Posts Tagged ‘Book Week Scotland’

It was a bit of a shock, on the way back from work (yes, I am back at work, despite my stupid ankle), to realise that as today is 1 December, I should already have come up with a theme for December’s 25 days of blogging. Finally, inspired by the theme “Nourish” for this year’s Book Week Scotland (27 November to 2 December), I decided to expand upon the “Food” book display in one of my libraries. Christmas, like most important holidays or events, is marked by feasting. My blogging theme this month will therefore be


The feast chosen each day may come from fiction, a painting, from a recipe book, a poem – it will be as the mood takes me.  (more…)

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BWS-Logos-RGB-(red-HR2015) It’s Book Week Scotland 2015! How do you plan to celebrate? There’s lots going on across the country, and you can find out what there is to do near you here.  This year, professionally speaking, I will be assisting at an author event organised exclusively for Dennistoun Library Book Group; I have been working with the group since January this year. As part of Glasgow Libraries’ A Book, a Brew, and a Banter series of author events, Tom Ogden Keenan will be talking to the group about his novel The Father, set in his hometown of Glasgow, at their meeting this Thursday. I hope it will be the first of many such events for the group. We’ve also put together a display of the group’s reading over the past year in Dennistoun Library proper; I’ll be posting some photos thereof once I’ve done some last tweaks tomorrow. (more…)

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love-lettersBook Week Scotland has been asking library users across the country to write a love letter to libraries, to show how much they mean to them. There have been some wonderfully creative and moving testimonies, including that by the illustrator Chris Riddell, that by Alexander McCall Smith, and that by Joanne Harris.

I could simply write one sentence, and leave it at that.

Without libraries, I would not have achieved all that I have, and would not have enjoyed life nearly as much.


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