Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#ReaditMD13 - "Brilliant Book Bloggers" Day 3 - Melanie at "The Library Mice"

Mice love books - and tea!
Welcome to Day 3 of our Book Blogging theme for #ReadItMD13 and we're very honoured to feature a blog that sets exceptionally high standards. Step forward Library Mice!

ReadItDaddy: Tell us your blog's name / who you are

Mélanie @ Library Mice

ReadItDaddy:  How long have you been blogging (book or otherwise)

I started by blogging in French about British children's literature in March 2007 (, 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

1 comment:

Zoe said...

OOh, curved ball from Melanie there - wasn't expecting Jane Eyre at all!!