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Any excuse

I freely admit to having a bit of an issue with books – perhaps more of a habit? I’m going to have to curtail this a bit though, I’ve only got a fortnight’s holiday and even if I read from … Continue reading

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reading and readers

I have been rereading things recently – The Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker because I was asked by a very nice seventeen year old boy if I would help him with an essay. I’d only meant to read the first … Continue reading

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Some are new but some were just pleading with me to be picked up in the bookshop

I know I’m making excuses, but the thing is, if I’m going to be able to recommend books to kids I have to have read them first. Even the David Walliams ones. I’m looking forward to the Marcus Sedgwick and … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale

This is why you should never, never, never leave your ereader inside your rucksack and then allow your husband to sit on said rucksack… Although I didn’t know he was going to sit on it! The worst bit is that … Continue reading

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Who’s going on a bear hunt?

We run a Child Development course for some of the older students, and as a result, my library has a small but select collection of children’s picture books. All the classic things, like The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The … Continue reading

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still snowing

I don’t care – I’ve got a fire, a rocking chair and the Carnegie shortlist to read…

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sharing the building with sherlock holmes, the white queen and many wallys

It was World Book Day today, the one day in the year when I can read at work and get away with it – even although that is actually reading out loud to my favourite group of disaffected-but-really-quite-nice fifteen-year-old boys. … Continue reading

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clandestine reading

I’ve spent the last two days doing a much needed complete top-to-toe tidy of the library, during which I have, with a little regret, correctly reshelved the hidden books. Over the years I have spotted three species of book-hider, and … Continue reading

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Dickensian

I’ve never really managed to get my head around Charles Dickens’ writing, which seems silly really, because I love history and I need to read thick books (because I finish the thin ones too quickly) and I’m a librarian, for … Continue reading

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