You guys remember the Mr Men and Little Miss books, right? They’re little and square and kinda ridiculous but maybe a little bit awesome too. And they’ve been around forever. According to their website they’ve had most of the set since the early eighties, although they’ve added a handful every decade since to keep things […]
I’ve been trying to use Goodreads for a while now. ‘Trying’ being the operative word. Not because it’s in any way hard to use. (It isn’t.) And not because I don’t think it’s cool and useful. (I do and it is.) But simply because I haven’t managed to put it into my reading action list. […]
Yesterday, I read a book. Okay, that could have been more dramatic. Most days I read books. Usually more than one. Especially if they’re short. This one is short. Technically it’s a children’s book. It’s also a textual mashup, although I don’t think you’d have to understand the references and so on to enjoy the […]
I just found out that once upon a time they made a TV series of Diana Wynne Jones’ Archer’s Goon. Brilliant book. So I was… excited and wary. We watched the first episode last night and I’m still trying to figure out if I want to watch the rest. It was terrible but in that […]
Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley is a book that you should all read. It is about being a bear and not worrying. It is only 24 pages long. It may also be about friendship. But that’s quite deep comparatively, and I’m not sure my head is up to it right now. I think, in […]
Also excellent when sick. Flat surface to line tablet up on so you can stare at them, depressed. Blunt object to beat yourself to death with. Frustration relief (if you don’t mind throwing them across the room). Distraction. Cure-all.
When I was a kid I thought Peru wasn’t a real place. I mean, Paddington Bear is from ‘deepest darkest Peru’ and he’s a character in a book. (Yes, I do know the difference between stories and real life. Mostly.) So when I was told Peru actually existed I was deeply dubious. This was like […]
Me: Arkem’s spare room — or what he calls my room — is filled with books. Rick: Very sensible of him. Me: I thought so. He says he knows what the Kandaces like, and this was less creepy than trying to find fake Ricks to populate the room with. He also says that may be the […]