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10 reasons to thank books

To celebrate Book Week Scotland this week, the Scottish Book Trust is inviting people to write a thank you letter to a book, author or fictional character that has made a difference to our lives. 359 more words


Children's books appeal

I’m after books, children’s books to be precise. So many families in Liverpool have nothing and Christmas is especially hard to struggle through when the air all around you is thick with the sound of Christmas carols, and the shops are crammed with lovely things you can’t afford to buy. 111 more words


Left Bank Books

Today, I went to a really cool indie bookstore in St. Louis called Left Bank Books. I knew about the store because it hosted an event that I ended up not being able to go to – a conversation and signing with Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan. 145 more words


Spain: Week Five

How is it the end of Week Five already? The time is flying.

Like most people that I know here, I have been laid low with the lurgy for part of this week and spent a lot of the time when not in school shivering under a blanket watching Dr Who with a Spanish-speaking dog. 1,336 more words


untitled - 15th November

I began this blog as a way of documenting life as a child of the diaspora. To collate funny stories and serious topics in a witty way, relying on personal experience, all in the hope that anyone that reads it, would find parts of their selves within it. 209 more words

Life Lessons

What Do Books Smell Like?

Drop me off at an old library, or antique bookstore, and I’ll be content for hours. Not only would I get lost amid the obscure and fascinating titles, but I’d savor each book, holding it in my hands and feeling the weight of it, breathing in the scent of ages past. 556 more words


The Albion Beatnik

It’s been an absolute age since I did a bookshop review, which is ironic, since I spend an unconscionable amount of my time in Oxford browsing shelves for books I can’t really afford. 75 more words

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