Reminds me of someone I love: Hannibal (!) and The Lord of the Rings #bookaday

A book can be a powerful reminder of someone we love – the person who read it to us, introduced us to that author, the person we bought it with, who gave it to us… In an unusual move, for this theme Rob has chosen Hannibal by Thomas Harris and Kate has chosen Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. Continue reading “Reminds me of someone I love: Hannibal (!) and The Lord of the Rings #bookaday”

Film tie-in: World War Z and The Perfect Storm #bookaday

A film can mean a book you love is suddenly flying off the shelves, although it can also mean the cover looks very different! For today, Rob’s picked a Hollywood-endorsed copy of World War Z by Max Brooks and Kate’s chosen The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. Continue reading “Film tie-in: World War Z and The Perfect Storm #bookaday”

More than one copy: Room and Feersum Endjinn #bookaday

So, sometimes you forget you already had it and you buy it again. Sometimes you get it as a gift. Sometimes there’s a special reason for it – we’ve both got more than one copy of a book. For Rob, it’s Room by Emma Donoghue and for Kate it’s Feersum Endjinn by Iain M Banks. Continue reading “More than one copy: Room and Feersum Endjinn #bookaday”

Forgot I owned: Band of Brothers and Tom-All-Alone’s #bookaday

When you’ve got a lot of books, sometimes there are a few things you forgot you even owned. It’s the book-lover’s curse. Rob has found his copy of Band of Brothers by Stephen E Ambrose and Kate unearthed Tom-All-Alone’s by Lynn Shepherd. Continue reading “Forgot I owned: Band of Brothers and Tom-All-Alone’s #bookaday”

Always give as a gift: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and A Bit Lost #bookaday

One of the best things about loving books is buying books, and one of the best things about buying books is buying them as gifts for other people. Kate has given A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton and Rob has given The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Continue reading “Always give as a gift: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and A Bit Lost #bookaday”

Doesn’t belong to me: The Men Who Stare At Goats and Milton’s Poetical Works #bookaday

You know why Kate doesn’t lend books? Because she’s paranoid she won’t get them back. Like these books that we have, even though they don’t *technically* belong to us… ┬áRob’s owning up to The Men Who Stare At Goats and Kate reveals a copy of Milton’s Poetical Works. Continue reading “Doesn’t belong to me: The Men Who Stare At Goats and Milton’s Poetical Works #bookaday”

Least favourite book by a favourite author: The Man With The Golden Gun and The Blood of Olympus #bookaday

June 4th sees us reveal our least favourite books by our favourite authors. Rob has picked The Man With The Golden Gun by Ian Fleming and Kate has gone for The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Continue reading “Least favourite book by a favourite author: The Man With The Golden Gun and The Blood of Olympus #bookaday”

Fave book from childhood: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Snow Spider #bookaday

For day 1, a favourite book from childhood, Rob has chosen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and Kate has chosen The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo. Continue reading “Fave book from childhood: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Snow Spider #bookaday”

Let’s talk about a #bookaday all through June, with @boroughpress

Throughout June, Borough Press is encouraging us all to talk about a book a day on twitter, with the has tag #bookaday. Challenges like this are very popular at the moment on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – I’ve seen lots of people joining in with #100daysofhappiness and #photoanhour, so why not get more people talking about the books they love? We’ll be joining in. Continue reading “Let’s talk about a #bookaday all through June, with @boroughpress”