Shelf Control #55: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix #Fantasy #TBR #Children’sLiterature

The last day of July, and the last Shelf Control for the month! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is about celebrating the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains (Mine is currently at 260 including all the e-books I have). To participate, simply pick a…

Shelf Control #54: Harding’s Luck by Edith Nesbit #TBR #ChildrensLiterature

Wednesday the 24th of July--it's Shelf Control time once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains (Mine is currently at 260 including all the e-books I have). To participate, simply pick a book from your…

Shelf Control #53: Death of a Pig in a Poke by Matthew Hole #Mystery

Wednesday, the 17th of July--Shelf Control time! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains (Mine is currently at 261 including all the e-books I've downloaded). To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and…

John Gilpin’s Ride of a Lifetime

John GilpinRandolph Caldecott [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin' is a comic ballad written by William Cowper in 1782. This is, I learnt from Wikipedia, based on a real-life wealthy draper from Cheapside in London. Cowper, it seems, heard the story from Lady Anna Austen and was so amused by…

Shelf Control #52: The Second Common Reader by Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, the 10th of July--Shelf Control day again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains (Mine is currently at 262 including all the e-books I've downloaded). To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write…