thebookfamilyrogerson

Mel A book-loving family of 3 sharing #ourbookishadventures πŸ“š Peak District πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Find travel, social media tips & reviews on our blog https://thebookfamilyrogerson.com/2018/09/21/my-year-off-work-nine-months-in/
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Someone's happy to start a new term at hogwarts! #whpmotion ⚑
we finally visited the @thejohnrylands library this afternoon after several failed attempts. this stunning neo-gothic building, opened in 1900, can be found in the heart of manchester and is managed by @officialuom .
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the library was founded by enriqueta augustina rylands in memory of her husband, john rylands - a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist. it's special collections include a gutenberg bible, the second largest collection of printing by william caxton and the rylands library papyrus p52, believed to be the earliest extant new testament text.
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free to visit, we wished we could have spent longer in this wonderful place. highly recommended for bibliophiles, arts and crafts enthusiasts and potterheads! you can see more in our stories.

comment 92 star 751 Yesterday

There's no better feeling than when you hook a good book. i've been incredibly lucky with my reads this year but i try to pick the right ones - taking recommendations from trusted friends and checking reviews. how do you select your books?
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and speaking of reading, we're off on our #ourbookishadventures over the next few weeks. first to @thejohnrylands library in manchester then to @gladstoneslibrary . we're really looking forward to having these quiet moments in the middle of what's proving to be an exciting time. you can read more about my new venture in my 9 month review on the blog (link in profile). happy saturday everyone! #whpmotion

comment 188 star 1,330 2 days ago

New season, new hairdo. unfortunately i discovered that my usual hairdresser has left the salon so martha styled me instead. as i'm revisiting the hobbit next, i thought it would be nice to go green to match the cover and i think that bilbo would approve. what are you reading right now?
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comment 154 star 937 6 days ago

Martha and the giant peach πŸ‘ happy #roalddahlday !!
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we had real fun making this shot after reading about james's adventures last month 😊
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comment 98 star 768 2 weeks ago

We're feeling 😁😁😁 today after our surprise @instagram feature. thank you so much for the likes, follows & kind wishes πŸ€—
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to celebrate, al is wearing his best @foliosociety grills. we haven't come up with a caption for this yet so we'd love it if you could help us out (keep it polite please!) we'll shout out the best 5. have a wonderful day everyone!
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comment 138 star 905 2 weeks ago

Weekend breakfasts are a civilised affair in the rogerson household. we have papers, books & music on the radio. also a little dormouse in our teapot #whpdailylife .
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comment 327 star 1,977 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy of the familiars by stacey halls a few weeks ago. based around the pendle witch trials, this atmospheric tale tells the story of 17-year-old noblewoman fleetwood shuttleworth as she tries to survive a difficult pregnancy with the help of an enigmatic local healer named alice gray.
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i really enjoyed halls' writing style and the way she brought fleetwood's world to life. the pacing was good too with enough action to offset the quieter passages. despite the title and subject matter, i wouldn't class this as a paranormal novel though. there are very subtle hints about witchcraft but they were secondary to the main plot. still i imagine that this will be hugely successful when it's published in february 2019 as it achieves that rare feat of combining literary flair with compelling story. halls is definitely a talent to watch. you can read a longer review on our blog (link in profile).
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as you can see i tried to get my familiar to pose with me but he wasn't particularly interested! what shape would your animal spirit take?
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comment 59 star 639 3 weeks ago

This was supposed to be a super-coordinated photo of the three of us striking the same pose but no matter how hard we tried we couldn't get it right.
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in the end we gave up trying to synchronise. we're eclectic by nature - in our choice of books, the design of our house & the interests we have. if there's a template, it's rainbow-coloured 🌈 what's yours? #whpcolorpalette .
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comment 125 star 1,064 4 weeks ago

We all enjoy a bit of art in our house - both admiring it and making it. in fact it's probably martha's favourite pastime so we were very chuffed when @laurencekingpub sent us the painting-in book by anna rumsby.
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it has 30 different activity sheets where kids (and adults) can try out different painting techniques. we had fun splattering toothbrushes & making handprints - perfect timing for making it through these last few drizzly days of the summer holidays 🌈
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a nod to @places_and_books for his #artyaugust tag. also thanks to the @theironbridgebookshop
& @foxedquarterly for the quality bookmark 'paint'!
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comment 165 star 1,296 4 weeks ago

Parents are such strange & fascinating creatures. i've learn a lot from observing mine - how to act with kindness, question society & keep on learning. what have you learnt from yours? #whpstudy .
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comment 78 star 649 5 weeks ago

Like walking a tightrope, parenthood takes constant study & balance. we want our children to succeed but are we nurturing our dreams or theirs? and where do you draw the line between protecting them & letting them learn on their own? these are the kind of tricky questions that i've been asking myself on a regular basis ever since martha came into our lives.
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so i was really pleased when i won the thriving child in a @penguinlifebooks giveaway. written by dr william stixrud and ned johnson, it contains dozens of tips to bring up a resilient & independent child - mainly through letting them learn through making more of their own decisions.
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i was dubious at first - letting a 5-year-old rule the roost could lead to all kinds of shenanigans! but the common sense advice and numerous case studies won me over. these guys really know what they're talking about and i'm happy i've finally found a parenting guide that i want to return to again and again #whpstudy .
(if you're interested in this book you can read a longer review on our blog - link in profile)
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comment 63 star 737 5 weeks ago