Every February the wonderful Bex organises the London Bookshop Crawl and this year it’s gone online, with videos, featured bookshops and offers. I joined in with the chat last night, and came over all nostalgic. So I’m visiting a few shops online and buying more books that I really don’t need. It almost feels like the real thing, with less cake.

I shamelessly used Scully’s puppy photos to win an copy of Dog’s Best Friend by Simon Garfield. It arrived today and Scully is very disappointed that it isn’t edible or fun. She always sniffs my book-shaped post with excitement, you’d think she’d have learned by now…

So this week I read The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara about the woman who designed the Creature and was written out of horror movie making history by a jealous boss. I am glad to have learned about Milicent but I’m not sure there was enough material to justify a whole book.

Then last night I read The Sad Ghost Club which is a very cute graphic novel about social anxiety. Sign me up to the club!

New books acquired:

Rescue Me by Sarra Manning (ebook)
Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (ebook)
Dog’s Best Friend by Simon Garfield (won)