Category Archives: Favorite books

Was it a bear or a Russian or what?

Inspired by a recent review by Calmgrove, I dug around in the archives of one of my retired blogs to find what I wrote. Here’s my take, with only a couple of minor revisions. The Circus of Dr. Lao, Charles … Continue reading

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Literally challenged: cheating

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Travel guides, music, children’s books, games and knickknacks In the 2015 Reading Challenge — complete at least fifty-two books from 52 categories — I find by the end of April that I’ve fallen a little behind. And it gets…

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Best Beloved Writers – thank you for all those books…!

Originally posted on Joan Aiken:
 Always a favourite of course, her first and her last.   There have been a spate of ‘Top Ten’ children’s book lists lately, voted for by readers and critics, but all seem to go for…

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