More than half way through my Reading Ahead Challenge, I’d already visited an art show in Paris, braved the jungles of Colombia, and been dazzled by visions of the near future. But, like one of the characters in the novel I’ve just finished, I did not expect to enjoy my time on a tiny island in… Continue reading Book Review: Nation
June is Pride Month, when people around the world commemorate the Stonewall Riots (which sparked the fight for LGBT+ civil rights in the USA) and remember the LGBT+ people who lost their lives to AIDS and hate crime. It’s also a time to recognise the achievements of the LGBT+ community, and to talk about what… Continue reading Pride Month: More Than This by Patrick Ness
My Reading Ahead Challenge choices so far have at least been set in the real world, but I am also exploring futures that may never be and places that we can’t visit except in fiction, with this anthology of short stories by Cory Doctorow adapted and illustrated as a graphic novel, my third pick for… Continue reading Book Review: Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now
As part of the Reading Ahead Challenge, I’ve been choosing books from our Quick Reads section that whisk me far away to distant places for marvellous adventures. My second book for the challenge is Gold of the Gods, book one of the Mission Survival series, by survival expert Bear Grylls.
Paris for One is my first read in the Reading Ahead Challenge! For more information, check out our blog post here or come and ask in the Information Store.
On last week’s One Show, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that Brexit wouldn’t stop the UK taking part in Eurovision. This won’t be the last chance for Britain to vote on musical acts from Europe and elsewhere*, but it might be our first chance to win in twenty years. If you’re planning on hosting a Eurovision… Continue reading Eurovision 2017
The Information Store isn’t just about borrowing books and DVDs – we also have a lively Book Exchange, where people donate books and we give them away for free. It’s a great place to drop off books when you clear your shelves, and they’ll find a home with someone else!