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Collecting

The bears move house

The new residents

As regular readers of my blog will know, I’ve been shifting things around to accommodate my new bits of aerial artwork, namely my quickbuild planes from airfix

They’re now all happily parked on the top of my bookshelves, so when little paws show up with my sister…they won’t get accidentally broken

However, this has meant the little Disney toys I picked up from the Disney store in Manchester have had to find a new spot to sit.

Pooh bear and chums, in their new home

They’re now sat on a lower bookshelf looking after the books, which they’re sat in front of. This means my nephews can pick them up and play with them as they want, without disturbing any of the squadron.

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Acrostic Learning

Reference

#fowc #reference

Really, there’s always one place in

Every library that you can get all the answers

From atlases to chronicles to news articles

Every bit of info is there – which is why the

Revered keepers of these books keep them from leaving the library

Even keeping them in their own section

Now, the good news is – you can access them

Choice reading handy for homework – just don’t

Expect to walk home with them – they’re staying in the library

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Acrostic Poetry

Browse

#Fowc #Browse

Bookstore owners are getting upset

Reality is their customers are using the stores more like a library

Objecting to paying full price for their wares

When they know they can pick up a free copy from the web

Simply by clicking a button on their devices

Even now – they’re not picking off the shelf – they’re noting down titles

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Acrostic Poetry

Labels

Looking around my bedroom office

a number of things can be spotted

by the individual markings on

each item on display

like the local library – they’re

sorted by what’s on the label

! so i can access them easier , later.

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Poetry Prose

Nose in a book 2

#365writingprompts #reading

what makes me pick up a book

if this reads like a bit of a list, apologies

funny tales, interesting characters, a bit of a thread

tales I can return to….the jokes might be a bit old, but I can still get a laugh at them

evidence ?   Terry pratchetts troll sergeant…detritus,

<detritus> troll brains don’t work right in klatch….it’s the heat…if I went to klatch…I’d be really stoopid

<Vimes> detritus…

<detritus> yes sir ?

<Vimes> never go to klatch

 

 

 

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books Photography Pleasures

Stacks of Books

Salford 15th September 2018

#CFFC #Books

It’d be true to say – I like reading.

I go for books with a bit of character in them,  Goscinny and Uderzos Asterix books were a favourite of mine as a kid – and I’ve now got my hands on six anniversary editions

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Bedtime Reading

My favourite author is Terry Pratchett, he created some brilliant characters. And I’m happy to say I had the pleasure of meeting the man himself at a Waterstones bookstore in Manchester, before his untimely death. One day i’ll have the nerve to pick up and read his final epic – the shepherds crown – but till then I’ll satisfy my discworld fever, by reading one of this lot (and the smaller paperbacks)

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and when i’m bored with that (NEVER! sic) youll find me skimming through my comedy collection – The Goons, Monty Python, Morecambe and wise and Scott adams

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Acrostic Poetry

Inkling

Inkling

Ideas dropped on a page

notes dropped in a particular order

keeping the reader of the piece engaged

like clues for the detective resident in your mind

interacting – but not giving you the whole scenario

next guesses are down to you – It’s

going to be a scintillating read, as you go through the twists and turns

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Acrostic books Poetry

Organise

Organize

 

Over time, the

Reading material on the shelves begin to

Grow, taking over the library

Act Now,

Nip it in the bud – and sort out them shelves

If not, the books will take over the space – Be

Zippy about it – for space is at a premium

Everyone knows you’ll run out of it

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books

Order

In response to the weekly photo challenge

Order

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I’m a big fan of the late Terry Pratchett’s work and keep his novels on a shelf
in my bedroom – office.

They’re kept in two rows, one behind the other – the later editions hiding behind the earlier books, which I enjoy reading.

Later editions being in hardback – are also on another shelf and these are kept, like the paperbacks in chronological order, the last edition being the shepherds crown, which was completed just before  terry’s death

The books themselves have series all to do with individual characters, there’s the Wizards, Death, the Witches, the Dwarves, The thieves guild, the Watch, the Vampires and of course, theres the character that kicks it all off – Rincewind.

Each set of books has its own groupings and could be kept in their own sets – I choose to set them out chronologically.

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books Poetry Schooldays

Silence

silence

In the dusty old
Deserted library hall
The wishes of the librarian
Have finally come to fruition

For there is nobody reading
By the library desks
They’re all in the I.t. Suite
Reading set texts on the web

So librarian has his wish
And the books sit on wooden shelves
Like revered benedictines
Sat in lines in silence.