Wednesday Wonderings

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You heard it here first – books are making a comeback. Personally I’m not fussy when it comes to reading. Whether it’s my Kindle, a paperback or even (in desperate times) on my smartphone I’m happy as long as I can read. There is something to be said for a physical book though, especially a second hand one. I’m a sucker for floppy pages and worn spines – it feels like the book has been enjoyed and I think thats a good thing. There are others that prefer to keep their books pristine and beautiful, and that’s ok too!

Here in Swindon we have an abundance of libraries, from the very small to the very grand tea-and-toast-serving multicoloured mothership in the centre of town. The beauty of a library is that you can try genres and authors you wouldn’t normally pick up, with no real commitment. If you don’t like it, you can take it back without worrying that you’ve spent a whole £7.99 that could have been spent on wine. I tend to go armed with my ‘To Be Read’ list from Goodreads, then competely ignore it for a pretty cover.

I would encourage everyone, whether you’re a casual reader or a serial book devourer, to join your local library. They often have great kids clubs (perfect for 5 minutes peace perusing the YA shelves) and many also provide tea and cake for a lot less than the local coffee shop. All this and free books? Sounds like a winner to me…

Laura
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Wednesday Wonderings

When people say they don’t read it makes me feel sad. They are missing out on so much. Films and TV are great, but there is nothing quite like having your own input into the story. Inventing the characters, the world and relationships. It’s a wonderful thing!

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Wednesday Wonderings

It’s been a bit of a rubbish week for us girls to be honest, but fortunately we’ve had our trusty bookshelves (and each other) for support.

There’s something very healing about picking up a fabulous book, getting snuggled in a blanket and switching off the world for a little while.

Let us know your ‘go-to’ book when you’re feeling low!

Laura
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Wednesday Wonderings.

Escape

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And now for something a little different…..

  Escape

Cold days, cold nights, comfy pj’s and candle lights.

A book, some tea, in my chair, upon my knee.

There is a story, to take me away, to a rich world, for me to play.

As a Princess, as a pirate, as a witch or a pilot.

Whatever I become, in the snow or in the sun, I’ll escape to a place, for a little while to have some fun.

And when the story has finished, and my tea cup empty, I’ll be full to the brim, with wonders aplenty.

With glorious imagination, swimming around in my head, from that simple, yet wonderful book, that I have read.