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Stories, Choices and Poetry: Clare Mackintosh and ‘After the End’

Posted on 13th July 2019 by Rebecca

Stories, Choices and Poetry: Clare Mackintosh and ‘After the End’

In 1915, while war raged in Europe, two poets were walking in the woods. Their names were Robert Frost and Edward Thomas. When their paths through the trees came to forks, Thomas hesitated, not knowing which way to turn. Any decision made was regretted later, and he...

How to Choose Your Holiday Reads

Posted on 6th July 2019 by Rebecca

How to Choose Your Holiday Reads

For booklovers, choosing what books to take on holiday can be the most important packing decision. Much more important than clothing, and only a close second to remembering the passports. Get it wrong and you could end up ploughing through something really tedious, or...

What to read in July 2019?

Posted on 30th June 2019 by Rebecca

What to read in July 2019?

July is a great time for reading. Publishers are filling the shelves with great summer reads. Nights are light for evening reading. The summer holiday is hopefully just around the corner. So as July approaches, we take a look at some great reads for the upcoming...

Introducing … Three to Read

Posted on 25th June 2019 by Rebecca

Introducing … Three to Read

Writers are a diverse group. Some plot meticulously, others redraft freely. Some collaborate with others; some write in complete isolation. But what do many successful writers have in common? They read. And if they don’t have much time to read now, they probably did...

Local Community: Local Writers

Posted on 20th June 2019 by Rebecca

Local Community: Local Writers

We have really enjoyed looking at all the fantastic events happening up and down the country this week for Independent Bookshop Week. There is a great sense of camaraderie between independent bookshops and seeing all the celebrations being shared across social media,...

So, why should we read children’s books?

Posted on 18th June 2019 by Rebecca

So, why should we read children’s books?

How long is it since you read a children’s book for pleasure? Not to a child, even if you enjoyed it too, but for yourself? Katherine Rundell’s powerful manifesto on the value of children’s books for readers of all ages, has struck a chord across the nation. After...

Welcome to Our Readers

Posted on 12th June 2019 by Rebecca

Welcome to Our Readers

Welcome to the first post of the new Bookablog. We have a fantastic summer of book related fun ahead. Our new blog has been in the planning for several months now. We cannot wait to share with you all the exciting news we have. We are also introducing a great little...