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Inky's Fri-yay Friday 14

Happy Library Lovers Day!

It’s a real thing! I’m not making it up. It’s a special day for all of us who work, love and play in libraries. And okay so it’s also St Valentine’s Day so I hope you’re all feeling the lurve. And if not – well you can always read a rom-com huh?

SOoooooooooooooooooooo we’ve got a lot to get through here – maybe even a double bit of fri-yaying *cough* but if I let you down last week, I know you forgive me right?

Did you know there are bookclubs on the website? The Between The Pages Bookclub has announced the February read is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab! This book featured in a guest post about books that would make great musicals and in our listicle of fantasy books set in London. So I must admit I”m hoping someone from the bookclub writes a song based on the book. Not looking at you zitong. Just a suggestion!

So get thee to a library and borrow that book. (I think I will…but I don’t have to get thee to a library because I”m already in the library…) ANd speaking of thees and thous, who here is studying Shakespeare? Imosshelf is studying Macbeth and has read and reviewed a modern retelling called Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin.I must admit I have been fascinated by Hannah Capin’s book The Dead Queens Club which is a modern retelling of Henry The Eighth set in a high school and it has been on my TBR pile for ages! For cute contemporary, imosshelf recommends Making Friends With Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu And because it has been two weeks, of course Confessions of a Readoholic has even more reviews because imosshelf is of course, a self confessed reading addict! So we also have a Mary H.K Choi comparative review AND you can find out why imosshelf should never try and be a detective.

On the Don’t Judge A Book by It’s Cover Bookclub we have a review  of Gayle Foreman’s I Was Here but there is a trigger warning for suicide.

Our Lit Club has a final review from bubbles, and I will be wrapping up that bookclub this weekend. Hope you have all enjoyed discussing Everything, Everywhere, Everyone.

 Burning Through Books is a sort of bookclub and I’m loving the voracious reading going on there for such a good cause. This week we’ve got a sekhmet rant aboutThe School for Good and Evil and we all know how much we love a rantypants!But wait! There’s more!  Go over and check out the reading for a good cause.

I mean – this whole site is sort of one big bookclub right?

Novelty Reads delivers yet again with a wonderfully emotive review of The Wicked King  by Holly Black that will make you want to read it just so you too can feel the feels  like sylvs!

And speaking of books that deliver all the right feels, over at Burning Through Books guppy gives the most gorgeous review of Cath Crowley’s Gold Inky Award winning Words in Deep Blue. In fact, it’s a love letter to the book. If you’ve read the book – go and read the review. It really sweeps you back into the world of it. If you haven’t read the book – go and read the review so you will be desperate to read it!

And last but not least, a bright happy Summer read on Literature Island.

Oh to go to a Literature Island. Perhaps books would grow on trees like coconuts?

Happy Fri-yay everyone! Happy Library Lovers Day! Happy Galentine’s Day! Happy reading, sharing and and doing all things bookishly bookish!

 

 

 

 

 

9 comments

sekhmet

I'm studying Much Ado About Nothing!

14th Feb, 20
inky State Library Victoria

Oh that's fun! I wonder if there is a YA retelling???? Will do some research and find out!

14th Feb, 20
inky State Library Victoria

Ooh a I feel a Shakespeare retelling listicle coming on!!!!!

14th Feb, 20
lauraamabel

In reply to inky

Yes please! I read a really wacky retelling of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when I was performing in it for our school production!

18th Feb, 20
imosshelf

Happy library lovers day!

14th Feb, 20
inky State Library Victoria

Thank you!

14th Feb, 20
silene

Haha, thank u for the shout out Inky! We have lots of book trees on the island and you can visit all year round.

Did anyone actually celebrate Library Lovers' Day?
I helped organise a 'blind date with a book' at school

By the way @Inky when are the Inky Awards going to run? :)

15th Feb, 20
lauraamabel

Our school librarians made beautiful decorations and displays for library lovers day and we did valentines/romantic book-themed activities at our Friday bookclub!

18th Feb, 20
silene

Sounds awesome!

1st Mar, 20