Author Archives: loupie

cake March 07

Read it aloud with Dr Seuss

We’ve had a whole lot of Seusstacular fun this week in our libraries, celebrating Dr Seuss Day. Stories were read, games were played and cake was eaten. You can check out some very cute cats in their hats on our Facebook page. If you are twisting your whiskers because you missed out, never fear! There’s […]

surfer March 06

Best of Bleach* reads

Our new Readers’ season is all about that beach, ’bout that beach, no trouble.
Read the beach, enjoy Bleach*, write the waves and tell us what books go best with a little sand.

superheroes March 05

Reading journal 2: pictures and lists

Six more reviews for books I’ve read in 2015 – these ones being graphic novels (with pictures) and a YA book (with lists).

history February 14

Reading journal 1: history, mystery, rinse and repeat

I’m kicking off my year of reading with reviews for six novels that are all historical fiction and some historical crime.
If you love history and mystery, read on…

beach read February 12

Bleach* reads

Grab your towel, your sunscreen and your book. We’re off to the beach for our next Readers’ season!

hedgehog February 03

104 in 2014 15. The sticky end of the stick

Finally, FINALLY!! here are the last reviews for my reading in 2014, so I can start reviewing my books for 2015. You know what they say: 2,4,6,8, bog in, don’t wait! #141 Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh (Read 30/11/2014) I like this Regency Romance series about a group of friends who were all scarred mentally […]

WWI poppies January 10

104 in 2014: 14. War and law

Another 10 books, read in 2014, and finally reviewed, beginning with a moving collection of poetry from the Trench Poets of World War I.

Mouse Guard - The Black Axe January 07

104 in 2014: 13. The Mouse Guard never sleep

More reading reviews… for last year? Having met the 104 in 2014 target I still kept reading, and reading, and reading – but, sadly, not reviewing to keep up with my reading. So here are another ten titles from my 2014 reading list.

15 book challenge January 06

2015 reading challenge – are you in?

Ready fora new reading challenge for 2015?
Take our 15 book challenge that gives you 15 criteria to diversify your reading this year.

clinic logo January 03

Book clinic

BOOK CLINIC #6 Showing character development  If you’re writing a book you probably know that your character should have an arc, that they should grow and learn and be changed by the experiences they go through in the narrative. You know you can’t just say it’s happened – that would be telling. So how do you […]


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