Archive for August, 2011

Summer. Kid’s Books. Kittens. Just lovely stuff.

It’s amazing how cheerful a few hours talking about childish pursuits makes you feel. I smiled my way though the few days after the last meeting, so pleased was I at being reminded of the wonders of Malory Towers, Burglar Bill and The Tiger that Came to Tea. It was great to see everyone so incredibly enthusiastic about their favorite books and something faintly scary about the ardor with which of you talked about them; I think there’s something incredibly intense about the relationship you have with books when you’re younger which puts my current, rather lackadaisical reading habits (half an hour on the metro etc.) to shame.

We also previewed some of the reading list for the autumn (now listed on the rather natty list to the right). I really hope some of the autumn choices will make you smile in a similar way. I won’t be holding my breath though….

Also launched today is the very exciting Durham Book Festival 2011 programme. Get your tickets booked early to avoid disappointment!