Books are given as gifts all the time aren't they? Sometimes a lot of thought has been put into it, sometimes it is following a request from the recipient, sometimes it is just an impulse buy. The list of reasons goes on and on. I'm sure we have all given and received books as gifts… Continue reading Does a personal message in a book increase the sentimental value and should we all be writing them?
Everybody has books that they remember reading as a child, books that were special then and stay special now. Have you thought about which books they are for you? I was thinking about this recently and it got me all nostalgic, and left me desperate to get some copies of ones that made the list… Continue reading My most memorable childhood stories
You will have noticed that I have called this my thoughts rather than a review or a comparison and that is because I want to talk about Tom's Midnight Garden both the film and the book but I don't want to compare them or review them in the traditional sense. Instead I wanted to share… Continue reading My thoughts: Tom’s Midnight Garden
I'm the first to say to my friends 'let's not bother with gifts, we'll just go for a drink instead'. I find it that takes the stress out of gift buying, it avoids spending money on things that are at risk of sitting in a cupboard and never being used and it ensures I spend… Continue reading Gift giving tradition with someone special
Following on from my post Happy Roald Dahl Day! which you can read by clicking the link, I was really curious to see how many other people in my life enjoyed his literature. So, after many messages to friends and family I have compiled a list of titles and reasons that made the cut as a… Continue reading My favourite author and my favourite people