Happy Birthday Blog!
We are new mothers to this blog, and hope you love our new baby as much as we do. We also hope you love kids’ books, because that’s what we’re all about. On this blog, we will review all manner of kids’ books and talk about important stuff like writing, publishing and the plight of aspiring authors.
WARNING: The contents of this blog will be extremely honest.
We are three booksellers living and working in a medium to large, but really quite small town (in the middle of the countryside). Close to, but actually quite far from Dublin. Anyway, enough about where we live.
This blog is about books. BOOKS. BooOOKs. BOOOooksssss. For the record, we pronounce it ‘books’, not ‘bukes’ (this is clearly an attempt to veil our snobbishness with whimsy).
If you don’t like children’s books, you should. That is our professional opinion. And we know what we are talking about. We have M.A.s in things. Like ice-cream making. And children’s literature. So there.
The first of we three goes by the name of Lisa.
I read historical fiction, ghost stories, classics and fantasy. I run another blog called The Mad Woman in the Attic, where I review adult fiction – feel free to check it out. Historical fiction is my favourite. My house is held up by books, and inside that house reside one husband, (who irons!!), one psycho-punk, and two angelic little cherubs, who I affectionately refer to Coco Chanel Junior and Monster-truck Jack. I write on the side, and currently have three novels on the go.
The second of us goes by the name of the other Lisa. She has black buttons for eyes and lives in a parallel universe.
I inhale books usually. I read mostly in the teen dystopian/post-apocalyptic genre, but have been known to rave about teen realism, and some (but not all) teen books that would usually referred to as chick-lit. But we don’t use that word here. Okay? I also write, and I have started and killed several books, and am now working on two separate novels. Let’s hope they survive the summer.
And the third, we call Mara. Actually we call her lots of things, but she’ll only answer to Mara. (for a complete list of Mara’s nicknames, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I read fantasy. Got a problem with that? Well, I’m a teacher, so go stand in the corner! But seriously, I read fantasy; the good, well-written, inspiring, change-the-world kind that book snobs don’t think of when they think of fantasy. I spend my weekdays teaching adorable brats how to read and write, and my weekends selling books to the same adorable brats.
I’m have three novels on the go. One is a lanky, moody teenager, one is a screaming toddler and one is still a bun in the oven (or brain – I’m only pregnant in the metaphorical sense).
These are our faces. 🙂