A postscript to yesterday’s post

While I was in the Library I picked up a card that had the popular books of 1968. I meant to add it to yesterday’s post, about my Library’s 50th birthday, but forgot. You might find it interesting. But before I do, I just want to give a shoutout for my newsletter which I am…

My Library turns 50

Writing about books seems to be on my mind at the moment. I was inspired to write this post after reading Tierney’s from Tierney Creates. She posted about the stack of books she had just borrowed from her public library, and how wonderful libraries are. As she says: “So libraries are good places all over…

Little Free Library

I first came across the idea of the Little Free Library on Alys’ blog. When I read her post Little Free Library Debut I was smitten, just like she was when she saw her first one. (Alys is renovating her Library at the moment, which you can read about, as well as the fairy garden that…

Look what the postie left for me yesterday!

There, lying amongst the bills and begging letters was a letter with stamps, real stamps! Real stamps = a letter from a real person! These stamps were so unusual that I (briefly) thought about collecting stamps again. 😉 This was what was inside. A card and some other goodies. I was even more delighted. Let…

2 fatties and a thin — May Books

I have been reading two thick books recently. I began reading Ash, which is 1113 pages with small type. Then I had to put it aside while I read the Book Club book, The Luminaries, which is merely 832 pages! Persepolis: The story of a childhood was light in weight, but certainly not in subject matter. Persepolis: The story…

February Books — a classic, a mapmaker and some gardeners

Firstly, the classic The Chrysalids ~ John Wyndham I first read this when I was a teenager. I had always had a longing to be telepathic, so this book resonated with me. I reread it quite a few years later and while I still enjoyed the telepathy aspect, I was fascinated with the post-nuclear society that…

A December Book

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it is the end of January….but this is a stand out book from December and it has been waiting patiently to be written about. (The Library has not been as patient — I had a few dollars to pay in fines!) The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. Winter’s Bone, another of…

November Books

It’s a while since I have published about the books I am reading. I have been reading, just not letting you know. 🙂 So, this month I found a new author, reread an old book and read others from two of my favourite authors. The new author: Kate Griffin — “The Minority Council”  Matthew Swift…

August Books

I have been an avid reader of murder mysteries for many years. It is a genre that has expanded to fill every nook and cranny of life [or even death!]. Every occupation, every city, every era has their own detective — like these two! Barbara Nadel: Sure and certain death Nadel’s detective character, Francis Hancock, is…

July book, and another thing

It is a little while since I have posted about books I have been reading. (Isn’t it funny how you start this blogging caper with firm ideas about what you plan to do, and then, after a while those ideas seem to wander off somewhere else!) But I have been reading. The tale of Beatrix…

April Books

It’s a book sort of day today. I went to Readings and bought 4 books from their cheap book table. Then I went to the library and borrowed 3 more books. So it seems appropriate to tell you about some of the books I read in April. Dennis Lehane: Mystic River I loved the movie…