Guess what?

I have been working up to this post for a long time. I’ve known it was coming; it hasn’t been far from my thoughts for weeks. It’s been simmering away in the back of my mind, making me nervous, stressed, excited, proud, anxious and back to nervous again. It’s been a veritable rollercoaster of emotions. That’s right people, I made it to 50 posts (and have well and truly mastered the art of hyperbole). But, seriously, I have been putting all this []

Books for being trapped in a bookstore

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news of yet another person to be locked in a bookstore. David Willis was locked in the Waterstones in Trafalgar Square and instead of using Twitter to brag about all the awesome books he was reading (which would have been the only acceptable use in this case), he used it to tweet a cry for rescue. What would be your plan of attack in that situation? If your answer in any way involves contacting the owner, []

Reading fast and slow

When you read a book that you really enjoy, do you force yourself to read it slowly, to savour the feeling, or do you try and inhale it all in one sitting? When I was younger I used to fly through books I loved – I still remember being incommunicado for days as I was reading The Bronze Horseman. I was transfixed; I couldn’t read it fast enough. Same with The Hunger Games. I picked it up from the library one innocent []