Tag Archives: reading

In praise of reading aloud (and some tips for the fearful)

I absolutely support the call by James Patterson and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for more parents to read to their children. My Dad read to me when I was a kid and it didn’t harm me at all. I … Continue reading

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World Book Night or Giving The Apocalypse Away

Last year I joined in the great book giveaway & gave away copies of Toast by Nigel Slater a wonderfully visceral autobiography that’s as much about food we love as about growing up different in Wolverhampton. (I love how Nigel … Continue reading

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Greenbelt 2011: My Literature Picks.

If you’re coming to the festival may I be so bold as to offer a couple of literature picks for your consideration through the weekend, obviously everything on the literature programme will be interesting and inspirational but these are a … Continue reading

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Written elsewhere: Greenbelt Big Read

Here’s a post I wrote for the Greenbelt Blog. Go read. Link: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/blog/2011/02/introducing-the-greenbelt-big-read-2011/

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Day one of the book buying ban.

The end of September seems a long long way away. By that point I’ll have celebrated playing Urban Dead for 3 years and Greenbelt 2010 will have come and gone. So to the person in my head that’s never going … Continue reading

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Booker Challenge: 3 to collect.

3 reservations have come in at once. Eeek! Colm Toibin- Brooklyn. James Scudamore- Heliopolis. Ed O’Loughlin- Not untrue not unkind. This means I can pop rereading all the Harry Potter books to one side & crack on with the challenge.

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Man Booker Prize Challenge- Day 2

A progress report & a challenge to you. In my bid to read all the books on the man booker prize list I’m currently still waiting for my local library to tell me if they’re going to let me reserve … Continue reading

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Book ’em Danno!

I saw this list on a friend’s blog so I thought I’d copy it and see how many of the books I’ve read. (The ones in bold are the ones I’ve read- and yes, I’m aware there’s a couple of glaring … Continue reading

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