Posts tagged books
Posts tagged books
What is your favourite read about a place? Some novels like the hugely sucessful 'Burial Rites' set in Iceland evoke place as much as the story, transporting us to other lands.
That feeling you get when you are lost in an amazing book!
Wednesday 16 July at 7pm
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
Remember when? School holiday program is now available.
Please note: Bookings will open Friday June 20, 10am.
Oooh! Book spine wallpaper! Want…
This is a brilliant idea
… THIS IS THE BEST THING. I NEED THIS DONE NOW! ALRIGHT, PUBLISHERS, COME TAKE ALL MY BOOKS AWAY AND FIX THEM! MAKE THEM SO I CAN DO THAT!
Also do this with family trees.
bookshelves update :)
Book collection to die for!
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.)
Some of the best literary Tumblrs! A must have list for the book mad out there…. Oh and, of course, follow your favourite library ;)
It’s a little chilly in NYC this morning. This fella’s got the right idea—layers!
Want the latest books for free? Come and choose your favourites and we will buy them for you!
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.
One sleep till launch time! Drop by for a signed copy or face-painting tomorrow morning! #nannaninja #picturebooks #launch #read
'My nana is a ninja' by our favourite philosopher turned children's author Damon Young.
Calvin & Hobbes (by disgruntledbaker1)
Who remembers reading Calvin and Hobbes in the paper as a kid?
Joe Abercrombie ‘First Law Trilogy’ Awesome series for all fans of ‘Game of thrones’ #firstlaw #joeabercrombie #gamesofthrones #books #library #boroondara #boroondaralibraries