I recently joined a live stream to watch ‘Tove and Tooti in Europe’ – a rarely shown documentary of Tove Jansson’s and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä’s travel footage.
Reading, Writing and the Moomins
I share a few thoughts on a new Moomin initiative, which was launched at The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki on 18th February.
#OURSEA: Help the Moomins Save the Baltic Sea
The year 2020 marks 75 years since Tove Jansson wrote her first story about the Moomins. To celebrate the anniversary, Moomin Characters Ltd is launching a one-year campaign called #OURSEA to help save the Baltic Sea.
2019 Reading Year in Review
2019 may not have been the most prolific year in terms of the number of books ticked off my TBR, but I hugely enjoyed those I read.
Christmas Book Bonanza 2019
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking today?
Barmouth Book Cellar
A visit to a secret book snuggery by the sea.
BOOKS AND BOATS: A Passage to Honfleur
Over the course of two posts, I will share with you some of the highlights of a recent trip, with a special emphasis on all things literary. The first part of my journey took me over the Irish Sea to Dublin.
Birthday Book Bonanza
I have decided to share my bookish birthday pressies!
THOUGHTS ON: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Written with warmth and humour as a series of letters, this novel appeared in my life when most needed.
A Dewithon 19 Taster
To whet appetites for the forthcoming Wales Readathon, today I post a performance review from the archives.
Christmas Book Bonanza 2018
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking?
2018 Reading Year in Review
What a wonderfully diverse and gratifying reading year 2018 turned out to be!
BOOK TAG: Shelfie by Shelfie #2
A fun tag in which I share a picture (or ‘shelfie’) of a favourite bookshelf and answer ten associated questions. This time I celebrate Margaret Atwood Reading Month.
Books Before the Blog #2
This is the second post in a very occasional series in which I highlight several books read and enjoyed at some point before Book Jotter came into being.
Margaret Atwood: The Works
A comprehensive checklist of Margaret Atwood’s publications from 1961 to the present day.
The Bitter Lemons of Bellapais
A visit to the 1950s Cypriot home of Lawrence Durrell.
Owain Glyndŵr Day
On 16th September Wales marks the anniversary of its national hero becoming the last true Welsh Prince of Wales in 1400. We take a brief look at Glyndŵr’s appearance in literature.
BOOK TAG: Shelfie by Shelfie #1
A fun tag in which I share a picture (or ‘shelfie’) of a favourite bookshelf and answer ten associated questions.
Reading. Looking. Thinking. A new feature that enables me to ramble on about almost anything. You are invited to participate.
#VOTE100BOOKS: A Century of Memorable Books by Women Writers
After masses of nominations and much lively debate Hay Fest came up with the top 100 books by women over the last century. I intend to read my way through the list!