Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wordle Day 2013

June 30th – I made it! The last theme day for the Blogathon is to make a word picture of your blog and here’s mine. I like the way it orders you to “read books”. Last year’s version is here, … Continue reading

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Blogathon 2013 Round-Up – the month in figures

So, June 29th, I’ve nearly made it! With tomorrow being wordle day, I thought I’d take a look back at what I’ve written about this month: Number of picture books discussed = 12 Posts on translation and related matters = … Continue reading

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Reasons to Be Cheerful

It’s raining again. It seems to have been raining forever. The weather hasn’t read the calendar. It’s July on Monday and I went out this morning in boots with a jumper and a rain mac. So I’ve been sitting around … Continue reading

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Tsundoku and Translation Thursday

One of the things I keep seeing on Twitter and such places is the existence of a Japanese word tsundoku, defined by Wiktionary as: (informal) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with … Continue reading

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The Jolly Postman

This classic picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg came out in 1986, so just too late for me to have grown up with it myself. Coming to it in adulthood was an absolute joy, however, and the boys love … Continue reading

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If You’re Happy and You Know It…

… clap your hands! OK, we all know the song and as with fairytales, there seems to be a thriving industry turning nursery rhymes into picture books. Anna McQuinn’s adaptation is illustrated by Sophie Fatus and published by Barefoot Books … Continue reading

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The Translator’s Alchemy

It’s Haiku Day for the Wordcount Blogathon 2013, and I’ve been inspired by a post by Thomas Rose-Masters on linguistblog.com. So thank you for the image and do go and read what he had to say about it. The Translator’s … Continue reading

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