Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move. Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority. We have a branch of the UK's sole surviving book chain and we … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations
I don't use my library as much as I should. The Boy Child and I got back into the habit of calling in after school once a week, but I hardly ever take anything out on my own ticket. I almost never make notes or mark up a book when I’m reading. When I see books … Continue reading Bookworm Confessions
Everything I read this month was on the Kindle, which was a little disappointing. I don't ever want to prefer reading via a Kindle over a 'proper' book. My problem is that our bookshelves are jammed pack, full almost to the point of overflowing, so there's a no-book-buying embargo just now. And our library has … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018
Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience
Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.***Visits to the local library tailed off over the Summer holidays.As in, we didn't visit the library at all.In trying to rectify that, I have designated Tuesdays after school as library afternoons.It seems to be working so far.You can see more Snap images … Continue reading Snap #31 | At the Library
The Boy Child: football related books (although I don't believe he is actually reading the Rio Ferdinand autobiography, merely looking at the photos), his beloved Tintinan old annual about Biggles (in French)and a free pull-out about the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Me: memoirs ~ the actor Alan Cumming (which is rather harrowing in places), Mike Mullane's experiences as a … Continue reading What We’re Reading
We live in a city that can be hugely expensive to explore.I'm always on the lookout for free activities.And while our library visiting might have been poor over the last few years, our bookshop browsing hasn't. We have a branch of the UK's only national bookshop chain in our area of suburbiaand on the days where The Boy … Continue reading Bookshop Browsing
It was a:Grandad P visiting,Summer Fayre on the Green visiting,gorgeous socks receiving, birthday sausage eating, photo-bombing by The Good Friend's mum, hanging outand library visiting kind of weekend.And it's looking pretty good for this week ... Photography Scavenger Hunt hunting, into town nipping, birthday dinner celebrating and Summer Fayre helping. This post is adapted from Sian's Me on Monday theme, which you … Continue reading Me on Monday
Last week, lovely Abi wrote a post about the joy of visiting the library now that she has finished her degree.And I'm ashamed to admit it, but reading that postmade me realise that I couldn't remember the last timeI'd visited our local library.Ahem. The Boy Child and I called in today after school.He was as happy as … Continue reading It’s Been How Long?
~ Reading materials ~ Shot taken in the library yesterday. I was there for my reading group. Under discussion was the brilliantly written The Help by Kathryn Stockett and our new book is Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese.