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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Inky's Fri-yay May 8

Fri-yay, fri-yay, fri-yay. Fri-yay?

It is?


I feel some days disappeared into a black hole this week. Is this the stage of lockdown we are in? When time starts to blur into one single day? What stage are you at? Stir crazy? Bored? Lonely? Or are you accustomed to it now? Do you have a routine?

I’m at the stage where I am watching Dolly Parton reading bedtime stories and having a little tear in the eye. Yep I’m at the corny sentimental stage. So watch out blinkys and blogdogs. Things might get all schmaltzy around here.

Fortunately, you are all keeping your wits about you and are reading and posting as well as always. It’s your lovely young brain cells coping just fine as we can see from this week’s contributions.

The Between the pages Book Club have announced the May book and it has been chosen to bring a bit of joy to our lives. Yay! Thanks! It is the graphic novel Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and illustrator Faith Erin Hicks so I hope you will get on board and join in if you can.

In bookish love we have a discussion on romance cliches from purplepanda. What romance tropes do you love? Hate? Yes I know, sylvs, instalove drives you crazy and not in a good way! Perhaps you can’t stand forbidden love? Or perhaps you just adore the boy next door (as the song goes – speaking of which if you haven’t seen the old musical Meet Me In St Louis, you should!)? Whatever it is, we know that the course of true love never runs smooth….at least in books, right? Maybe your favourite trope is the LOVE TRIANGLE! And if it is, then you will be stoked to find out that a new companion novel in the Twilight saga will be hitting the bookshelves in August. Stephenie Meyer announced this week that Midnight Sun, a novel from Edwards POV will be published in August.

Do I sense the resurgence of vampire books coming our way?

Twilight also makes an appearance over at Library101 in a post about books to movies.

What are your favourite adaptations? It’s so tricky to get past a casting decision you don’t agree with! Film and books are such different storytelling methods too. Did you see that Erin Gough’s LoveOzYA book Amelia Westlake is to become a TV series?  Please pop over to Library101 and add your comments about your favourite books to films. My favourtie Austen adaptation is the 1995 BBC series of Pride and Prejudice. Which reminds me – I forgot to say, May the Firth be with you!

In reviews for this first week of May 2020 we have not one, not two, but THREEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee from NOVELty Reads!

One for last month’s Between the Pages Book Club book, YA crime book Truly Devious…

a 5 Star review for manga volume, Given by Natsuki Kizu

and the ‘traumatising and low key disappointing’ fantasy The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Snyder.

Great reading and reviewing sylvs – such a diverse reading list this week too. Can’t wait see what you read next!

Sharing the bookish love is katykat at The World of Bookaholics with a wonderful page of bookish quotes and memes which will make you laugh and be proud of your bookishness and  guppy at BIBLIOPHOBIA is getting us ready up for the upcoming review with some overdramatic over hyping. It’s working guppy!

So tick another week off the calendar! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful full moon and are finding some joyful moments be it in nature, real life or in the pages of a book. See you around!







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Haha you know me too well inky ;)

8th May, 20