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The Book Rainbow - Indigo/Violet

Let’s be real, I do not have enough books to create two separate sections for both these colours when they are so similar. Pink also falls under this category because I really do not own enough books for this side of the rainbow. 607 more words


Escape Your Brain With a Diary Series

Sometimes it’s nice to dive totally into someone else’s mind and problems. Instead of dealing with your own drama, you hear their voice in your head as you read along with all of their happy moments and mortifying embarrassments. 779 more words

Reading Life

Loony Blurbs

Loony Blurbs is this thing hosted by the wonderful Emily at The Loony Teen Writer. Basically, the idea is to make up a blurb based purely on the book’s title. 429 more words

Loony Blurbs

The Book Monster

About 12 years ago I was lucky enough to be running a semi-professional website all about children’s books called The Book Monster. I wrote, edited, reviewed, interviewed and organised competitions and had the pleasure to talk to some great authors including… 365 more words

Books And Stuff

Books That Begin Conversations: What to Read During Reading Time

If I remember correctly and if things haven’t changed, after lunch, people in high school usually get a certain amount of time to read – say, 20 minutes? 489 more words

Diana Wynne Jones

The Book Rainbow - Orange

This week’s spine colour is orange! I don’t actually own too many orange books (I do, but some I haven’t read, so I cannot review them) so I had to cheat a little bit with the Penguin classics and even then I only had four. 642 more words


Four Back-to-School Reads for Every Age

September is upon us, and summer’s long, lazy days will give way to fall’s cooler temperatures and pumpkin-flavored delights. Here at Ladies On The Shelf, our school days may be long gone (save for Jessi, our resident teacher), but the changing seasons and Target aisles full of binders and notebook paper remind us of heading back into the classroom and the promise of a fresh start for the school year. 369 more words