libraries. In times of austerity, the arts and other non-direct profit making institutions suddenly seem to become pointless to support. They are not! I cherish the library space and even though … Continue reading

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The Importance of Having Libraries

I attended the Chiswick Book Festival the other weekend and I noticed how one thing came up in several of the lectures and book talks. The importance of libraries. A common theme among authors is the prevalence of books in their … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo week 3

I have been busy lately adding to my NaNoWriMo word count, the story is shaping up. I think. I hope. Anyway I made it to week three and now I feel good being on the home stretch. Current Total: 39702 … Continue reading

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A week full of culture

Last night, I listened to Dorothy Koomson take about The Rose Petal Beach at the newly opened Wembley Library Centre and tomorrow night I’m going to my first live ballet performance. Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall. Watching not … Continue reading

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Reading habits

Inspired by Big Green Boookshop (@biggreenbooks) among others on Twitter here is a list of my reading habits. 1. 90% of the books I read are fiction 2. I use an excel sheet to track all the books I read, … Continue reading

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World Book Day – revisited

Yesterday the UK and Ireland celebrated World Book Day and I had the pleasure to listen to romance writer Judy Astley, at my local library. After a bit of a wait, Astley finally arrived and started off the talk by mentioning the … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Book Day

Today is World Book Day here in the UK and Ireland and I will celebrate it, by reading the brilliant Mudbound by Hillary Jordan and also at my local library where romance author Judy Astley is talking about her books and … Continue reading

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