A few years ago, I was introduced to NetGalley by a publisher at YALC. I told him that I was a librarian and loved coming to book fairs as a way to keep up with what was coming out. I pointed out that by reading the books first I could promote them to my customers […]
I adore tattoos. I think there is something beautiful and elegant about a well-done piece of art forever etched onto the body. I’m a massive fan of Tattoo Fixers, Ink Master, Bad Ink, LA Ink, America’s worst tattoos and pretty much any other show where they set on you with a tattoo machine and a […]
Title- A Monster Like me Author- Wendy Swore Publisher- Shadow Mountain Publication Date_ March 5 2019 Synopsis: Sophie is convinced she is a monster. Why else would she have such a huge mark covering half her face? The Doctor’s may call it a blood tumour, but she knows what it is. And thanks to her […]
Why I’m in a queue to book tickets. My life flashing by my eyes.
Today I recommended new teenage books to an avid reader who wrote them all down faithfully and promised to read them. I ordered books on grief for a 4 year old, I referred a couple learning Punjabi to our dual languages section and gave advice on new authors to a 70 year old man with […]
I have to admit that there are times when I absolutely love the English language. A friend of mine is learning Chinese and we were chatting about learning a new language. I learned British Sign language about 5 years ago and loved it but found thinking in a whole new way quite challenging. It isn’t simply […]
So I go to a few comic cons and I like cosplaying. I’ve even roped my new Boy into it. I can’t remember whose idea it was (I say his, he says mine), but after watching Zootopia we thought Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde would be a great couples cosplay. This is them if you’ve […]
This will be a place for all of my crafty bits. I tend to try to keep busy when my depression is playing up so I have many varied types of crafts. Pretty much anything goes when I’m feeling low. So to start off here are a few drawings I have done when I’m feeling […]