StuckinaBook’s almost-weekend miscellany

Yes, it’s a Friday, but here are four things I wanted to share with you…


1.) I was very excited to be a guest on the Mookse and the Gripes podcast talking about the wonderful Tove Jansson. You know how much I love Tove Jansson. Luckily Trevor does too – and it was a real blast to chat with him. AND so nice to be on a podcast that I don’t have to edit! Listen to it here, or via podcast apps etc.

2.) Quiz yourself on literary heroes over at OxfordWords… I had great fun making up names.

3.) It’s always wonderful when somebody else discovers Miss Hargreaves – especially when they write a review as enthusiastic and fab as Ali. Go and be persuaded!

4.) It’s French writing week at Vulpes Libris. Which has become curiously poignant with the terrible news from Nice. It feels odd, with that horror going on, to share a book review – but I am of that belief that maintaining the good things in life in the face of evil is as much a defence as most of us can manage. So, please don’t think we’re being deliberately insensitive by continuing the week – which finishes with Strange Gardens (Effroyables Jardins) by Michel Quint.

3 thoughts on “StuckinaBook’s almost-weekend miscellany

  • July 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Your made-up names were stupendous! I got 7/10, and I feel I should have done better. Of the books I’d not read, I got three wrong and two right — not terrible, for guessing!

  • July 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    This just shows what a bad guesser I am. I knew the heroes of most of the books, but a few of them I had not read. I got ALL of those wrong. Just by the odds, I should have gotten half of them right, but that’s why I was always a bad standardized test taker when I was in school. When there’s any question, guess wrong!

  • July 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I missed two–the two I guessed, but I loved the quiz, so much better than most! Good job with the fake names :)


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