More Celebrity Books I’ve Loved

Much as I love fiction, I do also love a little bit of non fiction from time to time. I admit, most of the non fiction books I read tend to be celebrity autobiographies. Even then, a lot of them are comedians. I’m not saying I have form, but yeah, I have form.

Some of these are a little based on the writer’s stand up routines, so you do need to keep in mind that if you’ve seen their shows it’s going to be more than a little familiar. If you’ve got a funny bone, you’ll really love these.

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Review: The Babysitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin

Challenge criteria: A book published before you were born. (This book was published in 1986 and I was born in 1992.)

Blurb: 

Kristy thinks the Baby-sitters Club is a great idea. She and her friends Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne all love taking care of kids. A club will give them the chance to have lots of fun – and make tons of money.

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The write way to grow up

Once in a while, I like to give my room a good clear out. It settles me, and it passes away a few hours when I simply have nothing better to do with my time. Today, I went through the boxes in my bedroom to see what treasures lay hidden.

Among the old pairs of shoes that have worn down and the various items of clothes that are now too big/small for me, I found some old copy books. And not just any old copy books. These contained what I imagined to be my best selling novels, all written between the ages of eight and 14.

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Fairy Tales Retold

This post comes in conjunction with the release of Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan. Be sure to pick up your copy!

Fairy tales made up quite a lot of my childhood. You name the medium in which you could enjoy fairy tales in the mid 90s, I had it. Books for my parents to read before I went to bed. Videos for when my parents were adulting but I still wanted to hear a story. I even had them on a tape for car journeys.

But, after a few turns, they start to get a wee bit. . . Samey. So, in celebration of the release of Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan, Little Island asked me to help rewrite some of the most beloved fairy tales to make them a little more exciting. I can’t promise you’ll enjoy them all, but this will definitely be a whole new way of reading them.

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