Reading Roald Dahl

We studied children’s books for my MA and it’s really reignited my love for them. The first time I walked back into the children’s section of the library, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. I was reminded of all those hours I spent at the library looking at every single book until one…

2017

2017 has been one of the best years of my life so far and I am actually sad to see it go. It’s been a memorable year for many reasons. The highlight of the year was my trip to Italy to present at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The whole trip was unforgettable. I’ve finished…

2016: A Year in Books

  Finally we’ve said goodbye to what seems to have been a horrible year. Never has the need for escapism been so high. 2017 is here, with a skip in its step full of hope for greater things. I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that this year might be better than the last.…

Birthday Books!

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear Claire! Happy birthday to me! Today is my birthday!! I’m 22! 22 on the 22nd! That’ll never happen again! This year, I asked for books for my birthday. Some of them I knew I was getting and some I didn’t and here’s the books…

Hello, my name is Claire and I am a Potterhead.

I’m seven years old, on my way to the cinema to see the new film about a young boy who finds out he’s a wizard. I left the cinema enchanted, eager for the next film. Ever since going to the cinema in 2001 to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I was hooked on the wizarding…

My Kindle.

This time I thought I’d give you a peek into my Kindle collection. I have the fourth generation kindle which I got Christmas 2011, so I’ve had it a good 3 years now. Like all my other possessions, I gave my kindle a name (for the record my laptop is named Aragorn). I named him after…

The Comeback Kid

hey chaps! So it’s been nearly a year since my last post. I never intended for my hiatus to last this long. I originally intended to get university done for the year and get back to it in the summer. I also stopped because I really really really wanted to read the A Song of…