Happy New Year – Good Reading Ahead!

January 3, 2012

Happy New Year to you all … and yes, a wish as well for a year of good reading ahead!

To give you a little kick-start, here are a few articles I’ve enjoyed on-line in recent weeks – just click on the link and read away!

How many of you have crossed over to the e-reader side? Were you the recipient of an e-reader gift this Christmas? I’ve not surrendered but admit to being tempted. I enjoyed Daphne Bramham of the Vancouver Sun’s take on her e-reader experience here.

Katherine Paterson, recent US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, reviews her tenure in a moving article here in the Huffington Post.

Read about the true life inspiration for the beloved novel National Velvet: Enid Bagnold’s daughter and British First Lady Samantha Cameron’s great-aunt, Laurian, Comtesse d’Harcourt. Liz Hunt’s article in the Telegraph beautifully captures the lady and the fascinating life she’s lived. Ah the trivia!

Did you manage to read some good books over the holidays? Let me/us know which ones were hits. I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately – haven’t read a “love-it!” book for a while so I’m all ears.

And finally, a lovely quote to read at the start of a year from the short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald:

One Response to “Happy New Year – Good Reading Ahead!”

  1. Marlene Says:

    I have fallen victim to the e-reader trend…and I love it! Hubby got me a Sony e-reader and as Daphne Bramham says, a good book is a good book, no matter how you read it. Currently reading my first e-book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and loving it so far…all 14 e-pages in! Happy Reading to all in 2012!

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