The Moon in Science Fiction

Yes, I know I’m a little late, but better late than never. Landing on the moon in real life as opposed to science fiction was a massive step. It made so many people’s dreams come true and so many of us want to be in space and on the moon, I know I’m not alone […]

Doctor Who and being blogged

I’m sure you want to know what Doctor Who and me being blogged have to do with each other. Actually, to be honest, nothing at all. I only have a few words to say about both things and I’m going to talk about both of them today to make a longer blog. A few days […]

Authors from my childhood

I’ve recently picked up a box of books to sell. Some of them have been written by fabuloso authors from my childhood and I’ll be very excited to re-read some of them before I list them, it’s going to make for a very slow listing process. One of my favourite books of all time is […]

Dragon Slayer (The Story of Beowulf) – Rosemary Sutcliff

Beowulf is the ultimate in adventure stories it was written somewhere between the 8th and 12th centuries. The poem itself has 3,182 lines. I had heard of Beowulf and had even been read a brief except from it by my English Literature teacher a couple of years ago, but I’d never read the whole story […]

Jody Lynn Nye

I have been avoiding getting swept up by the whole Twitter thing until today. I noticed it was Jody Lynn Nye’s birthday on the 5th July and decided she would be a really good person to write about. She’s been a co-author with a number of my favourite authors such as Anne McCaffrey and Robert […]

On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder

In this book Laura and her family move to Plum Creek. They spend some time living under the river bank before Pa Ingalls builds a proper house. The girls have many adventures including being trusted to be left alone for a day, unfortunately the blizzard hit earlier than expected. The girls took it upon themselves […]

Borders Top 100 Books

I wouldn’t normally blog about a bookshop as big as Borders except they’re doing one of their 100 Top Favourite Books of all Time. I reckon we should do our best to get one of our favourite books on the list. I recommend Grug just to be awkward. You don’t have to take my suggestion […]

Competition!!

I announced a new competition in my eNewsletter. Only a minor problem, I messed up the dates. I thought I’d typed 26th July and had actually typed 26th June. Anyway, here’s the competition with the correct date. Closing on the 26th July you can win a pack of Super Food Ideas and a selection of […]