“My Lovely Blog” Hop

hibernationThanks to my friend and fellow author, Christina (https://funnylass.wordpress.com/…/…/12/everything-is-lovely/), and this blog hop thingy, I’m finally getting round to my first Nuts and Crisps post of 2015! All being well I should have a post from another fellow author, Jeff Gardiner, on Wednesday. Looks like I’ve surfaced from deep hibernation at last.

So, the first memory that comes to mind was searching for my beloved grandfather. I was four and had just been told he’d died. I looked under furniture, in cupboards, everywhere for him. That sense of confusion and loss left a hefty imprint. Nowadays parents have some very good books to help young children with bereavement.

Books are one of my passions. In second grade (age 7), I was one of the Scott of the Antarcticoldest children in the class, often bored and given to disruptive behaviour. In desperation, my teacher began to give me books with the instruction to go read them and write book reports ~ genius. The first one was about Scott of the Antarctic and I never looked back.

The library was too far away for me to get to as a child, likewise I can’t remember any bookshops, but I was given a children’s classic book collection for Christmas one year and never remember being short of something to read. Both my parents worked and we were encouraged to be as independent as possible. I spent most of my youth outside on my bike, climbing trees, playing team games and that kind of thing but there was plenty of time to read on long car journeys.

Holmfirth libraryWhen I was a young wife in a remote village, the mobile library was a lifeline. I took my children from infancy to their local library every week and now take my granddaughter. Quality books can be expensive but libraries enable access to an endless supply and the freedom for children to choose the stories they want to hear. Now, apart from the books, films, music and computers on offer, my library also provide a venue for my writers’ group. I guess you can tell I’m a big fan and pretty outraged that these essential places are under threat.

How dull life would be if there weren’t always new things to learn. My grandma clip artcurrent course of study is grandparenting ~ learning to slow down and observe life alongside a toddler, keeping in my daughter-in-law’s good books and how to help grown-up children without interfering.

Writing… hmmm. I’ve written two books, published one myself called A Life Less Lost and had the other, Once Removed, published by the marvellous Crooked Cat team. I’ve won a few local competitions with short stories and I write for my church magazine and my other blog, Biblically Blogging. Currently trying to build enough confidence to work on several ideas for children’s books.

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A few Crooked Cats have agreed to follow on from me; Scott Perkins, www.pagestotype.com, who has an exciting new book, Howard Carter Saves the World, coming out this week, Yvonne Marjot, The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet, author of the brilliant Calgary Chessman and the delightful Ailsa Abraham, The Bingergread Cottage, author of Alchemy and Shaman’s Drum. I hope you’ll visit them later in the week, when they offer a tiny peek into their “Lovely Blogs”.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. funnylass
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 10:56:02

    Great blog Kimm – and like you – I believe that libraries are a true lifeline. I’ve never met anyone who says ‘I hate libraries. What a total waste of time?’ So why are they under such threat?
    And I met you in a library too! Fab places…

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  2. yvonnemarjot
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:11:04

    Reblogged this on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet and commented:
    Here’s fellow Crooked Cat author Kim Walker on what got her reading (and writing). I’ll be hopping onto this trail on Wednesday – no idea what I’m going to write yet!

    Reply

  3. ailsaabrahamwp
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 19:48:24

    Reblogged this on The Bingergread Cottage and commented:
    Fabbie blog and I get tagged – watch this space!

    Reply

  4. ailsaabrahamwp
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 19:50:28

    Reblogged this in Bingergread Cottage and thanks so much for tagging me. Fascinating to see how similar we are!

    Reply

  5. Trackback: Aurora in Tatters, an alternative fairy tale | The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet

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