The (Second, not that I’m bragging) Liebster Award

I was nominated for a second Liebster Award by Midnight Ranter   who, as well as writing a super blog full of interesting book reviews and her own beautiful writings, is extremely patient, given that I was very kindly nominated for this back in June.  Please, do not take this as a lack of gratitude! I am…

The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry

Bibliophiles: do you remember the librarians of your childhood? I remember the librarian at Houndsfield Road Library in Edmonton very clearly. She was a small Scottish lady called Mary with very large glasses who spoke in the special whisper that I believe they teach at Official Librarian School. I imagine she went unnoticed by most, but…

ODE TO READING IN BED WHEN YOU ARE 8 YEARS OLD AKA CRIM CITY

  MUM PUT ME TO BED, I HEARD WHAT SHE SAID ‘TURN OFF THOSE LIGHTS AND LAY DOWN YOUR HEAD!’ BUT  I’VE  GOT THE SECRET SEVEN WHIRRING ROUND MY BRAIN THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING JOLLY HOCKEYSTICKS  IS DRIVING ME INSANE MUM GOES DOWNSTAIRS AND I DON’T TURN OFF THE LIGHT I’M GEARING UP FOR…

The Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by NotablePad, which is very nice to hear indeed! She has a beautifully-presented blog that reviews a wide array of interesting reads, and is well worth a follow. RULES: 1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. 2. Display the…

The Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you so much to NapoleonSplit for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award! It is the first such award I have been nominated for since I started blogging and I went all Gwyneth Paltrow circa the 1999 Oscars when I got it. Two caveats: Please forgive me if I have somehow got this…