Tag Archive | reading

A body of one’s ‘peers’

A what’s going on in my life blog. In July I got my letter informing me that I’d been called up for Jury Service, and so this coming Tuesday it’ll be my first day as a Juror! I’m actually looking forward to it. Well I am now anyway when I first got the letter through […]


I’m off now from work for the summer. I work term time in a college library and so have the summer months off from work – roughly 6 weeks in total. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it? It’s also my first year with the summer off. I started my new job at the college in January and […]

Only ten more to go…

For one of my 30 things to do before I’m 30, I wanted to read the top 100 books on the BBC Big Read from 2003. And now I only have a further 10 to read. So far I’ve enjoyed most of the books on the list, some more than others – others much less. […]

R.I.P. School Libraries?

It seems again that school libraries are facing the risk of closure. With one head teacher deciding that ‘all reading can be done on iPads’, it seems that school libraries, like public ones, will face an uphill battle to stay open. All evidence suggests that libraries are a must for a community and international research […]

To read or to watch

It’s an age old – timeless – debate of Books vs Films. Instinct tells me that of course the book is better than the film because nothing can ever beat your own imagination. But what if the debate wasn’t about which is better? To read or to watch? As an avid reader this question will […]

Speed Reading

Just a quick thought and blog for today! There has been several articles and blogs out recently about the amount of books some people, Agatha Christie for instance, have read, << http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/reading-is-bliss/13659451/Will-you-read-more-books-in-2016 >>, and some people who read hundreds of books in a year. There was a BBC magazine article about how to improve your speed reading […]

Me and American ‘classics’

After looking through all the books that I read last year and thinking about the ones that I enjoyed the best, and the ones I didn’t with the exception of Gone With the Wind what I’ve come to realise is that I don’t really like American ‘classic’ novels – The Grapes of Wrath; The Big […]