1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you. ✓
Gosh, thank you @alib68! Please go and have a look at her blog Fantastic Reads which is a really interesting and fabulous blog. I’ve already found a host of new books through her reviews plus it’s always good to find another boarding school story fan. (Seriously, there’s a lot of us out there, come on out the closet and get involved!)
- I wrote my dissertation on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- I really love the Chalet School series. Favourite characters include Madge (pre-marriage) and I’ve got a bit of love for Jacynth Hardy (pooor sad serious Jacynth) and Len Maynard (pre-Reg. Everything pre-Reg).
- I make amazing chocolate brownies.
- DVD footage of me exists where I run round random rivers in New Zealand shrieking “If you want him, come and claim him”
- DVD footage also exists of me walking round a field somewhere near Upper Hutt, New Zealand going “Welcome My Lords to Isengard” (naturally in my best west-country accent).
- I write fanfic. Buffy. Mainly around Xander because he’s all sorts of interesting as a character.
- I gave Jilly Cooper a new library card
- http://ncrcl.wordpress.com/ (Just to declare my interest, I’m doing an MA in Children’s Literature with Roehampton)
- http://cambridgechildrenslit.blogspot.com/ (Graduate students from the MA in Children’s Literature at Cambridge)
- http://www.unheardtaunts.com/wir/index.html (Archived now, but this is the original ‘Women in Refrigerators’ blog / site which proved incredibly influential in comic book theory).
- http://blytonsevenstories.wordpress.com/ (Seven Stories’ Enid Blyton Blog – fascinating and worth looking back over how they managed the acquisition of the massive Enid Blyton bequest).
- http://nikolajeva.blogspot.com/ (If you are interested in the theoretical aspects of children’s literature, you will come across Maria Nikolajeva who is just amazing in this).
- http://kidlit.com/ (Mary Kole, literary agent, and her brilliant blog all about the world of writing for children. I have a blogcrush on this site).
- http://www.wondrousreads.com/ (Amazing blog with some brilliant YA exclusives).
- http://paipicks.blogspot.com/ (I really love this blog as it makes comic books accessible to anybody new to them – I do tend to lose the will to live with the X Men timeline so this site is ridiculously useful for me! Some quality reviews of comics – definitely worth a read).