Tag Archives: Blogathon 2012

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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Fattypuffs and Thinifers by André Maurois (revisited)

During last year’s Blogathon, I was unexpectedly thrilled when browsing through the Outside In World website to rediscover Fattypuffs and Thinifers by André Maurois (French title: Patapoufs et Filifers). It’s a story I read as a child, from the same … Continue reading

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – Better Late than Never

Having been unable to get hold of a copy of Inkheart when I was doing my blogathon challenge on translated children’s literature, I have now just finished reading it. About the book: Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo,a … Continue reading

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Fattypuffs and Thinifers!

I made it! It’s May 31st, the end of the Blogathon. I’ve learnt a lot, discovered some lovely new blogs to follow and had fun along the way. I hope you’ve also enjoyed reading my children’s books in translation series, … Continue reading

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So many questions…

So there we are – all the way from Asterix to Zou. A couple of things I noticed as I was compiling my lists for this blog series set me wondering: Why do so many translated children’s books tackle “difficult” … Continue reading

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Z is for Zou

Zou is a little zebra created by Michel Gay, a popular French author and illustrator. It’s another cracking  picture book from Gecko Press, published in 2008. In a situation parents and small children everywhere will recognise instantly, Zou would like … Continue reading

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Wordle Day

Today is Wordle day on the 2012 Blogathon so here’s a word picture of my blog… You can make your own at http://www.wordle.net – let me know if you do, I’d love to see it!

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