Bookish lists

The Book's Whiskers - summer books

six books to cool you down in heatwave

PUBLISHED ON 9th August 2020

As fanatics of fiction we all know about the transportive powers of a good book, so what better distraction from the heat and humidity than a bookish balm that’ll have you feeling cooler than a penguin’s toe in no time at all?

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six must-read cult classics whose titles confound cats …

… and the books they think we should read instead!

PUBLISHED ON 29th July 2020

Last month I started compiling a list of cult-classics that I’d like to read again, without the stern face of my Eng.Lit. teacher glaring down at me. And it was whilst amassing these iconic books that I spotted a number whose titles would pique the unassailable intrigue of many a curious cat. How disappointed they would be to find the enclosed pages devoid of mockingbirds, cuckoos, or mice, in this feline-flummoxing half dozen …

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books I have on pre-order

PUBLISHED ON 22nd July 2020

Earlier this week I saw a blog on Misty’s Book Space about the books she had on pre-order. Unlike me, Misty is a tad more disciplined about her pre-ordering … my own Amazon pre-order list has spiralled somewhat dauntingly in recent months. I blame it on this blog thing … the more blogs I read, and the more bloggers I follow, the more books I just know I HAVE to have. So, with that in mind, grab a cuppa and let me lead you through my prodigious pre-orders …

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books of my childhood

PUBLISHED ON 3rd May 2020

I’ve been wanting to pull together a retrospective of the most beloved books from my childhood since the day I started to build this blog. When I first imagined this list, it was about five or six books long. I’ll be honest with you right now though … the list has grown somewhat. And what follows is an unapologetically self-indulgent time warp, revisiting the books that ooze nostalgia, and happiness, and which nurtured the love of books and reading that my parents had instilled in me from an early age.

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