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We will remember them: three tributes marking the centenary commemoration of the First World War

"As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain, As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain." ~ from The Fallen by Laurence Binyon   Armistice Day is always a very important time for commemoration … Continue reading We will remember them: three tributes marking the centenary commemoration of the First World War

two chains for the six degrees of separation book meme

Six Degrees of Separation: From Vanity Fair to The Underground Railroad

Hooray! It's time for another Six Degrees of Separation post. This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six other books to form a chain. It is endlessly amazing to see all the different results and … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: From Vanity Fair to The Underground Railroad

“All time spent reading is time well-spent.” ~ W H Auden. The joys of participating in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon

In my last post I wrote about becoming a first-time participant in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon, which ran across this past weekend. Although I had seen social media traffic about previous readathons, I was not quite sure what to expect. But I needn't have worried - it was really great fun. I knew before … Continue reading “All time spent reading is time well-spent.” ~ W H Auden. The joys of participating in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler. The perfect mantra for the Dewey 24 hour Readathon

This weekend I am participating for the first time in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon - a worldwide event where participants read books and post thoughts, updates, snack information etc via their blogs and social media platforms. I have seen this taking place in previous years and thought it would be fun to have a go. I … Continue reading “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler. The perfect mantra for the Dewey 24 hour Readathon

Six Degrees of Separation: from The Outsiders to Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

  It’s the beginning of another month, which means that it is time once again to indulge in the glorious adventure that is  ‘Six Degrees of Separation’. This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: from The Outsiders to Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts