Roald Dahl Day

13th September is Roald Dahl Day – a day when we celebrate a literary genius birthday. Roald Dahl was a novelist, poet, screen writer and a builder of imaginative lands. Roald Dahl is one of the most celebrated English authors – for both children and adults. Some of Roald Dahl’s most famous incarnations – Willy Wonka, the Oompa Lumpas’  for example remain famous characters Roald Dahl is an author of whose books I love. As a child I loved reading his books, they set my imagination on fire. They are funny, some a bit gruesome and some a little scary. Well they were when I was little. The big friendly giant appearing at windows, or the enormous crocodile and the size of his teeth. I remember those well. I still have a couple of books I had from my childhood. Both were firm favourites. The excitement of Georges marvellous medicine and… View Post

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Books To Stay Up Late Reading

How good is reading? Of all the things I wish I had more time to selfishly pursue, I think books would be number one. Yes, I love shopping and pampering, and I imagine getting your nails done must be lovely (I think I’ve had it done once in my life?), but curling up with a book (a real and actual book with pages to turn) is the simplest and most wonderful pleasure on earth. I wouldn’t say I’m a book snob per se but I stay away from certain genres just because they don’t do it for me. Life is short and there are far too many books for me to waste time on mills and boons and fantasy Sci fi trilogies. But that’s just me. I think because I write myself, I like to be inspired when I open a book. It doesn’t need to be an intellectual workout… View Post

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My Favourite Book – The Secret Garden

I am an avid reader. The way I have written that sounds like a confession. I really do love books, there are books in the lounge, books in the kitchen, I have some book in my bedroom and of course the children have books in their room. Whilst growing up there was always a lot of books in the house and both my parents would read so I think my love of books stemmed from that and I think my love of reading has been one of the reasons that E loves to read so much. I have an assorted collection of books that I enjoy reading, I loved all the Harry Potter and the Twilight Saga books, I am a big fan of Jane Austin books too, especially Pride and Prejudice with the wonderful Mr Darcy. There is one book however, that I love more than any other book, it… View Post

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Personalised Childrens Books with Personalised Gift Solutions

E absolutely love’s books, I am an avid reader and have also encouraged her love of books. So when the lovely people over at Personalised Gift Solutions gave me the opportunity to review one of their personalised children’s books I jumped at the chance. There are quite selection of books you can choose from, they have a fab collection of Disney Books that can be personalised and a great choice of Educational books. We opted for one of the educational story book’s as they all come with a hidden message or educational aspects to the books. The book we decided on was the The Princess and the Mysterious Noise, I chose this book as it from the description it sounded like a great story that E would enjoy and I was right, she loves it. The process of creating a personalised book was incredibly simple, all they asked for is the child’s… View Post

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