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 […]

Winning Bulk Auctions – Good Idea or Not??

Another in the list of bulk buys. I still have my doubts about this one, but it paid off in the end. I won an auction on eBay. I was very careful to do my calculations before I put in a bid. The listing was for 2,000+ books. I thought about it and decided to […]

Terry Pratchett – Explained

I made a cryptic comment in my last post Who Writes Like. I guaranteed I chose the first author that came to mind and that there were reasons it was Terry Pratchett. I’ll do my best to explain why that happened. No, I’m not explaining about Terry Pratchett, I’m only explaining why his name was […]

Who Writes Like – Eastern Regional Libraries

I found this fabulous website a while ago. It’s a part of the Eastern Regional Libraries website and can help you find new authors. Some lovely person has gone to the trouble of writing lists of who writes like who and has presented it here. Here’s an example. Authors like Terry Pratchett Piers Anthony (Fantasy) […]

People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks

This is one of the most talked about books this year. I heard so much about it from so many sources I just had to read it. This is a really fabulous book. It details the journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah as seen through the eyes of a book conservator. I don’t know how much […]

Fan fiction

FanFiction Edit: Not certain how that happened. I must have clicked on publish instead of save draft. I was only saving the link as it seemed like a good link to show people but I had no thoughts in mind as to what I wanted to say about it. I might have to make something […]

Snailmail No More – Paula Danzier & Ann M. Martin

Snailmail No More by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin is about two teenage girls and their friendship. Tara has moved states while Elizabeth has moved houses due to her alcholic father. They start off by writing letters and when they both get computers they take the conversation to email. It’s a lovely book, easy […]

MythAdventures by Robert Asprin

When I’m stressed I turn to the genre I’m most comfortable with, fantasy. The particular area of fantasy depends on so many factors I’m not going to discuss here, but this time I turned to Robert Asprin and have been re-reading the M.Y.T.H Inc stories. It’s a fabulous series of books and this excerpt from […]