Wednesday, March 20, 2013
#ReaditMD13 - "Brilliant Book Bloggers" Day 3 - Melanie at "The Library Mice"
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM
|Mice love books - and tea!|
ReadItDaddy: Tell us your blog's name / who you are
Mélanie @ Library Mice www.librarymice.com
ReadItDaddy: How long have you been blogging (book or otherwise)
I started by blogging in French about British children's literature in March 2007 (http://bouquine.canalblog.com), before starting Library Mice in May 2008.
ReaditDaddy: What's on your book stack this week (childrens / grown up books count) ?
Currently Reading: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Next on the pile:
Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
Wendy Quill is a Crocodile Bottom by Wendy Meddour
Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (a rare grown-up read, but I want to read the book before I see the movie!).
On the pile to be reviewed:
Littleland by Marion Billet
Angel Creek by Sally Rippin
Hot Air by Sandrine Dumas Roy & Emmanuelle Houssais
ReadItDaddy: Give a very brief summary of why you think books are important to children...
I have so many quotes that I "throw" at parents at work about how reading helps you achieve better at school, that children who read regularly have better chances of a good career regardless of their socio-economic background etc.
I think that simply, reading books make us better people, more emphatic, more open-minded. Reading opens our minds to so many possibilities.
ReadItDaddy: If you had to name one booky person as your complete and utter book-idol (Writer, Illustrator, Publisher etc) who would it be and why?
That's easy: Wendy Cooling MBE, founder of Bookstart and reading for pleasure champion. She also edited one of the most beloved books in the Library Mice household, With Love.
ReadItDaddy: Name 5 books you think everyone should have in their book case (childrens OR adult book, or a mix if you like!)
That's a tough one, as possibly my reply would change according to my mood! So having looked at my shelves today, I'd say:
- The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
- Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness (I know it is 3 books, but they go together, is that allowed?!?)
- The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Toby Alone by Timothée de Fombelle
Weird mix, I know!
Wow thanks Mel! Coming up soon is our fourth contender, the mighty and incomparable Rainbow Library Fairy Carmen at Rhino Reads