In which we get nostalgic for the Boy who Lived by talking about the way he changed my life. I got married in April. That's not the important part. Due to my husband's job, we couldn't get the time for a formal honeymoon. Instead, we only had a weekend. We spent that at the Warner… Continue reading Happy 20 Years of Potter!
So, due to the library closure post being priority last week, I didn't get around to mentioning that Chris returned from his latest ventures upon the ocean blue*. I met him at the train station, and so I was able to prepare him for the influx of books I had purchased during our long separation**.… Continue reading The Bargain
My reading year has begun in earnest, which is the best start to any year if you ask me. Things didn't kick off so well at the start of 2015, when I didn't get through a single volume of anything throughout January, and ended up reading a string of disappointing YA books in February, which… Continue reading The Curious Journeys of Library Books
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming?CMP=twt_gu If you love libraries, you should read this. If you don't know why you should love libraries, you should read this. You should learn and imprint these words in your heart and pass them on whenever you can. The world cannot be a place without libraries. There is no man that can put forth… Continue reading Neil Gaiman talks about the Library
The trouble with November is that it's one of those tricky months that just happens; it sneaks around the corner when you're not looking, and before you know what's hit you it's cornered you in a dark alley demanding your attention with an AK47. Or perhaps that's just me. The days are short, the weather… Continue reading Stuff and Things and Words…
Writing is a lonely business, I've said that more than once on more than one post, but also writing is an often frustrating area of expertise in which one spends many hours staring at the same four walls. For the kind of fortunate word-smith who is able to diligently go about their work in social… Continue reading Breathe in Some Peace