I track the history of my life less along the lines of conventional milestones - fleeting first crushes and those terrifying but gratifying signs of impending puberty - and more in my memories of favourite books. My fascination with the fantastical magnificence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory marked one of my earliest forays into 'proper' books … Continue reading Monday Musing: For The Adults Who Read Children’s Fiction…
Friends, I have made an unforgivable oversight. Given the strength of my love for Roald Dahl, it is shocking that I forgot to acknowledge the anniversary of his birth last Friday. I can only apologise. This is, after all, the man who gifted the world James and the Giant Peach. And where would we be … Continue reading Just For Fun Friday: The Three Little Pigs Retold
Happy mid-week to you all! Well, July is turning out to be a pretty fantastic month. What with the fantastic weather and a rather spectacular Wimbledon win from Andy Murray, we are all looking pretty contented (read smug) in the UK right now. As we work our way through July, the world of literature … Continue reading The Weekly Reader: 10/07/13
Really, I should just rename this particular feature 'In Homage to Roald Dahl' because it really is becoming a theme. But I am in serious need of a little light relief. And there truly is no better source. So with that in mind, please brace yourself. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by Roald … Continue reading Just For Fun Friday: Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes
Since my previous Roald Dahl-themed Just for Fun Friday met with such a positive response, I felt it was time bring back the joy. It is no lie when I tell you that I spent much of my childhood listening to a cassette of Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts basically on a loop, to a point at … Continue reading Just for Fun Friday: Roald’s Return
Oh, books, what books they used to know, Those children living long ago! So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall. Then fill the shelves with lots of books, Ignoring all the dirty looks, The screams, … Continue reading Just for Fun Friday: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
After a Roald Dahl filled weekend, what else... Have a brilliant Monday!
Hi everyone! Well, it's finally looking like Spring here in the UK (although I've obviously now cursed it) and I have been taking full advantage of the tropical weather. For the young at heart or those who, like me, think the definition of a good time is journeying to America in a piece of … Continue reading Literary Excursion: A Day of Roald Dahl