Posts Tagged: literature

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

On ruined bookstores

    The above image is taken from an article that shows 40 amazing photos from the past. It is definitely worth having a look – see them here. This image is of a bookstore in London ruined during the

On ruined bookstores

    The above image is taken from an article that shows 40 amazing photos from the past. It is definitely worth having a look – see them here. This image is of a bookstore in London ruined during the

On school books

I mentioned previously that my classmates and I were forced to read and examine The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively very closely for our English class, and all of us hated the book with a passion. It wasn’t just my

On school books

I mentioned previously that my classmates and I were forced to read and examine The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively very closely for our English class, and all of us hated the book with a passion. It wasn’t just my

On children’s books telling us about life

As you can no doubt tell from my blog, I love children’s books, and I love quotes. So you can tell how much I liked this list of quotes from children’s books, which I stumbled on through the magic of

On children’s books telling us about life

As you can no doubt tell from my blog, I love children’s books, and I love quotes. So you can tell how much I liked this list of quotes from children’s books, which I stumbled on through the magic of

On being remembered

I just finished reading a book by A. A. Milne. No, nothing from the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. You may not know this (or perhaps you do – who knows) that before A. A. Milne wrote about a funny bear who

On being remembered

I just finished reading a book by A. A. Milne. No, nothing from the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. You may not know this (or perhaps you do – who knows) that before A. A. Milne wrote about a funny bear who

On coming full circle

So it’s been one year, WordPress tells me, since I started writing about the 1001 Children’s Books I Must Read Before I Grow Up! I’m pretty proud that I have stuck it out for a year, and am still blogging

On coming full circle

So it’s been one year, WordPress tells me, since I started writing about the 1001 Children’s Books I Must Read Before I Grow Up! I’m pretty proud that I have stuck it out for a year, and am still blogging

Virginia Woolf on a Spider’s Web

  Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.     Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf on a Spider’s Web

  Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.     Virginia Woolf

On painting landscapes in your head

I read John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony on a plane ride the other week. Firstly I’d to mention the fact that at 119 pages, it is the perfect sized book to read on an hour-long plane flight – I finished with about

On painting landscapes in your head

I read John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony on a plane ride the other week. Firstly I’d to mention the fact that at 119 pages, it is the perfect sized book to read on an hour-long plane flight – I finished with about

On the Joy of Books

I went to have a look on my favourite second-hand bookstore’s website, A Book Affair, last night, and they had this lovely clip on their homepage, called the Joy of Books. This will make anyone who loves books feel warm

On the Joy of Books

I went to have a look on my favourite second-hand bookstore’s website, A Book Affair, last night, and they had this lovely clip on their homepage, called the Joy of Books. This will make anyone who loves books feel warm

On being a literary detective

So I’ve been a bit lazy in writing to you recently, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy in reading. I have a few lovely books to catch you up on, and I should probably start with the one I

On being a literary detective

So I’ve been a bit lazy in writing to you recently, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy in reading. I have a few lovely books to catch you up on, and I should probably start with the one I