For anyone who actually remembers the previous incarnation of the site (Shelfworn Books), I apologise. It has been a long time since I wrote. But there is a reason, and a reason that the site has changed into The Frog and Flamingo, of all things.
If you still haven’t read any Backman, please, take it from me, you should. The man is awesome. I may have only read two of his books so far, but they have both been thought provoking, clever, funny, stylish, moving and poetic.
… authors that I wish were still here and writing…
I’ve yet to meet anyone (family excluded) who remembers this book. As I’ve mentioned before, my Mum has kept a lot (all?) our childhood books, and, since she’s in the process of moving house, I’ve been helping her clear them out (by nicking them for my boys). Some of them I have had no memory of at all. But this one is etched on my brain.
I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday for a long while, and as usual I’m kind of late to the party, but I liked the sound of this one. Today, the folk at The Broke and the Bookish are asking for top ten books read in one sitting (or thereabouts), which immediately […]
I wasn’t sure where to go next after my adventures with the Rats of Nimh. I didn’t want anything with more talking rodents, so a subject link was out, and since I wasn’t overly impressed with Nimh, I didn’t really want to stay with the same author.
Recently, I was glancing down the ABE list of the most searched for out of print books of 2015, when I discovered that at No.38 was an old old favourite of mine, Phoebe and the Hot Water Bottles.
The film version of this book came out in 1982. My brother (2 years older than me) must have seen it at a birthday party or something, because I can remember him being REALLY excited about it, and going on about it endlessly. I also remember being really jealous, since he made it sound like the best film EVER, and back then you had either had to save up for the video, or wait till it came on at Christmas. I’ve still never seen it.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week – books I picked up on a whim. I had a really hard time keeping this list to 10! I guess I choose a lot of books at random. I narrowed it down by only choosing […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week, childhood characters I’d like to revisit as adults. This was a tough one for me, as I generally close a book and don’t wonder what happens next. I’ve never been a fan of sequels […]