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Wednesday 16 July at 7pm
Hawthorn Library
 
BTween the pages
Simon MitchellAuthor talk event for boys and girls aged 10+ and mums, dads and carers.
Simon writes stories for young people that are fast-paced, funny and a little bit quirky. He is the author of action-packed historical adventure Tough Times, as well as many more titles.
Snacks provided │Free session │Bookings essential

To book call 9278 4666

Wednesday 16 July at 7pm

Hawthorn Library

 

BTween the pages

Simon MitchellAuthor talk event for boys and girls aged 10+ and mums, dads and carers.

Simon writes stories for young people that are fast-paced, funny and a little bit quirky. He is the author of action-packed historical adventure Tough Times, as well as many more titles.

Snacks provided Free session Bookings essential

To book call 9278 4666

Filed under YA Books Boroondara Hawthorn Library SimonMitchell

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thebooker:

It’s been a while since I posted my last follow forever so I thought I’d do an updated one. I both love and hate doing these kind of things because while I can show appreciation to my favourite bloggers (most of which I don’t speak to as much as I’d like to - if at all), I always feel bad for missing people out. I follow like 900 book blogs so that’s always going to be inevitable. At some point, I hope to do a more general post on all of the book blogs I follow.
Until then, here are my favourites:

▷ adventuresonpaper ▷ alittlebookdust ▷ alittlebookthief ▷ anothergenericbookblog ▷ blame-it-on-the-books ▷ bookhauler ▷ bookmad ▷ bookphile ▷ bookprince ▷ booksandhotchocolate ▷ books-cupcakes ▷ booksfrommyshelf ▷ booksthatstartwitha ▷ booksturnmugglesintowizards ▷ books-wrote-my-story ▷ bookwormbrittany ▷ compelledbybooks ▷ crini-allaboutbooks ▷ daughter-of-blood-and-starlight ▷ deliriaforbooks ▷ devine-infinities ▷ escapingintoabook ▷ grangerandherbooks ▷ ifreakinlovebooks ▷ inkandboundpages ▷ isilluminating ▷ letmereadinpeace ▷ lifeinthepages ▷ literaryescapist ▷ literaryglamour ▷ loveaffairwiththelibrary ▷ meowtilly ▷ noseinabook ▷ ohsomanybooks ▷ omfgbooks ▷ paygeturner ▷ prettybooks ▷ qualityfangirls ▷ readaroundtherosie ▷ sabookwormabroad ▷ samreads ▷ talkingbookworm ▷ thaliasbooks ▷ thebookhangover ▷ thebookishdragon ▷ thebookishowl ▷ theclassicreader ▷ thefictionologist ▷ thegirlofnovels ▷ theheroinenextdoor ▷ theitchofliterature ▷ themindofafictionbooklover ▷ treesofreverie ▷ unboundbooks ▷ writing-spectrum ▷ yabookers

These blogs have made this list for a number of reasons: we’re friends, I adore your posts/reviews, I love talking to you, I’m too scared to talk to you so I love you from afar, I’ve been following you from the very start of my time as a blogger here, you’ve inspired my own blog/posts, we have a similiar taste in books, and so on. The thing you all have in common is you have wonderful blogs, you’re all lovely and it’s an absolute pleasure to see you on my Tumblr dash. <3
(Of course I feel that way about all of you.)
For more blogs (including the few fandom/personal blogs because I only included book blogs here) look here and here

Some of the best literary Tumblrs! A must have list for the book mad out there…. Oh and, of course, follow your favourite library ;)

thebooker:

It’s been a while since I posted my last follow forever so I thought I’d do an updated one. I both love and hate doing these kind of things because while I can show appreciation to my favourite bloggers (most of which I don’t speak to as much as I’d like to - if at all), I always feel bad for missing people out. I follow like 900 book blogs so that’s always going to be inevitable. At some point, I hope to do a more general post on all of the book blogs I follow.

Until then, here are my favourites:

adventuresonpaperalittlebookdustalittlebookthiefanothergenericbookblogblame-it-on-the-booksbookhaulerbookmadbookphilebookprincebooksandhotchocolatebooks-cupcakesbooksfrommyshelfbooksthatstartwithabooksturnmugglesintowizardsbooks-wrote-my-storybookwormbrittanycompelledbybookscrini-allaboutbooksdaughter-of-blood-and-starlightdeliriaforbooksdevine-infinitiesescapingintoabookgrangerandherbooksifreakinlovebooksinkandboundpagesisilluminatingletmereadinpeacelifeinthepagesliteraryescapistliteraryglamourloveaffairwiththelibrarymeowtillynoseinabookohsomanybooksomfgbookspaygeturnerprettybooksqualityfangirlsreadaroundtherosiesabookwormabroadsamreadstalkingbookwormthaliasbooksthebookhangoverthebookishdragonthebookishowltheclassicreaderthefictionologistthegirlofnovelstheheroinenextdoortheitchofliteraturethemindofafictionbooklovertreesofreverieunboundbookswriting-spectrumyabookers

These blogs have made this list for a number of reasons: we’re friends, I adore your posts/reviews, I love talking to you, I’m too scared to talk to you so I love you from afar, I’ve been following you from the very start of my time as a blogger here, you’ve inspired my own blog/posts, we have a similiar taste in books, and so on. The thing you all have in common is you have wonderful blogs, you’re all lovely and it’s an absolute pleasure to see you on my Tumblr dash. <3

(Of course I feel that way about all of you.)

For more blogs (including the few fandom/personal blogs because I only included book blogs here) look here and here

Some of the best literary Tumblrs! A must have list for the book mad out there…. Oh and, of course, follow your favourite library ;)

Filed under literature books book blogs reading library

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by erikkwakkel:

Heavenly library

Today I visited the medieval library at Merton College, Oxford as a guest of the Fellow Librarian. It is the UK’s oldest library that was designed to be used by scholars, and it has been functioning as such since its construction in the 1370s. You enter the library at the ground level through a massive door. Going up the stairs you reach the upper floor, where the books are stored. It is sensational to walk among the rows of book cases in the half-lit room. Their shelves are filled with hundreds of early-modern books (many still fitted in their original bindings), which are patiently waiting until someone will touch them again. Heavy benches hoovering over wooden floors are a reminder that this room was once filled with scholars leaning over their books, trying to catch the last light of the day. In the middle of the library a heavy 13th-century book chest is found, next to a small collection of shiny 14th-century astrolabes. What a heavenly place.

Pics (my own): library, book cases, consultation bench, book chest (13th century), stained-glass window (medieval), and entrance. More information about the library on Merton College’s website (here) and also here; more on Merton College, which dates from the 13th-century, here.

(via bookgasms)

Filed under Library Books ancient history UK