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Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
Book Review

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

Before I started working as a bookseller for Waterstones I would never have contemplated reading a book such as Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain. I would have looked at the blurb and thought ‘why would I want to read a story about real lives intertwining?’ I was far more interested in magic, dragons, …

Still Water The Deep Life of the Pond
Book Review

Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

I was given Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond as it is well known that I love a well written book on nature and the idea of rewilding. I had previously read Meadowland by the same author and really enjoyed the style of John Lewis-Stempel’s writing, so relaxed and almost poetic in his …

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures
Book Review

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

I really love these books from Laura Ellen Anderson and think I look forward to a new adventure as much as the children in the shop (maybe even more). Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures sees the gang visiting the Yeti Pits to celebrate Grand-yeti’s 350th birthday party. This is very exciting in itself …

Mudlarking
Book Review

Mudlarking

I’ve always been fascinated by finding things on the shoreline whether they be old things discarded by humans, natural objects shaped by the sea, or evidence of past life in the form of fossils. When the opportunity came along to get a copy of Mudlarking I jumped at it. I’ve heard the name a lot …

My Sister, the Serial Killer
Book Review

My Sister, the Serial Killer

I’m not usually a thriller/crime reader but I was persuaded to read this as I was told the audiobook was excellent and since I was walking a lot right now during furlough why not give it a try? I used the library service to download it, RB Digital, and the system was really easy to …

punkgirldiaries
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punkgirldiaries zine

I was sent the third edition of punkgirldiaries zine to have a look at and see what I thought (me being an old punk and all that). I’ve always loved zines as a format and have been involved with a few in the 70s and 80s, the compactness, DIY-ethos, and the focus on a small, …

Autumn Leaves
Journal

14 Golden and Autumnal picture books

I love this time of year, I love that definite signing of the changes of the seasons. I do love Spring as well, that freshness, that boundless potential, all that growth… But I’m a real September baby! Over on Twitter I asked people for their recommendations for beautiful autumnal picture books and got a great …

The Promise Witch
Journal

August update

This month has been a good month for reading including actually enjoying audiobooks for the first time, it’s also been a good month for my blogging in general. At the start of the month I decided to do some blog consolidation and have now ended up with just four blogs: Big Bearded Bookseller – my …