I loved fairy tales growing up. Kings and Queens, wild animals and beasts. Adventures and stories from every corner of the world.
day two: best bargain
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta, 20c from the library in near perfect condition, and without the library’s name all over it.
After several years of travel I have slowly grown accustom to using my Kindle almost exclusively. Today though, I happily unboxed my literary library at the parent’s house. This vintage Lewis series was delightful to see again.
Crochet bookmark I made, here in Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises.” On of my favourites - read it two or three times…
Inside a Victorian house sandwiched between two greek fraternity houses is one of the best bookstores in Philadelphia. Remarkably well curated, A House of Our Own is stuffed with volumes of excellent quality and content at very reasonable prices.
Spread over two full floors, the bookstore has some new volumes, but features a stunning selection of used books on a wide range of topics. On a recent visit I walked away with a four volume set of books for which I’d been searching more than a year. Bookstores from D.C. to Baltimore, Boston to New York (and even Baldwin’s Book Barn) had let me down, but A House of Our Own came through with a pristine set at a great price.
I highly recommend several hours at this fantastic bookstore. A House of Our Own is located at 3902 Spruce Street, on the edge of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.
I posted a few photos of an exhibition on children’s books in Finchingfield, a little village in Essex, that the local children put on last summer. Head over to the blogpost to see more.
10 Children’s and YA First World War Books
Did you know that 100 years ago today was the start of the First World War? World War One began on 28th July 1914, when Austria declared war on Serbia, and lasted until 11th November 1918. It’s one of history’s deadliest conflicts, but there’s few children’s and young adult books set during it (you’ll find much more about WWII). The centenary has meant that a whole host of children’s books surrounding WWI were published this year, so here’s a selection that I’ve come across, some read, some just on my wishlist. Head over to my other Pretty Books to find out more about these books.
I’m reblogging again because Britain declared war on Germany 100 years ago today!
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Books and Cupcakes June 2014 Book Photo Challenge
Day 12 - Genre
Recently I’ve been reading more and more epic fantasy, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favourite genres.
Currently reading on the bus
Recent purchase; look at my new gorgeous books | Part V