Here’s what I found bookish & interesting on my tour around the Internet this week:
Why does too many books still not seem like hoarding to me?
Looking for a way to spice up your reading lives? Check out these cool Reading Bingo Challenge cards over at Random House.
I am a big fan of Nick Bantock. He’s probably best known for his Griffin and Sabine trilogy and if you haven’t read them I highly recommend them. Anyway, my son and I made our weekly pilgrimage to Indigo last night and I stumbled upon Bantock’s latest endeavour, The Trickster’s Hat. I didn’t purchase it, but I’m going to. It’s a beautiful little book about creativity with 49 activities you can do to promote it in your own life. Visit Nick’s Etsy page. (Edited on Feb 22 to add this review of The Trickster’s Hat from the National Post.)
And here’s something avid readers already know: Great novels can change your life…and your brain
Today in literary history: A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh was born in London on this day in 1882. My mom read me and my brothers Winnie the Pooh all the time when we were kids. I loved those stories, but I loved my mom reading to me even more.
““If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne