‘Books live your life while you live theirs’ # ‘Reading quirks’ by the Wild Detectives

What is the strangest thing you’ve done for the love of reading? I once read a book… half an hour at a time, 20-30 pages at most, for two weeks…in a bookshop! I’d come, read a bit, sigh at how expensive it was and leave… After two weeks somebody bought the book. Can you imagine …

# Teen Tonic Tuesday # Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell

Twin sisters Claire and Poppy are rising Internet stars thanks to their Mum blogging about their lives since they were born. Imagine all those cute but so embarrassing details open to strangers’ scrutiny just a click away. One day their Mum sets up a Youtube channel for them and off they go making their own …

Top Ten Tuesday -Places mentioned in the books that I would like to visit

I’m going to jump on the TTT wagon as recommended by  Ich lese . The original idea comes from Jana That Artsy Reader Girl who hosts these weekly challenges (see her blog for more info and upcoming topics). 1 Sicily of Andrea Camilleri and Palermo of Simonetta Hornby 2 Dublin of Tana French 3 Idaho from Rachel Gibson …

In blossom – the beauty of a spring day

‘In blossom’ is a gentle and dreamy book with gorgeous minimalist pictures. It has this uncanny ability to take you from whatever emotions you have been experiencing and transport you into a spring garden on a ’breeze-blowing’, ‘sun-twinkling day’. There are two characters in the book. Cat has just found a perfect spot for her …

Beauty is in the eye of a beholder…

 Little White fish is a cute and super-friendly creature who would love to know what the most beautiful thing in the ocean is. Little Octopus, Little Turtle, Little Goldfish, Little Seahorse, Little Starfish and Little Snail have different opinions, all of which are valid and true.I loved the layout, pictures and the font of this …

Cyberpunk meets surfing

I grew up on science fiction- Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ursula Le Guin, Clifford Simak, John Windham… But among the very first ones was Roger Zelazny and his Coils. Oh, how I wanted to be able to travel inside its computer-generated reality.If you are 12-13, love computers and are about to venture into the world …

Old favourites -Left hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Truth is a matter of the imagination… It is not easy to limit this hauntingly beautiful novel to one central idea. It is about difficulty of communication, about dualism and wholeness, war and civilization, friendship, trust and human relationships. All of this is set in a cold cold world where the mark of civilization is …

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