The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

One of my closest friends, Nicki, asked me to do a reading at her wedding. I was really chuffed and honoured when she asked me and of course I accepted! There was another reading during the ceremony, an extract from The Velveteen Rabbit, written by American author Margery Williams in 1922. It was a beautiful excerpt describing…

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Whilst feasting on a mass of Sushi in Spokane, I had a great chat with my husband’s cousin, Sabby, about what books she has enjoyed reading recently. I wondered if there were any American authors I was missing out on. As a leaving gift to say thank you for hosting us on part of our…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II

Being a Harry Potter fan, I was a bit apprehensive when I found out that Harry’s tale would be continued. I was anxious as I didn’t want the magical world I had grown up in to change when this new work by JK and co. came out. I was concerned for them, knowing that some die…

Back from America!

After being away for three action packed weeks in America, I am now finally home. I had an amazing time travelling down the western side of the US, visiting the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and California. There was so much to do and see, but I won’t bore you with my holiday photos……

Redwall by Brian Jacques

After reminiscing over favourite childhood books, my friend said that the Chronicles of Redwall series was amongst his most loved and evocative stories filled with adventure and excitement. He described the series as a cross between The Lord of the Rings and the Wind in the Willows, so I thought I better give it a…