3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

At Hudderfield Library last Saturday, we celebrated World Book Night two days early and during the day. Here's an edited version of my reading, taken from The Living Library: If you think back to when you went to the library as children, you’d be forgiven for thinking that libraries have changed beyond recognition. The buildings … Continue reading 3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

Writer’s rant

After a hoohaa about World Book Night, I sat down to watch the coverage of it on BBC and ended up having a rant about...well, you can read it yourself at The Asian Writer. On the writing front, I am exactly one quarter of the way through writing. Ooohh, get me with my checklist...

World Library Night (part 2)

The scrum for books at Huddersfield Library last Saturday for World Book Night highlighted the pivotal role of libraries in the community. Three titles flew off the table amongst a scrum of pensioners, mothers with children, unemployed people coming to use the free computers for job-searches and CV writing, teenagers sheltering from embarrassing parents, shoppers … Continue reading World Library Night (part 2)

World Library Night (part 1)

I umm-ed and ahh-ed about volunteering for World Book Night, having read the backlash from a considerable body of writers and organisations about the value of giving away free books. And I agree with them. I think that it is grossly unfair that only ‘star’ authors are promoted – they can afford to give away … Continue reading World Library Night (part 1)