Another year, another Readathon! (Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon, April 2022) Hours 1-4

I'm a bit late to the party this April as I have been at work for part of this afternoon, but I do hope to get a bit of reading done this Readathon! My Opening Survey What fine part of the world are you reading from today?Sunderland, UK as usual! Which book in your stack … Continue reading Another year, another Readathon! (Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon, April 2022) Hours 1-4

World Book Day 2022

Happy World Book Day! World Book Day Logo 2022 This year marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day. World Book Day was started as an initiative by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organisation) back on 23rd April 1995. This event was moved in the UK to avoid clashing with the Easter holidays … Continue reading World Book Day 2022

Reclaim Her Name – Free Ebooks?! (Edit: Link Expired)

So many women past and present have hidden behind a male pseudonym when publishing their writing - famously, in the 1840s, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were published as Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell and more recently (1990s) Joanne Rowling was told using her initials to mask her gender would ensure better sales at a … Continue reading Reclaim Her Name – Free Ebooks?! (Edit: Link Expired)

Reverse Readathon

After missing April's Readathon, and having a bit of a reading slump (with the exception of children's books for my daughter!) I have decided to join in the Reverse Readathon that the Dewey's Readathon team have organised. What it means by "reverse" is that the times have flipped. So the regular Readathon starts at 1pm … Continue reading Reverse Readathon

Book Hunting

I had a lovely afternoon with my daughter, walking around my home city hiding books for children and teens to find. A Facebook group called LOOK for a BOOK North East started up about a week ago and now has over 17,000 members - all taking part in a special event this weekend. The event … Continue reading Book Hunting