Tag: kids’ books

A Bedtime Rhyme from Robert Louis Stevenson

A Bedtime Rhyme from Robert Louis Stevenson

In which I blame my terrible memory on Robert Louis Stevenson, because I can still remember his poems from when I was a kid, meaning I have no memory space available for shopping lists or appointment times. I mean, I’ve got to blame someone, right?

I also show off my favourite mercaticorn nightie, and the little furry muse makes an appearance, although she is suitably unimpressed.

 

 

I’m also going to allocate some blame (not for the memory thing, for the whole reading in a nightie on a public video thing), on my lovely Twitter friend M.L Moos, who may or may not remember telling me to read a bedtime story…

And how about you, lovely people? Do you have any favourite bedtime stories that have stayed with you? Let me know below!

 

Being Behind the Times

Being Behind the Times

In which I admit just how terribly off-trend I am, and how bad I am at watching movies. I also admit just how awesome those books (and sometimes movies) are once I catch up.

Seriously, how long did it take me to read How to Train Your Dragon? What do I write about? What age group do I write for? I’m disappointed in myself.

 

 

Are you good at keeping up with the latest books or not? Are there any books you know you should have read, but still haven’t? Let me know in the comments!

 

James Joyce, A Cat, & The Devil

James Joyce, A Cat, & The Devil

In which I somehow turn book review time into storytime, featuring an absolutely brilliant little picture book written by James Joyce.

Well, I imagine he needed a break after Ulysses.

 

 

Do you have any strange and unusual finds you’ve come across in your bookshop travels? Books by unexpected authors? Let me know in the comments!

 

Tove Jansson & Beautiful Books

Tove Jansson & Beautiful Books

Stumbling my way through another chat about books, where I admit I still read books for very small children and have a soft spot for Nordic melancholia. I also show you pretty pictures, so there’s that.

 

 

Have you read any Tove Jansson? Any other kids’ books you like revisiting, and would like to recommend?

Don’t forget to ask if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to natter on about!

 

(Trying to) Talk Fun Reads

(Trying to) Talk Fun Reads

Continuing in the theme of talking about books, but not really reviewing them, I get a bit gushy about John Connolly’s Samuel Johnson books.

They’re my level, okay?

I also have trouble with words, because I’m fairly certain they’re made for writing, not speaking.

 

 

Have you read them? What’s your favourite fun read? Let me know below – and if you’d like to hear me stumble my way through more vids, tell me what you’d like to hear about!