Sunday Surfing 23/2/14

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Those of you who follow me on twitter might have noticed I’m been posting a lot of links recently. Sunday Surfing is my new feature (inspired by Chrisbookarama‘s Friday Bookish Buzz, which is one of my favourite features) where I share my favourite links from during the week, about books and blogging.

Plus a little about what’s happened on the blog this week. Lets get started.

Around the web this week

Classic Literature in Lego. This is awesome, if you click just one link make it this one.

Lewis Carroll hated the fame which came with Alice in Wonderland. Not a surprise really, writers don’t expect to become famous, it’s certainly not why they write.

Writers with Regrets. Following the whole JK Rowling Hermione/Ron saga…

New Haruki Murakami Novel to be Released in the UK and US in August. Yay!

Books Tend to be Rated Lower by Readers After Winning Prizes. Another not a surprise. More people read it. More people to not like it. Higher expectations.

Less Than 1,000 Independent Bookshops left in the UK. The only ones I know of in Birmingham are specialist. There used to be one on the high street, but I didn’t visit it very often, it was a pretty rubbish as a bookshop for one reason, I was rarely home when it was open, a few reasons really.

The video is about reading to dogs to helps reader’s confidence. I heard about it first time last week, but it seems to be more widely  spread than I would imagine.

And on the blog this week…

I really need to get some reviews written. I have a half written review of The Book Thief, and need to write reviews of Little Women and A Long Thaw. This week I only got out one

Children’s Hour: It Looked Like Spilt Milk.

And I revealed the winner of The Literary Blog Hop

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