Our reviewers

Posted by Guy Pringle, 21st December 2011

Even in this crazy run up to Christmas, when we all have more to do than is good for us it's incredible how supportive our reviewers are.   Alison has just put out a quick question in her weekly newsletter asking, How worthwhile is our index in the magazine of reviews added to the website? view...

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Angela and Sarah

Posted by Guy Pringle, 15th December 2011

That's Ms Hicken, Hampshire's Literature Development Officer and Ms Greenaway, Events and Development Officer at Gosport Discovery Centre to give them their full titles. But last Thursday, Angela had devised the quiz and she and Sarah had promoted the evening, bringing together around 50 women view...

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Damian Kelleher

Posted by Guy Pringle, 13th December 2011

Damian Kelleher, a good friend of our sister magazine - tBkmag for pre-teen readers - was on Radio 4's Front Row last night. Damian has 'deep background' in children's books and was talking about his pick of the titles available for this Christmas. And up popped VIII by Harriet - HM - Castor which view...

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Glass Castle morphs into My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Posted by Guy Pringle, 12th December 2011

From The Glass Castle, a dysfunctional – real-life - American family I’ve moved straight on to a dysfunctional – fictional - British family in My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher.   If you’re a subscriber to newbooks then a copy of this Young Adult view...

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newbooks ahead of The Telegraph

Posted by Guy Pringle, 9th December 2011

I only mention this because it is highly unlikely that we'll ever beat a national daily newspaper to the story again but, after my Showrooming part 2 post yesterday, you'll find The Telegraph's take on the story view...

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Showrooming part 2

Posted by Guy Pringle, 8th December 2011

Have clipped this from Moby Lives, a website for Melville House Books who in turn credit Businessweek reporter Rachel King, “Amazon.com Inc. wants shoppers to do a price check the next time they’re at the store. The world’s largest online retailer is offering a 5 percent view...

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Glass Castle part 2

Posted by Guy Pringle, 6th December 2011

I'm feeling a little guilty after my last posting on this book where I commented on Jeannette Walls' 'mouth full of teeth'. That's because I've just reached the bit where, aged about 12 or 13, she confesses that she has buck teeth. Since their way of living hasn't improved, she realises that the view...

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Showrooming - it's official

Posted by Guy Pringle, 5th December 2011

Both reading groups are fed up with me going on about supporting our local Waterstone’s by buying from them at least some of the books we read. I’ve declared previously that I’ve acquired a Kindle so obviously I’m not following my own advice entirely. However, I’d like view...

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Is this a childhood I would have loved or hated?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 2nd December 2011

I’ve begun my reading for the next Readers Gathering in May 2012 and been lucky enough to choose an easy one to start. I don’t think any of our choices are going to be heavy chores but when you set out on something like this it’s nice to feel positive from day view...

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