Six Degrees of Separation: From A Christmas Carol to Letters From Father Christmas

Greetings! 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 A Christmas Carol to Letters From Father Christmas

The Twitter Reading Community At Its Best: how a small question to Penguin Books resulted in life-changing reading results

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Borges The internet generally, and social media platforms in particular, can sometimes be rather treacherous places. But overall, I like to think that they are mostly friendly community places where we can share common interests with both people we know, and people … Continue reading The Twitter Reading Community At Its Best: how a small question to Penguin Books resulted in life-changing reading results

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