Library Pumpkin

Library pumpkin (noun): a person that flourishes best between bookshelves.

Category Archives: Fiction

Tips: How to read classic books

Classics. When said in the context of reading, the word classic -which in life I find generally has a jocular kind of tone: “Your bank account is empty and it’s only … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Confession: Books I hate but other people love

Books. Books. You’ve got to love them. They are the best thing in the world for escaping, learning, laughing, loving, having your heart ripped out when your favourite character dies etc. … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

How historically accurate should a book be?

  I am watching Reign on Netflix. It is pretending to be about the life of Mary Queen of Scots and her life at the French court, but this is a … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Things I learned from re-reading Georgia Nicholson’s diaries

So, as you may have heard, Louise Rennison recently died, which was a  big shock to me as I didn’t think she was that old. Georgia Nicholson’s diaries were a … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nostalgia review: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield

Sometimes you enter a new year thinking “I am going to kick this year’s ass” and you make all these plans, but then eight days in, it goes “Nice try, … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

2015: A Year in Books – The Top 10

Phew! Made it to the end. This has been fun/good to do I think, because it reminds me of everything I’ve read, and it has sparked off a mini-list of … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

2015: A Year in Books – The Middle Ten

For the final 20 finished books (fiction), I have actually put them in order. The first number is the order, the second number is the place that it sits in … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment