Glimpsing Gembles

Books

My book love story

I have loved to read books for as long as I can remember. I think my earliest book related memory is of me standing in the garden getting so excited as Mum and Dad gave me another Enid Blyton book. I loved the ‘Adventures of the Wishing Chair’ and ‘The Faraway Tree’ series in particular. […] Read more…

Disabling Characters – Book Review

I highly recommend this book, written by Patricia A. Dunn, to everyone – it is useful for writers, readers, teachers, and anyone who is part of today’s society! It looks at a range of books (YA novels and short stories), and analyses them in regard to their representation of disability. It is comprehensive, highly educational, […] Read more…

Reading goals for 2017

I like to have a clear plan to work towards with books, so setting myself a reading challenge is something I find enjoyable and productive. For the past few years, my reading goal has been to read as many books as the last two digits of the year; I aimed for 13 in 2013, 14 […] Read more…

The Gracekeepers – A BOOK REVIEW

The Gracekeepers, by Kirsty Logan, is a beautifully lyrical book that is set in a time when the world has been changed by the rising of the oceans. Lands have disappeared, and society is divided into people who live on the mainland (“landlockers”) and those who live on the water (“damplings”). The Gracekeeper, Callanish, has […] Read more…