Friday Finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

If you are a bookish nerd like I am, you might have dreamed of sleeping in a library at some point in your lives.  Guess what? You can! If you are planning a trip to Wales, you can sleep in the 130-year-old Gladstone’s Library which doubles as a B&B and a retreat for writers, readers, and curious thinkers.

Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone’s Library gallery

Gladstone’s Library guest bedroom

Eric Grundhauser has compiled a list of children’s stories that still give adults the ‘creeps’!

Reading A Real Book Is Not Passe: Here Are 4 Reasons Why

Kaisha aka The Writing Garnet, one of my favourite bloggers, has started a new feature that you might be interested in.

If you wish to take part please send an email to with the subject ‘Feature’, along with:

Your bio, including how you started reading and any links you wish to include.
Your top two favourite reads from the past.
Your top two favourite reads from the present.
Your top two books you’re eager to read in the future.
And lastly, two books you’ll read more than once with no questions asked.

I plan to take part… why don’t you?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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16 Responses to Friday Finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

  1. That library! Oh my. Never mind the airfare, I wonder what the nightly rates are?

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  2. Oh my goodness! I have to go to that library, Lynne. My background is 1/4 Welsh, and I’ve always wanted to visit Wales!

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  3. Diana @ Thoughts on Papyrus says:

    Yes, so many places to visit and things to see and so little time.

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  4. Diana @ Thoughts on Papyrus says:

    That place looks delightful. It promises to be an intellectual and inspiring retreat. Pity it is too far from me too.

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  5. WOW! That is gorgeous and huge! Looks more like a university. If you sleep there, can you absorb lots of new and exciting words? No, wait–I can no longer remember the words I already had.

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  6. Amy Waldman says:

    Thinking the exact same thing!!!

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  7. Cathy says:

    Gladstone’s Library isn’t too far from us…and I never knew it was there! Thanks for the info, Lynne 🙂

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  8. Oh, that Gladstone Library is tempting!

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