“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

This is a fresh start, a new leaf.

Like a fairy tale hero, I have found that to be happy I need to go home. I need to turn back to the books and stories I loved, and welcome the new ones that gathered in my absence with open arms. But to return, I will have to go on a journey. One that I hope you will join me for.

Every week I will look at a new book or story and write my thoughts and feelings on this blog. I will look at classics and new books, adventure books, school stories, romances, YA – I will read it all.
And what is a good book without a nice cup of tea? The right tea brings out the flavour of a book, and I will hunt down the best matches for each text I discuss, to share with you here!

Because children’s books are so much more than “just” entertainment. They are your friends, your family. They move you, make you cry and laugh. They introduce you to whole new worlds. They take you on journeys, to roads you could never imagine before but are suddenly a logical and fundamental part of you.

So I will not keep my feet.

I want to see where I will be swept off to.

Join me, will you?

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