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Nicola Cornick
I write Regency historicals for Harlequin HQN Books and also work as a historian
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Thank you so much, Anne. It's fascinating to see how our relationship with libraries from a young age influences our development as writers. I love looking back on all those influential books from Heyer to Rosemary Sutcliff. And lucky you having a sister working at the library!
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Wow, Mary Jane! it's a huge pleasure to hear about your library career from elementary school to setting up school libraries. Absolutely fantastic! It would be a very interesting progression to see libraries become involved in community and local tv production. I do hope that rather than being cut back, libraries can continue to develop in new and exciting directions.
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Hi Teresa. I'm sorry to hear of your library-deprived childhood, although it sounds as though you made the very best you could of your reading opportunities! it also made me realise all over again how fortunate we are when we have these facilities convenient to us.
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Hi Malivna! What a lot of fabulous events your library hosts! I love that there are so many different things we can do at the library and that they are so vibrant. Also that it is a great way to meet new friends with a shared interest.
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Thank you so much, Reina. I love that you are continuing the tradition of library visiting that is in your family. It feels so important.
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Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experiences, Vicki. It's heartening to know that even with library cuts there are ways to compromise so that the libraries can survive and grow. I think there is so much goodwill from people to do all they can to help libraries, because they have such an important community role.
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Oh, kay, I am suffering from library envy now! It sounds like my idea of heaven.
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What a fabulous job to have, Elaine! I love that you were allowed to take 2 books home as well, whilst everyone else only got one! It's so interesting how many of us can trace our love of books and reading back to find it entwined with a library. Also that we could never have had enough books to keep us going otherwise!
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That is very positive news about your library, Karen. It would be good to see more of that!
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Thank you so much for sharing your memories, Sue. How wonderful that you actually had access to a circulating library! I love the story about Forever Amber!
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What a lovely way to describe what a library means to you, Patricia, and what it can offer. Thank you!
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Thank you for your comments, Mary. It's wonderful to hear so many perspectives from people about what libraries mean to them, what books they have discovered there and how the system gives so much.
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Absolutely, HJ. Libraries provide such a range of services these days. Out here in the sticks we don't have much of a bus service any more. They are now going to cut the mobile library service completely. It is so sad and depressing.
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Thank you, Mary Jo. I love the varied history of the library! They have done such a wonderful job for so many years that it's tragic to see them being run down now. When you lose an element such as this from a community you really feel the loss. I love that so many of us have these wonderful memories of libraries and all the wonders we discovered there.
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Nicola here! On Saturday I went to Shoreham-by-Sea to give a talk in celebration of National Libraries Day. It was a wonderful occasion to be surrounded by fellow library fans, have afternoon tea and cake and talk about books, writing and history. Public libraries are so hugely important. The library has always played a big part in my life and in the development of my love of reading and writing. I can remember as a teenager taking the bus a few miles down the road to our closest local library at Oakwood in Leeds where I scoured the shelves to... Continue reading
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I like the sound of a romantic ghost story, Janice, and will put Simone St James on my list. I enjoy Mary Beard's writing and presenting as well. Rosaleen Milne - there's a blast from the past! I have Borrowed Plumes on my Regency shelf!
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Nicola here, introducing this month's "What We're Reading" feature. We've had a bumper reading month on Word Wenches as a result of the holiday season and we hope you have lots of recommendations for us too, if you've had chance to read in between all the demands of the New Year! So without further ado let's turn to our reading choices. Anne writes: I have a fondness for Christmas stories and over Christmas I read and reread a number of Christmas novellas, including some collections by Mary Balogh and Mary Jo Putney that contained stories I'd never read. Then I... Continue reading
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Interesting, isn't it, Ros, that it has fascinated so many people. I suppose it is an insight into a way of life and is about so much more than simply how to chop and stack wood!
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Amongst all the best selling books of Christmas this last year was one called “Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Norwegian Way.” It’s not the first book you might anticipate hitting the bestseller charts though it does have a catchy title! I bought it for my husband for no better reason than he is interested in wood and we have two log burners in our home. He’s finding it engrossing: charmingly written, full of personal experience, showing how important timber is to different communities. Plus it is a beautifully presented book. I don’t understand the appeal of the... Continue reading
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Thanks for sharing, Joanna! There's certainly nothing tame about your celebrations!
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Sue, we almost always go to bed early on New Year Eve as well. The fireworks wake us at midnight so we wish each other a Happy New Year and go back to sleep! It may be tame but I think it's nice!
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I quite liked the idea of the red lingerie too, Mary Jo. Less wasteful! Your celebrations sound lovely!
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On behalf of all the Word Wenches, a very happy, peaceful, healthy and successful year to everyone, with lots of good books to read and lots of time to read them in! Traditionally the New Year is a time to reflect on the year that has gone and to plan for the year ahead, including the making of resolutions. It’s also a time to get together with family and friends, to celebrate and to indulge in our own personal and cultural traditions. Hogmanay, in Scotland, is one of the best-known New Year celebrations. In the town of Stonehaven there is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Word Wenches
That sounds lovely, Sue. I hope you enjoy all your plans for brightening up your home!
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We would do the same with board games, Karin. We don't tend to play them any more but we still have the holiday jigsaw!
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