Kate and special guests Simon, Gav and Darran are still on their quest to conquer Action Castle, guided by Rob (pardon me, the C64), with some bookish recommendation and occasional silliness along the way, but will they succeed? Part 2! Continue reading “Podcast: The Adventures With Words Christmas Special 2016, part 2”
Rob and Kate are joined by special guests and occasional cohosts Simon, Gav and Darran for a Christmas Day adventure game, some slightly bawdy banter and, as always, some bookish chat and recommendations – part 1… Continue reading “Podcast: The Adventures With Words Christmas Special 2016, part 1”
**UPDATE** Thank you to everyone who got in touch – all the books which they requested have been put aside and will be posted out as soon as possible, and everything else has now gone to a good home, including Birmingham Library!
As Rob told you earlier, we’re off on the next stage of our adventure to London but that means we’re having to downsize our book collections.
I’ve had a close look at my shelves and been surprised by just how many books I have multiple copies of, which I’d love to go to a good home – you guys! If space permitted, or if I just had one copy in the first place, of course I’d hoard books like a dragon hoards gold but needs must, so Rob has helped me by typing up the following list as I took each book off the shelf. Continue reading “Don’t leave these books homeless! Which do you want?”
If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter today, you’ll know it’s International Women’s Day. There is an International Men’s Day (November 19th) but oddly, people search for that more only on 8th March – curious! Many bookish people have been sharing their favourite female authors and characters today, so I thought I’d put together a stack of books by female writers I love. Continue reading “International Women’s Day – in books and pictures”
I’m sure many people will now be aware of the terrible ordeal* of David Willis, the Texan who just popped into Waterstones Trafalgar Square, at around 8.50pm yesterday, to “use the wifi”. He was upstairs, engrossed in whatever was on his phone (!), for “about 15 minutes”, and when he went back to the ground floor he found the lights were out, the doors locked and the shutters closed for the night. He alerted the world to his appalling predicament** through Instagram and Twitter, and was released at around midnight from his dreadful prison***. This got me thinking – what if I snuck into, sorry, I mean, what if I were locked in a bookshop? What would be my top five books to read and songs to listen to while I waited to be thrown out, sorry, I mean freed… Continue reading “#LockedInABookshop – Kate’s top five picks to read and listen to if you find yourself in the position of the #WaterstonesOne”
Adventures With Words is proud to present our first ever live event and podcast recording, The Great British Book Off, part of the Lightbulb Festival of the Arts. Continue reading “The Great British Book Off – join us live!”
Each weekend we round up some of the best articles or features that you may have missed during the week. Sit down with a coffee (other beverages are available) and enjoy.
Tips such as “don’t hand out cash to dinner guests” reveal what foreign tourists find surprising about coming to America.
An entertaining flowchart on what your next read should be.
Pixar story artist Emma Coats on the “story basics” guidelines she learnt from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories.
It’s 50 years since Faulkner died, which is as good a time as any for a reconsideration of his works.
Beautiful video of traditional pre-press, offset print to produce hand-bound books.